Family seeks assistance for breast cancer patient

Contributed Photo: Mary Corbell, left, pictured here with her boyfriend Clifton Police Sgt. Jason Mingura, is fighting breast cancer and her family is asking for the community’s help.

Staff Reports

CLIFTON – Breast cancer can strike people of all ages and right now a young court employee out of the Clifton Justice of the Peace is hoping to sentence her breast cancer to oblivion. 

Mary Corbell, 24, was recently diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma and is due to begin chemotherapy Tuesday, March 26. 

Due to her illness, Corbell will not be able to hold her full-time position at the courthouse. Additionally, medical expenses not covered by insurance, such as gas, lodging, and other travel obligations, have already incurred thousands of dollars in bills in just her second week of the process. 

To which, Cobell’s Godmother Adrienne Torres has created a GoFundMe account here to try and help with Corbell’s expenses. 

“Mary has a heart of gold and would do anything to help out any one of us in our time of need,” Torres wrote on the GoFundMe account. “So, I’m asking at this vulnerable time in her life that we rally behind her as she takes on this fight. Every penny and every prayer counts. A little goes a long way and can help alleviate the stress of monetary issues.”  

With regular mammography screening, most breast cancers in the United States can be found at an early stage before symptoms appear. However, not all breast cancers are found through mammography. 

Below is a list of eight warning signs of breast cancer. If anyone has any of the symptoms described below, visit a healthcare provider. 

  1. Lump, hard knot or thickening
  2. Swelling, warmth, redness, or darkening
  3. Change in the size or shape of the breast
  4. Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  5. Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  6. Pulling in of the nipple or other parts of the breast
  7. Nipple discharge that suddenly starts
  8. New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away

Source: Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

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