- Breast Cancer
Teacher vigilant after genetics lesson: Breast cancer can strike any family member
Teacher Marie Olshefski learned that heredity plays a major role in breast cancer prevention and detection.
Faith got woman through ordeal
The ache in Cathy Fleegle’s breast didn’t worry her much at first.
Sure, she thought about cancer. At 56, she’d had seven or eight biopsies and knew the risks. But she’d heard people say that cancer didn’t hurt, so she decided it must be something else.
Survivor turns to inner strength
As a makeup artist and beautician, Melissa Lovejoy of Indiana enjoys helping women look their best.
But when breast cancer and its subsequent treatments left her bald, she didn’t much care.
Annual screenings urged
Women in rural areas of Cambria and Somerset counties can get their annual mammograms close to home, and be confident they will have the latest technology read by experts in a premier radiology organization.
After Hodgkin’s treatment, mom fights new cancer
Crystal Law is no stranger to battling cancer.
The Adams Township woman began routine mammograms in her 20s after she was treated for Hodgkin’s disease.
Life-saving routine: Daily self-exam helped woman catch aggressive cancer early
Patti Smith of the Wilmore area is a firm believer in daily self-examinations between yearly mammograms.
She thinks the routine she performs each day during her shower may have saved her life.
‘Life didn’t end at our house’: Family helping mom get through breast cancer treatments
Richland Township resident Kathy Moran had a busy 2011.
Survivor encourages regular exams
Patricia Reese believes the best medicine for fighting breast cancer is regular examinations.
Woman maintained good attitude through her ordeal
Charlotte Allen of Johnstown has been through a great deal – including multiple surgeries on her back and neck, knee replacements, ovarian cancer as well as breast cancer.
3-D mammograms offer new screening option
At some screening centers, women are now being offered a 3-D technology that costs more and involves more radiation but may provide a better look.
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