KUTV anchor-reporter Mary Nickles took cameras along as she went in for a recent mammogram to show viewers how quick and easy it is to get screened. While she stressed the importance of regular mammograms in her story, she didn’t realize at the time how important this one would be for her.
Nickles’s mammogram displayed a dense spot of tissue that doctors eventually diagnosed as a malignant tumor.
Nickles announced the diagnosis on her Facebook wall today, telling people that she recently had a successful lumpectomy and will soon undergo chemotherapy and radiation.
“I’m sharing to encourage more of you to get your screenings!” Nickles wrote.
KUTV is airing the story of Nickles’s unexpected diagnosis during its newscasts today. Video is available here (KUTV’s video player doesn’t allow embedding).
Nickles has started a blog to document her battle with breast cancer: maryscancerstory.blogspot.com
Here’s Nickles’s original story in which she received the fateful mammogram: