Name: Dr. Wendy Mahone-Johnson
Title: Hematology-Oncology Physician
Company: Plano Cancer Institute
Fundraising Goal: $1,000
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Why are you participating?
Accurate information is vital to one's ability to make appropriate decisions in life and in health. I support the mission of Susan G. Komen North Texas in their desire to invest resources in the fight against breast cancer. Unfortunately, I continue to meet women who thought that they would never be affected by breast cancer because "no one in my family has breast cancer."
Breast cancer remains the number one cancer diagnosis of women worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer related death for women. I believe that it is every woman's responsibility to be knowledgeable and to be proactive in the pursuit of health, but I am also thankful for organizations that support us in that endeavor.
Through medical advancement and research, the goal remains to change the incidence of diagnosis through modifiable risk factors, to diagnose women earlier, to treat more effectively, and to save more lives. I currently treat breast cancer, but I would much rather cure it!