Nevada County Sheriff Shannan Moon has spent 30-plus years serving her community, including the last four years in the very public role of Sheriff. But late last year, she found herself facing a very private battle.

Sheriff Shares Personal Journey: Breast Cancer Diagnosis Reaffirms Her Belief in Community

Sheriff Shannan Moon was diagnosed with breast cancer last December. Today she is healthy and feeling strong following surgery and radiation and hopes that her story will encourage others to stay up to date with their screenings.

“I went in for my annual mammogram screening, just like I do every year,” Moon explains. “I didn’t feel anything different. I wasn’t delayed in getting my screening. I have no family history. But they found something.”