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Woman Finds Out Cancer Has Returned After Hair Stylist Finds Spot on Scalp

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every year the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) campaigns for women to educate themselves on the signs and symptoms of this relentless disease.

People are also invited to make a donation and download a free guide. NBCF encourages folks to share a story about their personal experience with breast cancer, whether that be as a survivor, fighter, or even as a loved one of someone who has faced this illness.

Awareness goes beyond a single individual. Often times it can be up to family and friends to make sure those at risk for breast cancer are checking themselves often.

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A hair stylist from Michigan is making headlines for her keen eye and attention to detail. Nikki McClure is the owner of Salon Blush in Holt.

When Patty Bolle went to see McClure for a routine hair appointment in 2017, it was then the stylist and salon owner noticed something odd.

There was a small bald spot Bolle’s scalp. “It was just about bigger than a dime size,” McClure told WILX 10 NBC.

“And it looked like it had been burned,” she went on. “It was kind of red and splotchy and so I asked her if she burned it and she said ‘no’ and I kind of poked it a little bit and asked if it was sensitive and she said ‘no.'”

Bolle was originally diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years prior. “I went through the chemo and radiation and surgery to remove all signs of that,” she shared with WILX. “That was a course of nine months.”

Sadly, after over a decade of being cancer-free, a biposy showed Bolle’s breast cancer had returned, and at its most advanced stage.

Bolle, of course, was devastated. “I had already battled it for 13 years ago and won,” she said. Now she’s taking a new oral drug that she hopes will yield positive results.

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If it hadn’t been for McClure, Bolle’s cancer probably would have gone unnoticed until it had spread too far.

Thankfully, McClure spoke up when she noticed the bald spot “A stylist is the person that looks at your scalp more than your doctor would,” she said.

If you or someone you love has battled breast cancer, you are not alone. Share your story, get checked annually, and encourage those you love to do the same. It’s never a bad idea to take precautions. You might just save a life.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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