Buddy Check 25: Cassandra Brown

By WEEK Producer

August 25, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:05 AM CDT

On the 25th of the month, we remind you to do your breast self-exam.

In this month's buddy check 25 report, we meet Cassandra Booker. She was in her early 30s when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer and credits early detection for her survival.

"I am a three time breast cancer survivor, first diagnosed in `93, again in `95 and then again in `97 and I was done with my treatments in `98,"
said Cassandra Booker.

"I have an extensive family history of breast cancer," she added.

"Getting an annual mammogram is really important, just so they can make sure there's no changes and you wanna be here to love your family and friends and socialize. So, do what you need to do to take care of yourself."

"If they hadn't detected my cancer early, I wouldn't be here today," Booker said.

"This buddy check program is so important. All you need to do once a month on the 25th or whatever day you designate is to contact a buddy. I send out text messages and e-mails to my AT&T family, I'm an AT&T employee, to my family and friends to let them know , do your buddy check today."

And don't forget, the first annual Bloomington-Normal Race for the Cure is coming up Saturday, September 10th. To register go to www.komenmemorial.org

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