Hope And Healing: Breast Cancer Early Detection

Jan 20, 2020

"One breast isn’t going to make me less of a woman than I am. My life's important.”
Credit Intermountain Healthcare

Yasmen Simonian has always used her voice for good, and going through breast cancer and a mastectomy helped her magnify that voice. In a conversation with radiologist Dr. Brett Parkinson, she explains she’s no longer afraid to do things—and how beating breast cancer has given her the liberty to be an advocate of early detection.

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