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justine wettschreck/Daily Globe Doreen DeWall of Okabena was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2009.

First mammogram leads to breast cancer diagnosis

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OKABENA -- At a suggestion from her doctor, Doreen DeWall scheduled an appointment for her first mammogram when she was 41 years old, just so there would be baseline results in the years to come. Going along with that suggestion may have saved her life.


The doctor who performed the biopsy told the nurse, "In the past, we would never have found this."

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