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Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

By Lawayne Childrey | Published 11 Oct 2013 02:37pm | comments

More than 400 women die from breast cancer every year in Mississippi. That's according to the Mississippi Department of Health. In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month MPB's Lawayne Childrey reports early detection helps save lives.

Regina Sulton of Madison discovered she had breast cancer over five years ago.  She credits her survival to a divine touch with her finger.

"Just preparing for a shower, just touching one spot of my body and there it was that lump. So it is so important that if you feel something that is not of your body that you let someone know."

Today Sulton, volunteers with the American Cancer Society informing women about the importance of early detections.

"Go that extra mile, that extra step to know what it is and not to be fearful of even with something being detected. Because we have so much more than we had years before with our medical services and with our doctors and with our instruments that are being used."

Experts say mammograms can detect cancer early---when it is most treatable. Lawayne Childrey, MPB News.

 

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