Beverly Hilton Kimbro
I was born October 27, 1946 in New Haven, CT to O’Donnell and Isabel Brockington Hilton, originally of South Carolina. I am the youngest of their ten children (six girls and four boys). I am married to Warren Kimbro, also of New Haven, and from previous marriage I had a son named Arthur Eugene Moore III who is deceased. I am a graduate of New Hampshire College and presently Assistant Director of finance and Administration for Yale University’s Center for International and Area Studies. I am an avid tennis player and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter of New Haven)
In December as to normal routine, I went to Yale New Haven Hospital for my yearly mammogram. Approximately one week later, I received a call from my physician to tell me that a second mammogram had been requested. This second test was followed by a stereotactic biopsy. After finding out the results. Which was a malignancy in the left breast, I was referred to a surgeon who gave me the news that I had Ductal Carcinoma in Situ in the left breast. (The right breast showed no signs of DCIS.) At the consultation with the surgeon and another with a reconstructive surgeon, I shoes to have a bilateral mastectomy. (Family history of cancer is why I chose bilateral.) My surgery was then schedule for February 9, 1999 at Yale New Haven Hospital, which took approximately five hours. (The follow up pathology report showed that there was DCIS in the right breast as well.) Recovery took some eight weeks. I have returned to work and seem to be doing fine. I continue to have support from family, friends and coworkers. I send out a special love to Warren for his continuous love and support throughout.
“It’s important to get a yearly mammogram.”