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Laurie Zupan
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Early detection is EVERYTHING.  My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago.  It was very early stages, so they did a lumpectomy.  My mother also enrolled in a research program at Ohio State that combined the then experimental drug Tomoxifen and cocktails of herbs and vitamins.  The cancer returned 8 years later, so they performed another lumpectomy and round of Tomoxifen.  Ironically, it returned again after another 8 years.  For this recurrence, my mother had radiation therapy.

So far, no recurrence.

I got a mammogram for my 41st birthday and plan to keep them up.

Karen, let us know how it goes.