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Seven years to the day Cathy Woy’s sister died from breast cancer, the Jennerstown resident had a biopsy to determine if she herself had the disease.
Edi Nesmith, 52, was numbed by the news in November that she had stage 3 ovarian cancer, but she was not surprised.
“It never was a question of ‘if,’ ” she said at her New Florence home. “It was only a question of ‘when.’
Breast cancer month has significant meaning to 76-year-old Lavonne Adams of Brownstown Borough.
This month marks her 40th anniversary of being cancer free following a mastectomy in 1973.
About the beginning of June, Kathy Cunningham felt a lump in one of her breasts while taking a shower.
Diana Friedline of Indiana is into her second breast cancer diagnosis, and possibly a third with new developments, but still going strong.
A look at the past few years and Jane Erdman’s battle with cancer gives new meaning to the term roller coaster ride.
For Judy Sipos of Indiana it was routine. It was something she had done regularly for about 20 years. With no history of breast cancer in her family, the 58-year-old Sipos had little concern when she scheduled her mammogram in April.
When Melissa Fedoruk was diagnosed with breast cancer, she made the decision that it was not going to become the center of her world.
“I can live with cancer, but it’s not going to be my life,” the 39-year-old Homer City resident said.
Facing the daily struggle of a breast cancer diagnosis can be a heavy burden to carry alone. Paul and Betty Amigh, of Mile Hill Road in Johnstown, said they’re glad they had each other to lean on when both underwent mastectomies to prevent and curtail the spread of breast cancer.
After Kim Fuller fought off cancer in 1997, she went for follow-up checkups every year with one thought in mind: It could return one day.
Then, in February, it did. A doctor once again found a lump on her right breast.