Mary Czaja is a state legislator from Irma. She's a businesswoman with an insurance background. She's also facing cancer again after having the disease 10 years ago.
As she told WXPR her story from a medical facility in Madison, she wanted to get the message out that prevention is something everyone should consider.
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Public health officials are urging women over the age of 50 to get an annual mammogram. Vilas County Public Health Nurse Pam Pederson says the breast x-ray can help catch early signs of cancer.
“Breast cancer if detected early is very treatable. If they do these yearly exams, chances are we’re gonna catch it in a early stage, and be able to treat it and save lives.”