BY Judy Garcia

After working so hard to persuade my mom to get a mammogram last fall, it was startling to learn there was actually an area of concern in her left breast. When we found out it was ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), or stage 0 breast cancer, it was pretty shocking for both of us.

At first, I was a little worried. But I was also very hopeful. Because as a breast ultrasound technologist at MD Anderson The Woodlands, I see this kind...

Caregiver Judy Garcia (right), stands with her arms around her mother, Maria, in the waiting area at MD Anderson The Woodlands. Judy is wearing her scrubs, and both women are wearing medical-grade face masks.