Breast Cancer Awareness

The Augusta Chronicle is preparing for its third-annual Think Pink focus as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

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Former oncology nurse took breast cancer diagnosis in stride

Because of her job, and her experience dealing with cancer patients,Louise Hatcher knew the importance of her diagnosis. She just chose not to let it get her down.
By Lisa Kaylor | Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Cher in the City: Encourage your friends to be proactive against breast cancer

What's important is that we are all on the same mission and that is one of encouraging our mothers, sisters, girlfriends and wives to be proactive when it comes to their health.
By Cher Best | Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

Woman adjusts to cancer treatments

A 26-year-old Beech Island woman has had to make adjustments in her life after beginning treatments for breast cancer.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

Support available for husbands of women with breast cancer

It isn't just the patient that can be devastated by a diagnosis of breast cancer. Sometimes it hits spouses hard, and experts say they might need support, too.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

Faces of Survival: Adrienne Lowry

Adrienne Lowry, 26, got married Oct. 22, less than a year and a half after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

Faces of Survival: Christina Troutman

Christina Troutman, 46, knew she had a lump in her breast but the mammography machine was broken on her doctor’s visit. She chose to wait for her next scheduled mammogram.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

Faces of Survival: JoAnne Gore

JoAnne Gore’s yearly check-up with her gynecologist and annual mammogram turned into an extra phone call from the doctor’s office.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

Miracle Mile Walk raises $300,000

In its 11th year, the University Hospital Miracle Mile Walk raised enough money to fund nearly 1,900 mammograms for women who could not otherwise afford the screening.
By Kelly Jasper | Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

Faces Of Survival: Ligia Pak

As a breast cancer survivor, Ligia Pak feels like a "new person." She tries to take one day at a time and eliminate stress from each day.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

Families helped survivors through recovery

Breast cancer survivors Sherry Scott and Mona Pinnington praise their 12-year-old daughters for their support and their ongoing interest in breast cancer and raising awareness.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

'Today' co-host speaks to survivors

Hoda Kotb, a breast cancer survivor and co-host of NBC's 'Today' show, shared her cancer survival story with about 500 people at the annual We Think Pink Banquet.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

Faces of Survival: Lydia Piper

Lydia Piper is a media specialist at Barton Chapel Elementary School. She ignored a strange-looking spot on her breast for more than six months.
By Meg Mirshak and Galan Lewis | Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

Faces of Survival: Barbie Sayers

Barbie Sayers is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Georgia Health Sciences University. Throughout six months of treatment, including a double mastectomy, Sayers, 46, only missed a handful of ...
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

Banquet to celebrate survivors

About 500 breast cancer survivors, patients and supporters will gather tonight to raise awareness of breast cancer at the 4th annual We Think Pink Banquet hosted by The Augusta Chronicle.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

Faces of Survival: Ann Coupal, Mildred Akins & Gail Ferguson

Sisters Ann Coupal and Gail Ferguson and their mother Mildred Akins are now proud members of a survivors club.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

GHSU studies way to starve cancer

Researchers at Georgia Health Sciences University might have come up with a cleaner way to get rid of a breast cancer tumor: starve it to death.
Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

Faces of Survival: Susan Schepens

A career in the medical field helped Susan Schepens, 58, through her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

Faces Of Survival: Jenna Griner

Early detection of a lump in her breast allowed Jenna Griner time to chose between several options her doctor proposed.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011

New tools give clearer view of cancer

While radiologists acknowledge there are limitations with mammography, particularly in the past, newer technology is helping to overcome them.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Faces of Survival: Karen Marks

Karen Marks, 52, said an ultrasound was necessary to discover her cancer because she has very dense breast tissue.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

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