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Biondolillo: Make sure you get your yearly checkup

In August, Cheryl Biondolillo of Gloucester, received the news no one wants to hear when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The diagnosis came after a mammogram in July, after electing to skip her checkup the year prior due to COVID-19 and other medical reasons. She is now urging others to not skip the yearly trip to the doctor like she did.

There was no lump, said Biondolillo. There were no warning signs her body gave her either. Only after her mammogram and biopsy did she know the definitive results.

Even with the news, Biondolillo said she did not panic. Her grandmother, her aunt and some of her friends had gone through breast cancer treatment successfully and that gave her a measure of ease. She knew it wasn’t the end of the road, only the beginning.

If anything, Biondolillo’s diagnosis felt more like a bump in the road of the busy life of a CPA. She said she would not let her treatment cause her work to stop. She underwent surgery in September making sure she sched...

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