"While everyone who gets cancer is clearly unlucky, I got lucky by catching it earlyÃ¢â‚¬”and there are so many people to thank for making sure I did. Every producer, every person who urged me to do this, changed my trajectory. The doctors told me bluntly: 'That mammogram just saved your life.' I was also told this: For every person who has cancer, at least 15 lives are saved because people around them become vigilant. They go to their doctors, they get checked. I can only hope my story will do the same and inspire every woman who hears it to get a mammogram, to take a self exam. No excuses. It is the difference between life and death."
Ã¢â‚¬”ABC News' Amy Robach, who announced this morning that she has breast cancer (she discovered it after having her first mammogram on-air last month).
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