• Cancer survivor says ‘You have to keep going’
By Wayne Parham

Lou Jean Battle, of Warrenton, fought breast cancer and won. She is in remission. Photo by Wayne Parham.

Lou Jean Battle, of Warrenton, battled breast cancer and won. She is a survivor who believes a cancer diagnosis should never get you down.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Now she is in remission, but still has a mammogram every year.
“I found a lump in my own breast,” she said. “I do a breast exam every day. That was something I was used to doing anyway.”
She had a mammogram, and at that point was told it was benign. But then she noticed something else going on.
“I noticed in that same area it was looking different and I went back for another mammogram. That’s when they did the biopsy and said it was cancer.”
She contacted her doctor, Kelly Carter, who suggested she have another mammogram. Within a day or two, Battle was referred to Dr. Karen Yeh, a cancer doctor, for a biopsy.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Oct. 28, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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