The Catalyst Issue 21 | May 2015 - Page 21

COLLABORATION with caregivers and patients to create healthier lives Personal BEST Courage and tenacity—along with the tremendous support of her family and community —help breast cancer patient Rebecca Alcozer triumph W hen Rebecca Alcozer received a callback following a routine screening mammogram at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, in June 2013, she didn’t think much about it. She has fibrocystic breast tissue, and callbacks had happened before. Even after she had a biopsy following another imaging study called a diagnostic mammography, Mrs. Alcozer, age 52, still wasn’t alarmed. That, too, had happened before. Continued on pg. 22 » | May 15 THE CATALYST 21