I’ve been watching ABC 33/40 since 1999. That’s the year I moved to Alabama. I don’t know about you but most often viewers really get attached to their favorite TV personalities. They truly take us on a journey in the life of news and information.

One of my favorite anchors at ABC 33/40, Pam Huff shared the news of her breast cancer diagnosis.

My heart sank.

In her message, she said that she was blessed because her “doctors caught it early and it has not spread into the lymph nodes.”

When I heard that, I had a flashback to the Fall of 1999. My mother got the same news, she had breast cancer, they caught it early, and it had not spread into the lymph nodes.

You can tell that Pam Huff is a strong woman with an important message for women. Huff stressed the importance of yearly mammograms. Huff has “had a mammogram every year since she was 35. Last year's scan was clear and her cancer developed over the past 12 months,” said ABC 33/40.

Her message was clear …

“Please don’t put off getting a mammogram.”

Thanks for the reminder; I called today am I am booked for early August.

I encourage you to check to see if your appointment has been made or make it today. If I learned anything from my mother’s situation is that early detection is key!

Facts from BreastCancer.Org

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

In 2022, an estimated 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 51,400 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

Let those statistics be the encouragement you need to get your mammogram done this year.

“We will get through this together,” said Brenda Ladun of ABC 33/40.

James Spann of ABC 33/40 posted a heartfelt message as well “I have worked with Pam since 1979… we have been through much together in our professional career, and I will tell you she is a very strong woman. We are all praying for her and her family during these days.”

Let’s keep Pam Huff in our thoughts as she announced that she will “begin chemotherapy in early August followed by a lumpectomy most likely in January.”

Pam, I am thinking and praying for you.

Rudyanto Wijaya
Rudyanto Wijaya

(Source) Click here for more from ABC 33/40. For more information from Breastcancer.org, click here.

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