Breast Cancer Awareness

All articles about Breast Cancer Awareness

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

Faces of Survival: Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones, 62, had no family history of breast cancer.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

Faces of Survival: Linda Brown

Linda Brown felt a lump on her breast one year after picking up a pamphlet on breast cancer.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Young patient not alone

In Megan Smith's recovery from breast cancer surgery, there is an obvious theme. It is pink and involves a comfy recliner.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011

Breast cancer patient faces future

Megan Smith thought it was a strain when she woke with pain in her arm. As a nurse, she went to a co-worker and said, "Am I crazy or is this something to worry about?"
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

Faces of Survival: Tara Tanksley-Stallings

Tara Tanksley-Stallings had no family history of breast cancer.
By Meg Mirshak and Galan Lewis | Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

Word spreads for special month

In October, everything seems to turn pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink appears on yogurt lids and cereal boxes as ribbons seem to adorn everything.
Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Faces of Survival: Annette Miller

Annette Miller, 60, didn't waste any time going to the doctor after finding knot in her breast while performing a self-examination.
By Meg Mirshak and Galan Lewis | Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month events

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Survivors find life has new meaning

While breast cancer advocates tout the success of early detection and treatment that has led to remarkable rates of survival, the truth is that breast cancer can strike in unusual ways and result ...
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

Richmond Academy rides second-half comeback to win

Richmond Academy quarterback Drek Reid scored two of his three touchdowns after intermission and the Musketeers rallied for a 28-21 win over the Wolfpack on Breast Cancer Awareness Night.
By Chris Gay | Friday, Sept. 3, 2010

Teams face off to fight cancer

Augusta Christian, Augusta Prep, Curtis Baptist and Westminster participated in Thursday night's jamboree. All proceeds from the entry fee went to the American Cancer Society.
By Justin Williams | Friday, Aug 13, 2010

Member of panel defends findings

An admittedly controversial government recommendation on mammograms should not preclude women younger than 50 from getting them but should lead to a discussion with providers on whether the exam ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

Guidelines might not affect behavior

Augusta physicians and breast cancer patients roundly rejected Tuesday a government panel's recommendation that women wait until age 50 to begin mammogram screening, and then only every other year.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Faces of survival: Carrie Benning

A monthlong series introducing area residents diagnosed with breast cancer. Roses courtesy of Cudos! Flowers & Gifts
By Sarah Day Owen | Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

Breast cancer survivors find positive side

She doesn't put a positive spin on her breast cancer, but her illness made her realize even more how precious life is.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

Breast cancer survivors find positive side

Pam Anderson has seen a change in what it means to be a breast cancer survivor in the 12 years since she became one.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

Faces of survival: Charlene Johnson

Charlene Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 5, 2005. Her advice is to "keep a positive attitude and outlook on life."
By Sarah Day Owen | Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009

Faces of survival: Sandra Neal

After her diagnosis in August 2005, Sandra Neal was scared. Her mother had a mastectomy and died from recurrence of breast cancer.
By Sarah Day Owen | Friday, Oct. 23, 2009

Faces of survival: Beth Blount

Beth Blount recommends "talking to the ones that are taking chemo along with you helps a lot. You find out how they feel as well."
By Sarah Day Owen | Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
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