#IamKomenATL – Susan F.

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I am a breast cancer survivor.  As I reflect on my journey, one thing is clear:  knowledge is power in the fight against breast cancer.  Ten years ago I noticed an abnormality in my right breast, and just after my 40th birthday, I went in for my first mammogram.  Two weeks later my life was turned upside down, as I met with a breast surgeon to chart a course of action for how to combat my breast cancer diagnosis.  Eight rounds of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and full reconstruction surgeries filled the next year of my life.  That was a decade ago, and this year I celebrated my ten-year cancer-versary!

But, the following advice still remains incredibly important to my family and me:Yes-Maam-Logo  Understand your risk.  Know your normal.  Get screened.  Ask questions.

Komen Atlanta empowers people in our community with information and resources so they, too, can detect and survive breast cancer.  This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, make a difference by donating to Komen Atlanta and Say “Yes Ma’am” to save a life.