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Breast cancer survivor advocates for being proactive, health conscious
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Gail Barksdale found a knot under her arm in 2004 that was later diagnosed as breast cancer. She has now been cancer free for 12 years. - photo by David Barnes
Gail Barksdale seemed to have a clean bill of health. She followed a healthy routine doing yearly mammogram screenings and working out with a personal trainer. Her mammogram results continued to come back normal even after she found a knot under her arm in the summer of 2004. She assumed everything was OK because she had no history of cancer in her family.