Think pink on Oct. 30. Pink is the color of choice for the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The Las Vegas 5K is slated for Oct. 30 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
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Having battled bone cancer as a child, chemotherapy treatments had robbed Cassie Stratford of her hair once before.
On her first day at her job, then-36-year-old Jennifer Nordstrom had to take a little time off. It wasn’t for her youngest son’s birthday — it was his ninth — but for a regular medical appointment she’d booked months before landing her first job in the corporate world.
A local charity has been bringing survivors together for nearly a decade, turning a daunting challenge into an uplifting endeavor.
The recent news that women could hold off on their annual mammogram until age 50 didn’t sit well with many, particularly those who had been diagnosed at a young age and saved by their preventative mammogram.
The pain and suffering that can affect breast cancer survivors and their families can feel insurmountable. But a local event helps survivors one step at a time.
Forget the pink ribbons. Spitting in a tube for science is what unites a growing group of breast cancer patients taking part in a unique project to advance treatment for the deadliest form of the disease.
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.
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.
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