Helen Quinn, a 74 year-old St. Marys resident, wasn't too concerned
when she found a lump in her breast in July 2012, because she previously
had fibrocystic breasts, a common condition that produces benign lumps
in many women. However, she went to her gynecologist anyway, and James
Gowen, M.D., of Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Obstetrics &
Gynecology, a strategic associate of Southeast Georgia Health System,
immediately sent her in for a mammogram and breast ultrasound. Shortly
after that, she had a breast biopsy, and it came back positive for cancer.
"Everything happened so fast that I didn't really have time to
get scared. But then, I have my faith and my family and friends to depend
on," she says.