Every October we are reminded that every two minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.
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At 17 she found the first lump in her breast and had it removed.
When Terry Maurer of Henderson looks at her calendar, Oct. 10 definitely has a notation. That's the day she and other breast cancer survivors are going boating.
As if going through chemotherapy wasn't difficult enough for breast cancer patients, one of the lesser-known treatment side-effects are dental problems such as tooth decay, infections, mouth sores and gum disease.
Four women, 60 miles, all of it on foot: That's the task that four Summerlin-area women — Tammra Brunner, 53; Fay Orshoski, 73; Susan Schilder, 46; and Lori Candalino, 54 — have given themselves.
Touch yourself. Thoroughly and often. A self-exam is one of the few ways to find a lump in the breast before the age of 35, when doctors and the Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada recommend the average patient should get a baseline mammogram.
The annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is one of the largest networks of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight. Last year, more than 1 million Making Strides walkers helped raise over $60 million for the American Cancer Society.
As a youngster, Louise Unell wasn't a girlie girl in love with pinks and purples. Yet today, Unell has a pink scarf and a pink cellphone cover, and she's proud of both.
There are plenty of events around the valley for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Beyond the tragedy of breast cancer and the thousands of lives it affects and ends every year, there is hope.
Throughout her battle with breast cancer, Vegas Valley Baseball co-owner Carol Ruegge’s spirits have been buoyed by her family, friends and a plethora of people associated with the organization, which supplies umpires and hosts baseball tournaments.
Advances in knowledge and technology have made the less-invasive lumpectomy a more attractive course of treatment for those in the earliest stage of breast cancer.
Everybody affected by cancer has a story, and sometimes they tell that story with a tattoo rather than words.
Here’s a list of activities and tie-ins planned in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is aimed at raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research and treatment.
From the Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race & Festival to the Big Shots Breast Cancer Fundraiser, Henderson-area residents find ways to have fun while raising funds to fight breast cancer.
Sally Spurgeon, a breast cancer survivor, offers breast massages at her massage therapy office to drain lymph, relax muscles, increase circulation, reduce scar tissue and promote healing in other breast cancer clients.
With one hand wrapped firmly on the base of the paddle and the other gripping the top, the 20-woman team pushes the dragon boat off the marina wall of Lake Las Vegas and begins another Sunday morning practice.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Review-Journal printed its editions Wednesday on pink newsprint in recognition of October as breast cancer awareness month. The proceeds from retail sales, as well as the money raised at Wednesday’s Pink Paper Day Breakfast event, will go to Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada and the American Cancer Society.
Chemotherapy saps the strength and energy of most people. Michelle White isn’t most people.
Too often in her memories, Shiela Burns sees what terrifies her. Blood at first seeping, then spurting from tumors on the chest and back of her twin sister, Las Vegas optometrist Dr. Sheryl Potter-Peccole.
Interested in knowing what you should eat to minimize your risk of breast cancer and other types of cancer? It’s simple — and it’s something you’ve heard many times before.
Numerous activities and tie-ins are planned in observance of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is aimed at raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research and treatment.
Breast-cancer technology is getting faster and more precise. Where mammograms were once cold and painful, they are now more comfortable and more accurate. Where treatment used to take 30 minutes a day for a period of six weeks, it now takes a 90 seconds and only one week.
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