Breast cancer survivors need to be heard by our State legislatures, and this woman did just that.
Sometimes cancer survivors often wonder whether state legislatures get to put a face on how cancer impacts people. Mary Schenck of Bartlesville, Oklahoma did just that by highlighting the plight of breast cancer survivors to the Oklahoma State Senate.
Mary Schenck found out that she had breast cancer at only 37, highlighting the fact that if she had waited till she was 40 or 45 to have her mammogram, she would have passed away a while back.
The problem, was that when she revealed to her doctor that she found a small lump while doing a self-exam, she was dismissed because she was only 37. Later after the lump had grown and now in stage three, with the help of her family, friends, strangers and a positive attitude, she survived and now counts every day as a breast cancer survivor.
Don’t let people tell you that you are too young if you feel something is wrong. Use Mary’s hope and inspirational story to fight the long hard battle. Remember you can win the battle with cancer.