- Breast Cancer Awareness
Finding strength: 30-year-old patient learns to fight
Talk with doctors who work each day with patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and they’ll say that no two patients’ stories are the same. Raeann Cully’s story differs from others in how young she is. And it’s a story that is still very much in progress.
Carl Junction woman credits quick mammogram for positive outcome
One year ago this month, Mercy Hospital’s mobile mammography unit pulled up at the Carl Junction Community Center. Amy Graskemper was persuaded by her sister to drop by for a checkup.
Upbeat attitude helps Baxter Springs woman handle whatever comes her way
When Marcia Trease was declared free after a bout with uterine cancer 13 years ago, she never thought she would have to face a diagnosis of breast cancer more than a decade later.
Writer finds hope in struggle
Kathy Gronau's book, “Eat Ice Cream for Supper: A Story of My Life with Cancer/A Guide For Your Journey,” published by Morgan James Publishing on Oct. 8, not only chronicles the couple’s experiences with the diagnosis, the treatment and facing end-of-life decisions, but also serves as a faith-based, practical guide to coping — both from the perspective of a caregiver and a patient.
Breast cancer buddy: Joplin woman uses experience to help others battling the disease
Jane Obert had a history of benign cysts, so when a mammogram and ultrasound turned up a cyst in her left breast in June of 2000, she wasn’t too alarmed.
Survivor stresses importance of early detection
“It’s never going to happen to me.”
The mindset about breast cancer is one that Joplin resident Shanti Navarre said she’d had until her diagnosis in January of this year.
A different outlook: Cancer treatment entering final phase for Joplin woman
With about two weeks remaining in her radiation treatments, Sandra Friend has her fingers crossed that it will be smooth sailing.
Should mammograms begin at 40?
New breast cancer research has revealed a significant death rate among women younger than 50 who do not get regular mammograms.
Groups provide support, hope
Area foundations and organizations are working to educate people about breast cancer and the importance of screenings, and to get treatment and other help for those who have been diagnosed.
Breast Cancer Awareness Calendar
JOPLIN: Muffins and Mammograms, 8 a.m. to noon, Women’s Pavilion at Freeman Women’s Center, 1532 W. 32nd St. Call to schedule an appointment. Details: 417-347-7777.
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