Fighting cancer: How one Tri-State woman is using her diagnosis to spread awareness

Janae Robertson meets with Dr. Kristen Strasser before her chemotherapy session.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this special breast cancer awareness segment is brought to you by Peter's Heating and Air Conditioning.

Janae Robertson is a nurse practitioner.

She found out she had breast cancer following a routine mammogram last April.

Breast cancer did not run in Robertson's family--until now.

"The mammogram saved my life. It found it before anything was felt. They found it in early stages and the kind that I have is aggressive," Robertson said.

Robertson let KHQA sit in on her chemotherapy session Thursday morning at the Hannibal Regional Infusion Center.

Robertson hopes her story encourages others to go for a routine mammogram.

"You never think it's going to happen to you. Never in a million years. But now that it has and I'm in a position in healthcare to make a difference and I think I would be doing a dis-service to females if I didn't use my position to educate on this," Robertson said.

To schedule a mammogram, call 573-248-5688.

Thanks to Peter's Heating and Air for sponsoring this segment to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

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