MaryEllen Sheppard knew something was wrong as soon as she felt a thickened patch of skin on her right breast. She didn’t feel a lump, but knew the change was different enough to get it checked out. A mammogram and subsequent biopsy caught her by surprise. She had breast cancer. Looking to share her experience with other women coping with this disease, the 53-year-old mom (and new grandmother) from Tempe, Arizona, allowed a video crew from Mayo Clinic in Arizona to follow her on her journey.
In this latest installment of Mayo Clinic’s multi-part video series, MaryEllen
and her sister Eileen speak about the hair loss and how a breast cancer diagnosis impacts a family. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=086ySxHhswk