The cover of our calendar features survivor Lisa Aprati, an anchor/producer with Comcast Network Chicago.
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, at the age of 35. I was performing a self breast exam one evening in January when I found the lump in my left breast. I immediately contacted my doctor and scheduled my first mammogram and biopsy. It was Stage 2B cancer. I had a
lumpectomy, 4 1/2 months of chemotherapy, and 2 months of radiation. By October of 2005, I had completed my treatments. I am extremely grateful that my mother told me when I was in my twenties to perform a self exam every month.
Early detection is what saved my life. "
Photograph by Eric Stanfield.