In January, 2005, Stephanie Mims-Broady knew she had breast cancer.
"I was just touching [myself] and thought I might as well do the [self breast exam] because I had been doing it on a monthly basis--and I found the lump," she said.
But she was too busy to act on the lump she had found. She was taking care of her ailing mother--who would lose her battle to lung cancer later that month.
Soon after her mother passed, Stephanie received more sobering news from doctors--she did in fact have breast cancer.