Mammograms were not new to her, and the one she had in December 2000 was just routine – until something was spotted on an image of her right breast.
“We did a needle biopsy within days,” Betty Allway said.
“When they find a lump in your breast, everything has to be done quickly,” she said. “Then I went to Vanderbilt [University Medical Center] for a second opinion because my children insisted that I do that. … I had surgery in February. And you know, I never thought I’d forget the date, but I have.”
She knew the lumpectomy occurred after her 35th wedding anniversary on the 19th, though.
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