Five years ago, a group of women danced in Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance because they had a tomorrow. They had survived breast cancer. In this blog series, find out where they are today. Today, Nancy Bowie.
Nancy Bowie, Lexington Medical Center Graphics & Printing Manager
Of the women featured in Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance, Nancy has been cancer-free the longest – 21 years! She detected her cancer with a self-breast exam at age 33, and doctors diagnosed her with invasive ductal carcinoma, grade III.
“I cannot think of one reason not to do self-breast exams or have an annual mammogram. What you don’t know CAN hurt you. Being proactive with your health care is the key to a happy and healthy life,” she said.
Now a grandmother of two boys and a girl, Nancy will never forget participating in the hospital’s Pink Glove Dance.
Nancy continues to see her oncologist once a year, does self-breast exams and has an annual mammogram. She encourages women to be informed about their health.
“Understand all of your options, talk to the doctor and do your research. When you are in control of the information and understand what is happening, you will feel stronger and make wise decisions.”