The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Breast Cancer

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.

    October 17, 2013

  • pajeau_2144 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.

    October 17, 2013 3 Photos

  • sisters 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.

    October 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    October 16, 2013

  • patricia Wazontek.JPG 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.

    October 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • rhine 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.

    October 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • mishler1 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.

    October 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • BC10 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.

    October 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • Fabbri5 Ashville woman credits aunt for saving her life

    Deborah Fabbri was keenly aware that breast cancer is a killer disease.

    October 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • bca profile 5 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.

    October 4, 2013 1 Photo


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