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BY Charlene Upshaw

As an MD Anderson employee, and someone who has worked in clinical research for many years, I know how important cancer screening exams are and the benefits they offer when it comes to early detection. Even being armed with this knowledge, I still skipped my mammogram for two years. I was guilty of doing what so many women do: focusing on caring for other people.

Thankfully, I finally scheduled a screening mammogram in 2019, and...

Breast cancer survivor and proton therapy patient Charlene Upshaw