How Well Does He Know Your Body? Husbands Can Be First Line Of Defense Against Breast Cancer

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Many women are told they should monitor their breasts for lumps so they can hopefully catch cancerous tumors early on.

Experts say many women find out about crucial changes to their body through their loved ones. They say couples can work together for early detection.

Marenda Taylor says in early June her husband of 10 years, Tommy, noticed a lump in her breast that turned out to be breast cancer.

She didn’t think much of it and waited a couple of weeks before calling her doctor.

“Tommy wouldn’t let it go. He made it clear, crystal clear,” Taylor said.

It turns out that Taylor had stage 1 triple negative and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. They caught it early but she was still in for a fight.

“He probably saved my life and I’m so beyond grateful,” she said.

After her diagnosis, Tommy and Marenda created…

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