Local woman touts benefits of breast cancer screening

When she went in for her regular mammogram screening for breast cancer, Carissa Uhrmacher did not expect something abnormal to show up on her results.

“I went in for just a regular mammogram and didn’t think too much about it because I’d had mammograms starting at 40,” Uhrmacher, of rural Hastings, said.

Following her mammogram, she was called back in for a needle biopsy. A week later, on Sept. 28, 2021, at the age of 47, Uhrmacher was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Uhrmacher had no prior medical issues that might suggest something was wrong, nor did she have any family history of breast cancer...


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