COLUMBUS,Ga. – Breast Cancer Awareness month continues across the country. It is a time to educate women about the importance of self exams.
At stage II, a tumor may be detected during a breast self-exam as a hard lump within the breast. Breast self-exams and routine screening can often lead to early diagnosis, when the cancer is most treatable.
Angela Watt-Johnson of Columbus discovered a lump under her arm. After a mammogram, ultra sound and biopsy, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. The cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.
She says she’s prayed for healing and trusts God to deliver.
“And so that’s what I’m depending on, and He said we have not because we ask not, so I’ve asked and I consider it done,” said Angela Watt-Johnson.
Angela made the decision to have a lumpectomy. She has eight more weeks of chemo and then 6 weeks of radiation.
Angela says she tries to remain positive in this fight. That’s the advice she gives to other Breast Cancer Warriors. But perhaps her most important advice is go to your source of strength, whatever that may be. For Angela it was prayer.
Health officials say breast self-exams and mammograms can lead to early detection of breast cancer.