According to The American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, but millions of women are surviving this disease because of early detection.
Judy White says she had no symptoms and never thought it would happen to her. It did. Judy was diagnosed with breast cancer at the beginning of August after a screening mammogram detected a problem. She says she "was a bad girl and didn't go every year." Her doctor kept encouraging her to get a screening mammogram. Luckily, she eventually did.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women begin screening mammograms at 40 years of age, with self-exams prior.