- Breast Cancer
Survivor made many friendships during her ‘journey’
Alice Corle says that her battle with breast cancer had two remarkable notations: The fact that it was seemingly unremarkable, and meeting other people with cancer left the largest impression on her life.
For survivor, family serves as a motivator
Theresa Will, 80, has been living life to the fullest since being diagnosed with breast cancer 26 years ago.
“There is life after cancer,” Will said on a break from cleaning her bird baths in her Amanda Street home. “And I’ve had a wonderful life.”
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Coping with cancer is an up-and-down journey, but it is navigable
As a nurse with a family history of breast cancer, Dorothy Chanda understood that regular mammograms would give her a better chance against the disease.
Her knowledge didn’t make it any easier when she received the diagnosis in March 2003.
Support system can be critical after diagnosis, during treatment
Family and friends can play a vital support role when the ones they care about face breast cancer.
A decade after opening, Windber breast care center still shines brightly
Ten years after it was launched as a patient-centered, one-stop diagnostic and treatment facility, the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Windber Medical Center continues to be driven by that mission.
MRI accreditation helps center elevate standards
A new accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging is part of Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center’s commitment to going beyond the standards to improve services, leaders said.
Region below national average in percentage of women getting tested, survey finds
Despite free screening programs and multifaceted public awareness campaigns every October, many women in this region are not getting their recommended annual mammograms.
Excuses for skipping tests don’t stand up
None of the excuses women give themselves to avoid an annual mammogram screening is worth the risk of letting cancer grow, local experts say.
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