Despite a recent controversial study that said breast self-exams may do more harm than good, most doctors and all of us at KFVS, are urging women to keep doing them. We also emphasize regular mammograms, the kind that saved Kay Crockett's life.
"Nobody wants to die, but I was more concerned I didn't want to leave my family and I didn't," Kay says. Kay's greatest joy in life is the time she spends with her four children and her seven grandchildren. Kay says, "When they called and said come back in, it didn't frighten me. I didn't think anything about it. You don't think it will happen to you." But it was happening to her, Kay had breast cancer. She says, "When he called, and said do you want to come into my office or do you want me to tell you over the phone, I said just tell me over the phone. One of my daughters was with me. When he said it's cancer, my daughter said I think I'm going to throw up. I said that's kind of how I feel."