DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) -
It is estimated that every two minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis. Two-time breast cancer survivor , Lititia Lee , credits early intervention and a lot of conversations with getting her through it.
"I'll see people now and they'll say, 'Oh, you've cut your hair' and I'll say, 'no, I had cancer,' " explained Lee.
Talking comes naturally to her, just listen to where she picked up her nickname, Tish. "I earned that nickname at the telephone company," she said. "I worked there many years." You can also call her a survivor.
"The first time I had breast cancer I was 64 years old," she said. "I'm 71, and this happened to me in November when I was 70. So, it can happen to young people, older people. I think the key is staying in touch with your doctor and having your yearly mammogram."
Tish caught her breast cancer during a screening at Good Samaratin Hospital's Breast Center. Most recently she underwent a mastectomy, or had her affected breast removed. She now wears a pr osthesis.
"It's a little rubber gadget that fits into a special bra," she said. She said it took some getting used to, but for her, talking about it has been helpful.
"You know, part of the problem I think is that people don't share what they go through," said Tish. "In talking about my situation, I went to church and told all my friends that I had breast cancer again and that I needed them to pray form me, and I discovered there were many members who had also gone through the same thing, and I never knew it!" They told me how they had a prosthesis, and sometimes they had a double masectomy, or they had this 30 years ago. So, the more you talk about it, the more you find people have been through the same situation and it's helpful. People have to share that. women have to talk about it. I mean, I didn't do anything bad to get breast cancer."
Trotwood-Madison school officials prepare for snow with their football team headed to Massillon for the state championship game.
Waynesville rescue crews rescued nine people after a minivan slammed into a house.
Clayton police are investigating a possible OVI crash.
Firefighters evacuated the Northmont High School auditorium Wednesday night after smoke filled the auditorium.
A Winter Storm Watch will take effect late Thursday night through late Friday night for most of the area.