die from breast cancer, so missing breast exams would be worse for us than any other group.
As a survivor, Karla proudly supports Get It Done, Pfizer’s initiative to encourage the public to keep up with their cancer screenings and follow-up appointments.
Karla stresses the importance of doing monthly self-exams. When she felt pain and “weirdness” and had swelling under her arm, she was determined to be heard. We’re not surprised that Karla experienced some unconscious bias. This is why she remains adamant about women not discounting their intuition and “going somewhere else if you need to.”
Although she believes there has been some progress in detecting and treating breast cancer, Karla believes there is still work to be done.
To learn more about Karla’s amazing journey of survival, you can get her memoir, Dig In Your Heels: The Glamorous (and Not So Glamorous) Life of a Young Breast Cancer Survivor, available on Amazon.