There were moments that had taken her breath away before. The birth of her children, seeing her husband Chet at the end of the aisle on their wedding day, graduating from Wake Forest University. But when Katy Sikorski was told on May 2, 2014, that she had breast cancer, it took her breath away in a way she had never expected.
In the fall of 2013, at the age of 41, Sikorski had her second ever mammogram and was told that things, “Didn’t look quite right, so let’s keep an eye on it and check again in six months”. When she repeated her mammogram, a talented technician found a tumor in her left breast, very close to the chest wall. “It saved my life,” said Sikorski. “If they hadn’t been able to deeply compress the breast tissue and see the tumor, or if I had waited too long between mammograms, I might have had a very different outcome.”