Yow believes women have to be vigilant about their health. She plans to have a scan in April and compares it to an important game:
"You need to always be proactive and do what you can. It's a little scary because when you do the scan, the scan's going to say 'Yea' or 'Nay.' But I just try to get my mind set, whatever it says, then you just deal with it.
"It's like we're going to play an important game. Well, it gets scary sometimes right at the moment we're getting ready to start because it's a big game. You can have anticipation about a game -- and I'm talking about a really big game, you're going to be out of the tournament or for a championship -- you have an anticipation of the game. At that moment that it starts, soon it's going to be 'Yea' or 'Nay.'
"It's a similar feeling. It's going to be shortly, you'll find out. You find out that you could be on an emotional high when the game's over or an emotional low. Well, the scan, the same thing can happen.
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"The secret is to get it balanced. Even if you win, don't get extremely high. If you lose it, don't get too extremely low. Because you have to maintain an even keel. There are more games to come. There are going to be more tests, more checkups."