It took only a few days for her hair to fall out. But that didn't falter her positive attitude.
"I'm very blessed and grateful," she says.
Campbellsville resident Annette Thompson, 42, said she has always had regular mammograms. With fibrocystic breast disease, she said, she knew it was only a matter of time before she had a "bad" mammogram.
Thompson said the doctor who had performed her last mammogram told her to contact her family doctor. At that point, Thompson said, she became scared her mammogram wasn't normal.
"In June 2007, it was a bad one," she said.