- October 12, 2015
It’s the American dream: work hard, raise good kids who have children of their own, then retire and enjoy your golden years. Barb Garrett is living that dream right now. She’s able to because of a screening mammogram 15 years ago that changed her life.
“I’ve been faithful with yearly mammograms since I turned 40,” said Barb. “But in 2000, when I was 46, I almost skipped it. But I was having my annual checkup with Marcy Gregg in the Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic, and she encouraged me to go ahead and get it.”
t was that screening that showed a spot on her breast. After a biopsy, it was determined to be malignant. It was breast cancer. Dr. Dane Johnson, an RCH surgeon (now retired) performed the lumpectomy.