12 breast cancer survivors will be honored during the Bears game
CHICAGO — Twelve breast cancer survivors will be honored during Thursday night’s primetime game of the Chicago Bears.
As a lifelong Bears fan, Jennifer Barrett appreciates the opportunity to enter Soldier Field. She’s happy to shed light on the deadly disease that almost took her life.
Barrett credits mammograms for survival.
“I had 12 rounds of chemotherapy IVs. I didn’t have to do radiation,” Barrett said. “And for me, I’ve been cancer-free since September 2020.”
She wears pink in support of the fight against breast cancer and is very proud to call herself a survivor.
“I feel great. everything is mostly back to normal. My hair has grown back and feels like myself again,” Barrett said. “It’s been a long road and it’s been a tough one.”
dr Heidi Memmel has been by Barrett’s side since the diagnosis. She emphasizes that women over 35 get annual screenings to detect early signs of the cancer.
“Mammograms are truly the only screening study that actually saves lives from breast cancer,” said Dr. memel.
The Bears host the Washington Commanders at Soldier Field Thursday night.
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