Peggy Fuller had gone in for her normal mammogram when doctors determined an area needed to be biopsied. After several tests and waiting she and her husband Steve went in to hear the diagnosis. The doctors told Peggy she had breast cancer.
Steve kept positive by believing in the good odds of catching it early.. A lumpectomy would follow and an intense schedule of radiation, every day for seven weeks. Peggy says her daughters, Emily, Jane, and Carrie also helped her get through. She says several things are key for anyone faced with breast cancer. Peggy says being an advocate for yourself and learning all you can will help you make the decisions that are best for you. Sot-09.12.29 Peggy has finished her radiation.
She will soon start taking a pill called femora, which works to prevent a re-occurrence. She'll take the pill for five years.. For now she says the future looks bright. Peggy says she wants everyone to know the importance of mammograms and self breast exams she says the mammogram she had may have saved her life. If you would like to sign up for buddy check 16, you'll receive a free packet with reminders for doing your self breast exams, and other information. We also have some packets you can pick up at our station at the front desk, they are free.