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Breast cancer survivor shares her story

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Even though breast cancer awareness month is over, it is important women still need to be mindful the rest of the year.

Like Lisa Moreno, who was diagnosed after her first ever mammogram at 41 back in January 2009.

She battled through a mastectomy, three rounds of chemo, and multiple surgeries, and today she's a cancer survivor.

"(I wonder) had I gone at age 40 when it's typical when you should. I probably would have caught it even sooner. But we had just moved from Texas and just starting to get familiar with everything and I prolonged it," Moreno said.

The Tri-Cities Cancer Center said getting an annual mammogram is the most important step women can take to protect themselves against breast cancer.