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At the age of 35 I had my first mammography, a baseline they said, so they would have something to compare future ones to. They found a small tumor, the size of a pea. With three daughters, ages 2, 3 and 5, I was willing to do anything. The doctor said we would kill an ant with a sledgehammer and I was willing. I had a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. Twenty years later, I had my routine mammography. Out of the blue they found two areas in the same breast. I am now post mastectomy. I chose a prophalactic mastectomy for the other side. I am undergoing reconstruction at this time. No chemo this time! I am here to tell you mammographies and aggressive therapies save lives. Encourage the ladies in your lives to have them. Drag them if you must!

River Vale, NJ

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Your click on the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button helps fund free mammograms for women in need — low-income, inner-city and minority women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited. Your click is paid for by site sponsors, and mammogram funding is provided to clinics throughout the U.S. through grants distributed by With a simple, daily click of the pink "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Breast Cancer Site, visitors help to provide free mammograms for women in need. Visitors pay nothing. In addition to clicking the pink "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button, visitors can help more by shopping in The Breast Cancer Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers generate funds that provide free mammograms for women in need.

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