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Early tests helped Albany woman survive breast cancer

Amanda Mcree survived breast cancer thanks to early detection. Amanda Mcree survived breast cancer thanks to early detection.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany woman and breast cancer survivor is sharing her message about the importance of early detection. 

Three years ago, doctors told Amanda Mcree that she would get breast cancer some time in her life based on the BRCA tests.

Doctors recommended she have a mastectomy. After some hesitation, she decided to go through with the procedure.

Prior to getting the surgery during testing, Mcree was diagnosed with breast cancer.  

Mcree says because it was found so early, it was like she never even had it. 

"I mean after they found the Cancer, I would have had it, but he already had me on the road, and had me prepared for what they found so it was not a huge shock to me and it didn't throw me like it might have later, especially if I had waited," said Mcree.

She says her family has a strong history of some form of cancer but she is doing well. 

Mcree takes medication, but is thankful for her oncologist's help. 

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