By: Cynthia Jordan
My name is Cynthia, I am the founder of @learnlooklocate. A safe platform for women and men to connect globally, be inspired and educated on all aspects of breast cancer.
I am a 1 1/2 year survivor, diagnosed on 9/11/2018. I was told that the tumor was possibly growing for years, even after 13 years of normal mammograms! I was told every year that I had dense breasts, but was not informed that this could have a masking effect on a mammogram and make it difficult to detect cancer! . I have no family history of breast cancer so I never thought twice about it. I decided to do a double mastectomy & endured 25 rounds of radiation! I realized that there was so much I didn’t know about breast cancer. I never did a self-breast exam, I had no idea what I would even be looking for! Were other, younger women missing this info? I have a 19-yr-old daughter & if I don’t know this how could she? There was a huge disconnect & lack of critical info around awareness & early detection. So, I launched Learn Look Locate in the fall of 2019!
My goal is to create a beautiful, comforting safe space to help us connect, be educated & spread the word! To reach women all over the world to celebrate their wonderful stories, show their bravery & ability to thrive! Their amazing stories will help encourage younger women to be MORE educated & embrace breast health. I am also reaching out to the global medical community to share their words of wisdom, so our daughters will know more than we did.