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October 19, 2013

Hardin shares her story hoping to help someone else

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In June 2010, Hardin went for her annual mammogram at Saint John’s Women’s Center. They did a mammogram and Hardin was sent out to the waiting room and then called back for another picture to try and get a clearer image of part of her breast.

Martha was asked to come back for a follow-up mammogram another day. After completing the mammogram, they continued to do some other tests, including an ultrasound of her breast.

"My mom called and told me what was going on," said Chastity. "I was at work and immediately left to be with my mother."

"Everything went really fast after that," said Hardin. A biopsy of the breast was scheduled within a week, and it confirmed breast cancer.

"I remember hearing the doctor saying that my mother had breast cancer," said Chastity. "Tears were streaming down my face as I was thinking I’ve got to be strong for my mother."

Martha said, "Chastity couldn’t stop crying, so I was trying to reassure her and she said, ‘Mom, I should be the one consoling you.’ I kept telling her I was going to be all right. I’m going to fight this, no matter what it takes."

"Later when I got home, I was lying in bed and finally started crying," said Martha. "When I was first told about the cancer, I was numb and couldn’t cry. It was unreal to me. I asked the Lord to help me find strength."

The type of breast cancer Martha was diagnosed with was Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC), Stage II. Because there were multiple areas of her breast affected, a mastectomy was suggested. As a result, Hardin didn’t have to have any chemo or radiation. She takes a medication called Femara in pill form once daily. She has been taking it for three years and is to continue for two more years.

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