I was persuaded by "GMA" producers and Robin Roberts, to help demystify this test that so many women my age avoid.
I was 40 years old and had put off having my first mammogram for a number of reasons: I was too busy, I was concerned about the discomfort of the test -- and most notably -- I wasn't concerned about actually having breast cancer. I had no family history. I felt safe. Boy did I have it wrong.