In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we checked in with Rue Social Correspondent Allison about her experiences with her mother’s battle with breast cancer.
“Although Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming to an end, it is important to remember year round to encourage the women in your life to take action in fighting this awful disease. My mom is a 3-year cancer survivor and is vigilant in making sure that all the women in her life get their mammograms. Her diligence in scheduling annual mammograms for herself was instrumental in identifying an aggressive cancerous tumor in her left breast at an early stage. Although it was a difficult diagnosis to hear, and treatment involved the loss of her breast, she focused on staying positive and having faith, which is the key to dealing with challenges in life. Our family is so grateful for the early detection, and I really admire my mom for her strength as she went through this difficult process.”