The Weekly: Woman battling stage 4 breast cancer

Published on October 22, 2021

Updated on November 5, 2021

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Woman battling stage 4 breast cancer after delayed screenings amid pandemic

Woman battling stage 4 breast cancer after delayed screenings amid pandemic

MONDAY, October 18, 2021 (Fox News) — Woobie Rust went for a massage last June, when she noticed pain in her breast while lying on the massage table.

Rust, 39 of New York, did a self-exam and told Fox News she immediately met with a doctor and underwent a series of imaging studies. Within two weeks, she was met with a stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis.

“It spread to the hips and bones,” Rust, chief compliance officer of a startup company, told Fox News, adding that she’s drawing support from her family and faith in coping with the diagnosis.

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Foundation news

Missed Mammograms? Get Screened, Experts Say. Now. IT IS ABOUT TIME.

Missed Mammograms? Get Screened, Experts Say. Now.

To breast cancer screen or not to breast cancer screen? That’s not a question. Get screened now.

Even as COVID-19 continues to show signs of easing across the U.S., women are still skipping important cancer screenings. But experts say it is time to get those appointments back on the books. And the sooner, the better.

So says a recent survey from the Prevent Cancer Foundation that queried women on their physician visits and critical cancer screenings. Almost 25% of women surveyed said it’s been more than 36 months since their last appointment with their OB/GYN or primary care provider.


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