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Cancer Screening - Annmarie Powers-Vance: Patient Stories
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 Treatment team: Franciscan Cancer Center, Virginia Mason
“After a routine mammogram, my doctor called me and said there was an abnormal reading. I was sent for an ultrasound and biopsy, which found I had a tumor in my breast. It was stage I. I had a lumpectomy, six weeks of radiation and hormone therapy. My six-month mammogram showed I’m now clear of cancer. Mammograms save lives. If I had skipped the test for a year or two the cancer could have killed me, but it was caught early because of the yearly test.”