Breast cancer survivor says early detection played huge part in her survival

Posted October 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

At the age of 36, Maryville resident Carolyn Coy scheduled her very first mammogram in an attempt to get her mother – who in her 60s had never had one – to go along with her.

It was November of 2011, and the night before she was to go in, Coy did a self-exam and was surprised to find a lump in her right breast.

She didn’t know what to expect when she arrived for her appointment at the St. Francis Mammography Clinic, but the staff reassured her once she arrived.

“The ladies made me feel really relaxed during my procedure that is known to be uncomfortable and sometimes awkward,” Coy said. “They

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