Roseburg Or, (KMTR) Last year when Alice Turner found out she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, she was shocked, and for good reason: she had gotten a mammogram just seven months earlier that had come back negative.
Even after taking a second look at that original mammogram doctors still couldn't find the tumor they were now diagnosing a half a year later.
They were able to treat the cancer, and so far Alice says there are no signs that it's coming back.
She wants this to serve as a reminder for women to do self exams. She says without them, she might not have caught the cancer when she did.
It's been a year since the tumor was removed. She still feels aches and pains from her surgery but says it's getting better. Once she heals completely, she wants to return to volunteering at the Community Cancer Center. She says preparation and asking questions were key in her survival. She encourages women to take time out of their schedule, visit with their doctor, and learn what they can do to stay ahead of breast cancer.