Shall We Dance? Pink Glove Dancer Update

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, Amy Stansell.

Amy Stansell, Lexington Medical Center Operating Room Nurse
Diagnosed at 35 years old with poorly differentiated, estrogen and progesterone receptor positive, invasive ductal carcinoma, stage IA, Amy knew participating in the Pink Glove Dance was a chance to show people that breast cancer is not just an issue for older women.

amys“I had three children in elementary school when I was diagnosed, so this was very important to me. I embraced my journey and used it for good,” said Amy.

In the five years since the Pink Glove Dance, many things have changed for her.

amy-stansell028b“I have been cancer free for nine years! I completed my bachelor’s degree in nursing and went back to work full time in the Operating Room at Lexington Medical Center.”

Amy emphasizes the importance of self-breast exams. She found her cancer during a self exam as did her oldest sister. She has a strong family history but no genetic markers.

“Self-breast exams are very important. They allow you to know your body and alerts you to any change. Yearly mammograms are a must, too. Early detection does save lives.”

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