Stories tagged with: Breast Cancer

May 1, 2011 - 7:53pm
5 years 12 weeks ago

Area softball players are striking out for breast cancer.

The West Muskingum Middle School Tornadoes hosted a breast cancer awareness game against the Philo Electrics on Sunday to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In addition to planning and organizing the game, the team's head coach also had the girls research and conduct presentations for school so they could learn more about the disease.

"I think it's important for them to experience things like this...

October 10, 2010 - 6:54pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

Football players are tackling an important cause.

The South Rebels Biddy Club is promoting "Rebels for a Cure" right here in Muskingum county. The football team, cheerleaders, and even fans wore customized pink clothing at their game outside the Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon to support breast cancer awareness.

"They all understand why they're wearing pink, we've talked them and they actually couldn't get their ribbons or the socks fast enough, they were really ready...

July 8, 2010 - 7:43pm
6 years 2 weeks ago

Women from across the country are receiving a message of hope. Tami Longaberger invited 120 people, mostly breast cancer survivors, to attend her annual "Think Pink" luncheon at her home.

To Kay Cox, being diagnosed with breast cancer over a year ago didn't seem possible. She had no family history of it, but one visit with her doctor changed her life forever.

"There are so many women. Like yourselves, we've all been there. We've heard those words from the doctor's...

February 24, 2010 - 6:04pm
6 years 22 weeks ago

There is a promising new study on the horizon for breast cancer patients.

The study led by Harvard researchers of around 4,000 nurses found that those who took aspirin had a 50% lower risk of dying from breast cancer and a 50% lower risk that the cancer would spread.

"Those invitro studies did show there is definitely a response, because it is believed now that breast cancer or other types of cancer have more of an inflammatory component," tells Dr. Roopa...

January 18, 2010 - 4:17pm
6 years 27 weeks ago

For women dealing with the aftermath of a mastectomy or even the more conservative lumpectomy, the physical loss can also be very emotional.

"It's a crisis for them," said Certified Mastectomy Fitter Andrea Retherford. "For most women, they haven't had a lot of time to get settled in to what's really happening to themselves. They have a lot of decisions to make all of a sudden."

Retherford said there are many options to mask the physical loss.


November 21, 2009 - 7:59pm
6 years 35 weeks ago

A New Lexington woman, who was diagnosed with cervical and ovarian cancer back in 2000, says she is saddened by the loss of 42-year-old Stefanie Spielman.

Spielman was an advocate for breast cancer and lost her battle with it on Thursday.

"She was an angel, an inspiration to everybody whether it be breast cancer or any kind of cancer. She was very inspirational. She was a wonderful lady, and she will be greatly missed, " says New Lexington resident Lisa Fox.


November 17, 2009 - 7:21pm
6 years 36 weeks ago

The US Preventative Services Task Force is recommending new guidelines that is shaking up the breast cancer community. It says women under the age of 50 do not need to get mammograms and women do not need to conduct self-breast exams.

Genesis Radiologist, Dr. Coleene Cooke, says these guidelines are not directed toward women who have a higher risk for breast cancer.

"Perhaps they have a pre-disposition or they have a history, these women are out of this category. They need...

October 23, 2009 - 8:55pm
6 years 39 weeks ago

Local ladies are getting out of their homes and having some fun tonight during Genesis Healthcare System's "Spirit Girls' Night Out."

It's an event designed to get the word out about breast cancer.

Those attending were treated to some pampering, were able to shop, and were able to take part in different health exhibits.

This year's guest speaker is Renee Rongen, who is also an acclaimed author. Her main message to the women was live life to the fullest because...

October 13, 2009 - 5:19pm
6 years 41 weeks ago

Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung is also recognizing four non-profit groups in our area for their efforts in tackling both breast cancer and domestic violence.

Genesis Healthcare System received 50 thousand dollars for its work with breast cancer. The money will go toward the first nurse navigator that helps navigate medical and financial phases for women going through chemotherapy and other treaments.

Transitions Inc., located in Zanesville, received 20 thousand dollars...

October 12, 2009 - 8:24pm
6 years 41 weeks ago

One local girls' soccer team didn't quite wear their school colors in their game this evening.

That's because the Maysville Girls' Soccer Team "Kicked for the Cure." The girls donned pink to face off against Athens, while raising money for breast cancer awareness.

"At the very beginning it's not about a game versus Athens," said Maysville Girls' Soccer Head Coach Rayanne Hartman. "It's about kicking off for the cure...

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