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October 18, 2013

Early detection key to breast cancer elimination

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CHICKASHA —

"We don't want women to let their guard down because of recent improvements," she said. "Things can still change dramatically over the course of 12 months and I have seen cancers that are no bigger than a pencil dot on a mammogram."

McElroy said concerns patients had regarding discomfort during a mammogram have been addressed as well. She said new pads have been placed on the machine, which makes the procedure more comfortable. 

"Those women who were afraid of getting hurt won't have to be any more," she said. 

McElroy said women can schedule their appointments with Grady Memorial Hospital by calling 405-779-2810 and many times can get in that day. She is also available to teach private and group classes on how to properly perform self exams.

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