Philecia La’Bounty, now 35, said she was just 29-years-old when she discovered a lump in her breast and was denied a mammogram because of her young age.
A local woman in remission from stage-four breast cancer says that when she first discovered a lump in her breast, at 29-years-old, she was denied a mammogram due to her young age, and now her story is going viral on social media.
“I was in the best shape of my life. I was internationally modeling,” Philecia La’Bounty told CBSLA.
La’Bounty said that at 29-years-old, she never thought she’d be diagnosed with cancer.
“Even when I was diagnosed, it was really hard to process because I had no other symptoms. I had clean bloodwork,” she said.
After discovering the lump in her breast, she went to a free clinic in Long Beach to have it checked out. La’Bounty said she was told it was just a benign cyst.