And then, I had an experience which may be normal for you ladies, but for me was a whole new world -- I laid back and had a medical breast exam there in the doctor's office. Like thousands of women every day, I wonder what the future holds.
I hate this disease because of what it did to Gloria and too many women worldwide. Until a cure is found, please learn and perform breast self-exam religiously and get a mammogram as prescribed by your doctor.
I was a 27-year-old surgical intern at New York Hospital in 1976 when I took care of my first patient who died from breast cancer. Mrs. M. was a 40-year-old woman with two young children and a loving husband.