Tiffany King and De Salazar found out about their breast cancers around the same time. They’re daughter and mother and have taken the fight to the streets to encourage people to get mammograms and detect the disease early.
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When Lauren LaRay Collins is finished with her homework for Tartan Elementary School, the North Las Vegas 8-year-old works on her own special project: crafting wigs for kids undergoing cancer treatment.
The last place Joy Smith ever expected to find herself was sitting in a chair receiving infusions of powerful chemotherapy drugs.
When it comes to breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or lumpectomy, timing can be everything.
It may seem to be cliche, but that apple does apparently keep the doctor away, particularly if you are eating that apple while taking a brisk walk.
When Jeanette Tellefsen of northwest Las Vegas turned 40 in 2012, her doctor ordered a mammogram. The test proved a lifesaver. She was diagnosed with breast cancer.
When the first strands of hair began to wrap around her round hair brush, Heather Seitz was ready. "On my first diagnosis, I was so happy that I didn't need chemo, mainly because I was afraid to lose my hair," the two-time breast cancer survivor said. "The second time I didn't care. I realized that being alive was more important than losing my hair."
When Sonya Newton of Las Vegas was first diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2012 at the age of 41, she was the same age as her mother. Newton found a lump in her breast, just months before she was scheduled for her annual mammogram.
The latest generation of mammography — offering 3-D imaging — reduces false alarms, Southern Nevada radiologists say, meaning fewer women will be called back for additional tests because of suspicious findings.
It was just another annual checkup, nothing out of the ordinary, but as Jeanette Tellefsen was leaving her gynecologist's office that day in 2012, she was handed a slip of paper that brought on a mixture of surprise and dread.
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