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Get Those Mammograms as Prescribed!

Breast cancer survivor Ginger Modiri stresses the importance of getting mammograms on time. To celebrate her 8-year anniversary of being cancer-free she organized a walk after the More than Pink Walk was cancelled because of COVID-19.
October 2020 Vol 6 No 5
Ginger Modiri
San Juan Capistrano, California
Breast cancer survivor
Ginger (middle, with pink hat) organized her own More than Pink Walk this year with family and friends.

Our yearly More than Pink Walk on Newport Beach was canceled because of COVID-19, so I organized my own walk around Marbella Country Club, in San Juan Capistrano, California, to celebrate my 8-year anniversary of being cancer-free.

On a sunny day 8 years ago, I had my annual gynecologic exam. All went well, and I scheduled my next-year appointment. My next stop was my yearly mammogram, which I had put off for 3 months (shame on me!). I normally have it on my birthday, as my birthday gift to myself. That appointment did not go as well. The mammogram showed a small mass on my left breast.

Then the race had begun to get the cancer out of my body and go on with my life. I am blessed with 8 years of being cancer-free, and life is good. My message: Get those mammograms!

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