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Breast cancer survivor shares her journey [Video]

Thousands of women have gone undiagnosed because of skipped screenings due to the pandemic.

WACO, Texas — "To live to see 50 and beyond has been truly a blessing and I thank the good Lord every day," Nancy Drexler said, a Central Texas woman.

Drexler was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 at 49 years old.

"I was scared of course. It is very very frightening and you just want to live," Drexler said.

She had a mastectomy and underwent chemotherapy, then weeks of radiation. By her 50th birthday, Drexler was cancer free.

"It's really very important to try to diagnose cancer early so that there will be better chances of survival,"  Dr. Carlos Encarnacion said, a medical oncologist who treated Drexler at Texas Oncology. 

Dr. Encarnacion said thousands of women have gone undiagnosed because of skipped screenings due to the pandemic.

"A woman should have an examination by a …

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How to Do a Self Breast Exam [Video]

Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to find breast cancer early, when its more likely to be treated successfullyand you definitely dont need to wait for your doctor to do one during your annual trip to the ob/gyn. Being self-aware of your body is a key part of being active in your own healthcare.