West Palm Beach - Kristy Pressly says she found out she had breast cancer three years ago. "I was diagnosed when I was 38 years old, I had just finished breast feeding and thought that I had clogged milk duct."
She is now on a mission to get the word out about breast cancer awareness through the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. "The mammogram did not detect the cancer, but because I had felt a lump, they did an ultrasound and the ultrasound detected the cancer and I had a biopsy and I found out that it was cancer."
she had a double mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and chemotherapy.
This year she is a Warrior In Pink, spreading the word about breast cancer awareness. "Early treatment, early detection and treatment makes a world of difference in your outcome both your physical outcome and your life expectancy."
According to the Komen Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime during her life. "And just Komen being the largest grass roots organization helping women that do not have the resources that I was blessed to have and people should know that Komen is there."
Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure South Florida
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
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