Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 14, 2013

Living with the aftermath of breast cancer treatment

Glasgow Daily Times


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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