Every Woman's Life: Alice West's Story

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By Stephanie Specht on October 1, 2016

If you are a woman in your forties and you have not started thinking about getting a mammogram, Alice West has one key piece of advice for you: 

"You need to start thinking about it."  

Alice was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Within a week of her diagnosis, she started six months of chemotherapy, underwent surgery and went through radiation.

Today Alice is cancer free and is a survivor, but if she had not gotten her mammogram her story could have been very different. Alice received her mammogram through Every Woman's Life, a program that provides free mammograms and Pap tests for women with limited income who do not have health insurance.

That mammogram ensured that Alice's cancer was detected and that she got the treatment she needed.   

Watch now to learn more about the program and to hear Alice's story.