Columbia SC (WLTX) -- Every month we remind you of the importance of performing your monthly self breast exam. This month's story hits close to home for the News19 family. Former WLTX reporter Mary Nguyen Bright is in her second battle with breast cancer in just two years. Darci Strickland and Mary have been friends since college, and Mary wanted Darci to be the person to share her journey.

Mary has not been shy about telling her story. Even though she's been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer, she's confident that she will beat the disease.

Health experts say that early detection is the key to saving your life. That's why it's so important to assess your breast's health at least once a month.

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