Buddy Check 25: Younger women being diagnosed with breast cancer

Buddy Check 25: Younger women being diagnosed with breast cancer

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- When you see the survivors walk in the 2016 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, you'll notice women who are a lot younger than usual.

Keeping up with twin three-year-olds is a real workout, but Brittany Dorf loves every minute of it. Sometimes it's chaos, other times it's quiet. Snuggles are what Dorf loves best. So, when life took an unexpected turn, Brittany was heartbroken.

A chance discovery of a lump near her collarbone led to a diagnosis of an aggressive form of breast cancer.

"I wasn't even checking myself. I wasn't old enough to get a mammogram according to my insurance," said Dorf.

A year later after Chemotherapy, surgery and more chemo, Brittany is cancer free and ready to celebrate with her daughters Mallory and Kinsley. Brittany's cheerleaders will be by her side as she walks in the Peoria Race for the Cure on May 7. She hopes many of you will join her.

You can form your own team for the Race for the Cure or join outs, WEEK/HOI Team Television, by signing up at komenmemorial.org.

Don't forget to do your breast self-exam and remind a friend to do the same.

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