Linda's Life Saving Message

May 14, 2012 Updated May 14, 2012 at 6:48 AM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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May 14, 2012 Updated May 14, 2012 at 6:48 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States.

And since early detection is key to fighting the disease, breast cancer survivors, like WKBW-TV's Linda Pellegrino, say Mother's Day is a good time to remind the women in your life to get their annual mammogram.

In December 2010, Linda Pellegrino was diagnosed with two separate breast cancers.

After a double-mastectomy, chemotherapy, and breast reconstruction, Linda is now a breast cancer survivor - and she is urging all women to get their life-saving annual mammogram