Every month on the 12th, we remind women how important it is to do breast self-exams and to get regular check-ups. We also introduce you to a breast cancer survivor. Our September Buddy Check 12 report is about Anita Coomer, a woman who has battled the disease not only once, but twice.
Anita says, "You just can't do anything, you're down for the count." Anita Coomer is no stranger to fighting breast cancer, and to going through chemo. We talked to Anita in January of 1998, three years after she found her first lump. Now, she's doing well and staying strong, a little over a week since her last chemo treatment in her second battle with breast cancer. Anita says, "The second time, was I believe a little more scary than the first time. Knowing what I was going to go through, the surgery, the chemo, again, it's just very scary."