Rachel M. Taylor

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Twenty-eight years ago at 2:00 p.m.: I’ll never forget the day. I was taking my shower, preparing to go to work at Pratt and Whitney in North Haven. I discovered a lump in my right breast. I called my doctor and he examined me. He suggested I see a surgeon since breast cancer runs in my family. My mother died from the disease.

My surgery was a success. I did not have to have chemotherapy or radiation. With the support of my family, I am doing great. I am glad I found the lump when I did.

Now, I have a mammogram every six months. I have retired from Pratt and Whitney after 33 years of service. I am 64 years old, married to John T. Taylor, Sr., have one son, John Taylor, Jr. and a grand son John Taylor, III and a loving daughter in law, Cheryl H. Taylor. I support all women that have had similar surgery.