Cynthia came for her yearly mammogram Friday- Cynthia is my hero of the day. She embodies the spirit of this October, showing that just one person can make a difference.
You see, Cynthia had a colleague, perhaps just like someone you know: a co-worker who had never had - and really didn't want to have - a mammogram. With gentle persuasion, Cynthia prodded that colleague into have that screening mammogram. And yes, you guessed it, that reluctant co-worker had a 3D mammogram which found breast cancer, changing her life.
There are many reasons women choose not to get screened - fear, confusion, lack of time - all these can block women from taking potentially life-saving action. But if we can find the way to dismantle those roadblocks we CAN make a difference in women’s lives. The roadblocks can seem daunting - some of the issues too complex for an easy, quick solution. But just as Cynthia’s story showed us, sometimes it just takes one person.
One person can take the time to say, “Hey - I did it, you can too.”
One person can say, “Hey - this can make a big difference for you.”
One person can say, “Hey - I care about you - do whatever you can to be your healthiest.”
So, today I salute Cynthia! And we at Diagnostic Imaging Centers together salute all of you who are out there making a difference - one ribbon at a time.
- Dr. Linda Harrison, radiologist and women’s imaging expert
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