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A network of comprehensive breast health centers.
A network of comprehensive breast health centers.

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Every day is a new day to be courageous and give something a fresh start.
Remember, courage isn’t always defined by bold acts of bravery. It can be seen in small acts of facing difficult situations despite fears or hardships.

#MondayMotivation #BeCourageous #Breastlink
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Breast cancers may be harder to detect in women with dense breasts using mammography alone.

Women with dense breasts should consider consulting with their physicians to learn about supplemental breast screening in combination with mammography.

Women, regardless of their breast density, should receive an annual mammogram after they reach the age of 40. #40not50
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#MythBusterMonday
Myth No. 10: There Is No Way to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

While there is no way to eliminate the risk of breast cancer, the choices women make can help lessen the odds. Women who exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, stay at a healthy weight, limit alcohol consumption, and don’t smoke are significantly less likely to develop cancer over the course of their life.
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Breastlink Angel and Breast Cancer Survivor, Elizabeth DeShano. Diagnoses with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in June 2009 at age 43.


When my doctor retired around the beginning of 2009, I thought “No big deal, I’ll find a new doctor eventually. I’m very rarely sick.” Then on a Sunday night in June, I felt a lump! I had never known anyone in my situation and didn’t know where I should go. I prayed for the Lord to guide me to where I needed to be. That night I called a friend and told her what was going on and she immediately told me that I needed to call Breastlink first thing in the morning. I called and met with Dr. Mabry and Dr. Lind (both angels without wings, just so you know), had a mammogram, sonogram, and biopsies and was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2A (what the heck is that??? … I thought).

And so my journey began with 4 ½ months of neoadjuvant chemo, a lumpectomy with lymph node removal, then bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction, a second lymph node removal, and a 5 years of targeted chemo for my cancer.

Some days felt like a mouth full, but I was truly blessed with wonderful family, friends, doctors and nurses (never in my life had I been hugged and loved by so many people – including the doctors and nurses at Breastlink). I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be. At Breastlink, they treat you like a person, who just happens to have cancer. It’s been 8 years since being diagnosed and I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, opening my eyes every morning to the wonderment of what this day will bring, thanks to the Lord and everyone at Breastlink.

When I was approached and asked to be a volunteer at Breastlink, I jumped at the chance!! It is such a privilege to be part of someone else’s journey. In most cases, I feel like the blessed one, having met some of the most inspiring and beautiful women, and getting to see them come out the other side of this journey more beautiful and confident than before. That is what it’s all about! I know this may sound unusual, but getting cancer was one of the best things that ever happened to me (stop by some time and I’ll tell you why). That’s what they do at Breastlink, they give you HOPE for a better today and tomorrow.

"I don't think of all the misery but of all of the beauty that still remians." – Anne Frank

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