Mommy Minute: New Hartford mom raises awareness about tissue donation

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NEW HARTFORD - Amy Creaco was 29 years old with four small kids, when she discovered a lump in her breast. "We were on vacation, swimming, and I felt it when I was fixing my bathing suit," says this New Hartford mom, diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma.

"I have always had a hormone problem my whole life, so I was not surprised, not surprised at all." But she was very angry that a full life, raising her beloved children, was in jeopardy.

With little hesitation, Creaco decided to undergo a double mastectomy, to increase her chances of a healthy future. Six surgeries and two years later, she is doing well, considered cancer-free. Creaco is now speaking-out to raise awareness about the use of donor tissue in breast reconstruction.Amy1

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