- Breast Cancer
Tomahawks, Conemaugh plan promotions
Conemaugh Health System and the Johnstown Tomahawks will host a Face Off Against Cancer weekend during home games on Oct. 25-26 at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown.
New area doctors add breast care expertise
Dr. Shivani Duggal knew she wanted to work in women’s health and found herself drawn to the challenging field of breast surgical oncology.
Four sisters share cancer diagnosis
When Gertrude Coleman Wirfel of New Germany was diagnosed with cancer after discovering a lump in her breast in 1983, her sisters all became more vigilant in their annual screenings and self-exams.
Breast Care Center holds tribute dinner
The Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Windber Medical Center honored breast cancer survivors at its Sixth annual Tribute to Survivors event on Sunday.
Woman says regular mammograms detected her cancer early
Patricia Wazontek of Westmont had been getting annual mammograms since her sister contracted the disease years earlier. She credits the regular screenings with helping her to catch the cancer in an early stage last year, which made it much easier to treat than if the growth had not been noticed until it reached a more advanced level.
Daughters provided motivation
There were three things on Heather Rhine’s mind over the past year as she endured an exhausting regimen of cancer treatments:
“My girls,” Rhine said at her Weaver Circle home north of Nanty Glo.
Woman leans on friends, family
The time Danielle Mishler spent with her girlfriends – filling shopping bags, thrilling over the Penguins season or grabbing dinner before a movie – helped blow off steam between a busy, two-job work schedule.
Surviving sisters: Siblings diagnosed with cancer despite lack of heredity factor
Frannie Freeman of Lower Yoder Township and Connie Gavin of East Conemaugh are two sisters who make sure they get a mammogram every year.
Freeman, who turns 63 on Friday, is the baby of the family and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001.
Gavin, now 70, was diagnosed in 2007.
Ashville woman credits aunt for saving her life
Deborah Fabbri was keenly aware that breast cancer is a killer disease.
Family history not always present in breast cancer cases
To say that Julie Novak of Colver was surprised to learn that she had breast cancer would be an understatement.
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