It takes two

It takes two

Arnulfo and Teresa Sanchez have been married for 40 years. They know being married means taking care of each other. Mr. Sanchez cares for his wife and reminds her about doctor’s appointments. Mr. Sanchez learned about mammograms from his wife. He learned women should get yearly breast exams once they turn 40.

The 15 year wait

The 15 year wait

Phyllis Freeborn, age 55, did not get a mammogram for years. She got her first breast exam this year. Now, she knows getting regular breast exams is important. Yearly mammograms detect changes in the breasts that may not be felt. After her first mammogram, she walked out smiling. Freeborn said it was uncomfortable but “didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would.” Getting yearly breast exams is, “Not as scary as what might happen if you don’t get one.”

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