Breast Cancer Awareness

All articles about Breast Cancer Awareness

Oncologist tries to allay radiation therapy fears

Lisa Aycock heard all of the horror stories after she told people she was going to get radiation therapy to help treat her breast cancer.
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009

Faces of survival: Frankie Rush Nevins

Frankie Rush Nevins was diagnosed in 1989, and has been cancer free for more than 20 years.
By Sarah Day Owen | Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009

Faces of survival: Pamela Ward

One way she coped was to ask what the next step was, and keep going. She was cancer free in March 2008.
By Sarah Day Owen | Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009

Faces of survival: Debra Monroe

Ms. Monroe saw her diagnosis as a time to fight.
By Sarah Day Owen | Friday, Oct. 16, 2009

Faces of survival: Deseree Cundiff

Ms. Cundiff had a dream she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Three days later, in January of 2004, she found the lump.
By Sarah Day Owen | Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009

New drugs take aim at cancer cells

After cancer that originally started in her right breast returned for the fourth time, Lynn Luckey signed up for a clinical trial of an experimental chemotherapy drug at Augusta Oncology ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009

Faces of survival: Lisa Daniel

When Lisa Daniel got the diagnosis of three cancerous tumors in her breast tissue, she sprung into action.
By Sarah Day Owen | Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009

More choose invasive surgery

Jennifer Bailey had her left breast removed after a cancerous tumor was discovered there and now wishes she had asked surgical oncologist Karen Yeh to remove the right breast also, something she ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009

Faces of survival: Julietta Watson

"When I first heard cancer, my thought was (I was) dying. But I realized I had two beautiful children to live for, so I had my cry and quickly moved on to living."
By Sarah Day Owen | Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009

Attitude important for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients

As they wheeled her down for breast cancer surgery at University Hospital last month, Barbara Lasky envisioned girding herself for battle like Xena from the Xena: Warrior Princess television show.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009

University, MCG renew partnership

Sifrance Tran holds open the incision as Randy Cooper fishes out a piece of breast tissue that contains a hard lump in the center.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, July 25, 2009

Faces of Survival: Eddie Quick

WHAT HELPED: Family, prayer and a support person from the hospital
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008

Atypical survivor

Wearing a borrowed pink necktie, truck driver Eddie Quick provides the first male portrait to complete our monthlong survival series.
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008

Faces of Survival: Nita Zachow

FAMILY: Happily married for 43 years to Dennis Zachow; two married children and three grandchildren
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008

Faces of Survival: Vicky Dorr Barnett

WHAT HELPED: The medical support was phenomenal; the support I received from family, coworkers and friends and the spiritual support I received from the prayers of my faith community kept my ...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

Faces of Survival: Sue McManus

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008

Reshaping recovery

On a swing in Creighton Park in North Augusta, 3-year-old Marissa Morris mischievously pumps her legs to go higher and nearly hits her mother on the backswing as Dana Morris stood behind to push.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008

Faces of Survival: Sue Lotspeich

FAMILY: Husband, Billy Lotspeich; daughter Michelle Prince; stepsons Paul and David Lotspeich; three grandchildren in the Augusta area: Casey Prince, and Gene and Lacie Lotspeich; three ...
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008

Faces of Survival: Deborah Edwards

WHAT HELPED: My faith helped tremendously. Knowing God's promises concerning my healing helped me to face the diagnosis as well as the treatments. In addition, all of the support given to me by ...
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008

Faces of Survival: Gail L. Peake

WHAT HELPED: I had tons of support from my family, friends, church, and place of employment. The Breast Health Center at University Hospital was also a huge means of support. They educated me ...
Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
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