Family history with breast cancer leads to careful monitoring and effective action.
Edna, a secretary at Lake Murray Elementary school is no stranger to breast cancer. Her mother and sister are both survivors. Because of this, Edna never missed a mammogram. When a potential problem was found, she underwent an elective double mastectomy.
She was happy she did. Irregular cells had become cancerous and spread into her lymph nodes. "It was very sneaky," she said. Careful monitoring likely saved her life.
Six years later, Edna is cancer free and visits Lexington Medical Associates for regular checkups. Focused on the next generation, Edna will ensure her daughter begins mammograms early.