The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer
  • BC Smith Survivor: Yearly mammograms key

    If Nancy C. Smith could offer one piece of advice to women it would be to make sure you’re getting an annual mammogram.

    October 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • penny_shaw Woman grateful for early diagnosis

    When a doctor told Penny Shaw she had breast cancer this spring, her mind immediately shifted to her two newborn grandchildren.
    “The doctor started telling me about the options for fighting it ... I didn’t hear a thing,” Shaw said.

    October 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • vera_beegle.JPG Cancer-free for 45 years: In a time before modern treatments, family and faith helped her through

    Vera Beegle, 83, has spent more than half of her life as a breast cancer survivor.

    October 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • Griffith, Randy RANDY GRIFFITH | Boosting survivorship: Knowledge is power in breast cancer fight

    A few years back in my previous life, I spent a week of several summers leading a church youth work mission in Appalachia.
    As we prepared the teens from Grace United Methodist Church of Rocky Grove, Venango County, for the work in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia or Tennessee, every training session introduced them to the culture of the region – and the culture of rural poverty.

    October 1, 2013 2 Photos

  • Mammograms save lives, but have weakness

    Breast cancer screening for women over 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in U.S. and other studies.
    But that screening comes with a cost: The review found that for every life saved, roughly three other women were overdiagnosed, meaning they were unnecessarily treated for a cancer that would never have threatened their lives.

    October 30, 2012

  • bcs_benton.JPG Bout with breast cancer changes priorities for Portage survivor

    Too many people live their lives and never stop to appreciate the simple things – a bonus summer day during a non-summer season, a tiny little hand resting in the grip of adult fingers, or the sweet sound of laughter from family and friends.

    October 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • BCS - cogan.jpg ‘It was a miracle’: Woman credits God when cancer discovered during unrelated test

    Erma and Joe Cogan were ready to embrace their retirement in 2010.
    The West Providence Township couple had purchased a camper and headed out on a three-month tour of the country.

    October 25, 2012 1 Photo

  • Hogue 1 Love of family fuels mom’s fight

    There was no place in Roxane Hogue’s life for cancer. As a wife, mother of four and career woman, she didn’t have time to engage in a battle against the life-threatening disease. But when her doctor told her she had breast cancer, time stopped.

    October 24, 2012 1 Photo

  • cancer24.JPG Friends fight cancer together

    Two longtime friends in Wilmore shared much throughout their lives, including battles with breast cancer.

    October 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • survivor.JPG Celebrating life: Event pays tribute to breast-cancer survivors

    When Roxane Hogue learned she had breast cancer in November, she kept the news a secret.
    Fearing talk would put undue stress on her four children, Hogue decided she’d rather fight it silently.

    October 21, 2012 2 Photos


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