June is National Cancer Survivor Month


“In the fall of 2017 the healthcare facility in my community made the addition of 3D mammography in their breast center. As an imaging professional at this facility I wanted to be the first patient on our new equipment so I had my mammogram early that first day. I had been feeling something very small. The combined imaging technology of 3D mammography, ultrasound, and MRI breast would start my journey into early detection of breast cancer. With especially dense breast tissue, these imaging tools working together helped identify my breast cancer. Following several ultrasound biopsies, my pathology results helped guide the surgeon and treatment that would be necessary. My results were invasive ductal carcinoma, HR -, HER2 +. After undergoing a lumpectomy, I received 18 weeks of chemo, 20 radiation treatments, and one year of Herceptin treatment. I continue to celebrate being cancer free! I also continue to have follow up imaging each year with Mammography, Ultrasound and MRI. With the advancement in imaging, early detection is possible. “

Terrie Loflin, RT, R, BSHCA