Channel 2′s Wendy Corona diagnosed with breast cancer, encourages others not to skip testing

ATLANTA — Channel 2′s Wendy Corona announced Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Here is her announcement in her own words:

“This story is a personal one. It’s one that is ‘happening now’ in my life and I want to share it with you. In the U.S., every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s why I’m wearing pink today. Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Eighty percent of those who get diagnosed have NO family history.

I recently became one of those. I was diagnosed with breast cancer -- a diagnosis no one is ever prepared to get, myself included. The good news is time is on my side because it was detected early. I felt a bump and brought it to my doctor’s attention. Every doctor I’ve seen since has told me early detection is a difference maker for how you fight this.

And that’s what my message to you is about -- time. In our news world, everything is timed out. Minutes matter. We account for every second. Same should go for our personal lives.

Please do not lose precious time when it comes to your health. Make the appointment. Go see the doctor. Don’t put it off. We put off a lot during the pandemic. Don’t let your health, your life, be one of those things.

I’ll be away for some planned time and the start of my treatment. I’m looking forward to beating this and being right back here very soon.”

You can leave your messages and well wishes for Wendy on her Facebook page below.

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Posted by Wendy Corona on Tuesday, June 15, 2021