Reporter writes about beating breast cancer, but perhaps most importantly, about first finding it: ‘scheduling the mammogram’

One day each year, many newspapers go pink — with pink ink or pink paper — to increase awareness of breast cancer and support research to find a cure. This year, the Lexington Herald-Leader led its front page with a very personal a gripping story by staff writer Cheryl Truman about her breast cancer diagnosis, surgery and chemotherapy, and her struggle to get her life back and deal with troubling parts of the health-care system. The story is 1,928 words, and the most important may be at the end:

“Sometimes I will stop a moment and touch a flower, look for an extra few seconds at the farm view from my deck, brag about how the kids turned out. I am here to do that, and it has made all the difference,” Truman writes. “Part of it is medicine, part luck. The first part was scheduling the mammogram.”

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