Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide with more than 200,000 new cases each year in the U.S. alone. Receiving regular mammograms can greatly lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Kim Olson agreed to share her survival story.
“I went in for my regular exam with no anxiety. I’ve had mammograms for years so I wasn’t worried at all. A week later I was subbing at East Elementary when I noticed several missed calls from the clinic on my cell phone. During lunch I returned the calls and was told to come in right away. They told me it was in regards to my mammogram, but they wouldn’t give me any details on the phone,” Olson said. “I got to the clinic and it’s amazing how fast they rush you in there in a situation like that. Renee Grams is my physician, she told me they found something in my mammogram and it appears it’s breast cancer, but without a biopsy we don’t know for sure.”
The biopsy was done a week later.
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