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Tina Severance-Fonte has spent thirty years serving in public education. Health and wellness have always been a passion for Tina. She is insistent that annual mammography, early detection, and self-exam information are many of the elemental keys to eradicating breast cancer forever.

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  1. I enjoyed your share. You only understand this if you have experienced the ride. Hindsight is 20/20; use the time to enjoy the life you were given with those you love and those who love you. Let’s start living do not let a cancer diagnosis propel you to live your best life or stop living your life.

  2. This is my exact experience except mobile mammography save my life. The image came back with a triple negative invader that turned my life upside down. After surgery to remove it, 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 21 days of radiation I was declared cancer free. I’ve been free for 6 years but after that first experience you are always waiting on the shoe to drop. I’m grateful to still be here but this post is yet another reminder to me to do more self care adventures & not work so much.

    • Aubrey so glad you are Cancer free. I was diagnosed in February 2023. I had a lumpectomy, followed by chemo. Now getting ready for Bilateral mastectomy which is on the 18th of October, then radiation. It’s definitely a journey. I have cancer in both breast.

      • Sabrina….on behalf of women everywhere: We SUPPORT you and believe in your recovery. Although you do have a difficult path in your immediate future, I know that this unsettling experience can be utilized for good in the future. I will be thinking and praying for you on October 18th and before this date. You are officially in my planner by name. God Speed…

    • I am so happy to hear that mobile mammography saved your life. My hope and wish for you is that you will remain cancer-free for LIFE! Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You are amazing and God is not done with you yet!

  3. God’s blessings to you & your mom. Thankful you followed up on your mammogram results & all was well. 20 years ago my sister friend loss her battle with breast cancer, but today there is more awareness & funding to fight along with 3D mammography. Thank you for sharing your story 😊

    • Felisicia…thank you so much for gifting me with your time to read my post. I agree with you completely that there is more awareness and funding in regard to prevention. We are finally making strides to PUNCH cancer in the FACE!

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