Facing her breast cancer head-on

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Her cancer was Stage 1, but she says, it was so aggressive that catching it early truly was the key.

On Tuesday, breast cancer awareness nonprofit Susan G Komen announced the launch of its first crowdfunding campaign, which is dedicated to supporting metastatic breast cancer research.

All October if anyone, woman or man, gets a mammogram at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center they will receive free pink coffee mug.

This year in the USA, 252,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed, with the disease claiming 40,600 lives.

"I think we all know somebody that's been affected by this disease", said Barrett.

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness, Force and JFR will support Alexis DeJoria Racing's efforts in bringing the Baylor Health and Nevada Health Centers mammovan to Dallas and Vegas.

But, there has been a recent breakthrough in genetic testing for those at risk of developing breast cancer.

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Scott Hill, president and CEO of Columbus Regional Health, said luncheon has raised $510,000 over the past 15 years.

The U.S. National Cancer Institute provides more information on breast cancer.

Colin Hillman and Sgt. Jim Malana came up with the promotion, which is happening now because October is breast cancer awareness month.

"Something inside of me said don't be stupid - go get it done", Rossi said.

"Early screening and better treatments are finally starting to pay off with better outcomes", said Dr. Stephanie Bernik, chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.