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Letter: Early detection of cancer can save lives

Helen Darling of the San Antonio Silver Stars

Helen Darling of the San Antonio Silver Stars receives a screening mammogram at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Aug. 18, 2009. Credit: Getty Images

My heart goes out to the woman who wrote “Don’t be misled by fall’s pink ribbons” [Letters, Oct. 24].

After having mammograms every year for 20 years, I was diagnosed with breast cancer on the right side in 2004. Last year, a mammogram detected breast cancer in the left breast.

Early detection is assuredly not a cure; however, in some cases it’s a blessing.

Mary Healy, Point Lookout


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