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Grantee Spotlight: MLK "We've Been Down this Road Before."

Our inspirational story is about the patient with the re-occurrence of breast cancer. She is 57 years old, African American, and a 7 year breast cancer survivor.
She has come to the MLK Health Center Women's Health Program for the last 2 years for screening mammography services. Her last mammogram with us was in June of 2014 and results of that were normal. However she called us in November complaining of a new development with her right breast. She stated when she had breast cancer the first time it had presented itself in the same manner as a breast legion. She was very concerned and wanted to get it looked at. We brought her in to meet with our breast specialist, Dr. Julie Mook, who was also concerned and decided to do a right breast skin incision biopsy in our office. The results were positive. Dr. Mook met with the patient and personally gave her the news.
The patient is currently receiving follow up care through the CDC provider. She is very thankful that we acted so quickly in providing her services when she noticed her concern. We are thankful this patient was very proactive in monitoring changes in her breasts. We will continue to follow-up with this patient and her road to recovery. She has been very upbeat and positive about her future recovery.

A Grantee's Perspective

Chenango Health Network has received grant funding from the NYS Avon Breast Health Outreach Program for many years. AVON BHOP support has enabled our agency to conduct our Every Woman Counts in Chenango County Campaign, which motivates, encourages and supports hundreds of women who live in this rural upstate county to be screened for breast cancer and receive necessary treatment and support. Read More