| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:26 AM
I was 38 years old. I had two young daughters, a loving husband, and an amazing family. Not a care in the world. Life was good. Thirty-eight years old is when my life changed. I was told I had breast cancer.
It all started with a self-exam and a feeling...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Five years ago, Mary Fries of Northampton learned she had breast cancer.
She went through a standard regimen of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, radiation, breast reconstruction and Tamoxifen, a drug commonly used to treat breast cancer.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Obamacare has lost its punch as a political weapon against Democrats, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Thursday as she touted benefits of the health care law and urged people to sign up the next time enrollment opens.
If the Weston...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:33 AM
When Mary Casterline was diagnosed with invasive carcinoma of the breast in mid-April, she knew she was fortunate. Her cancer was very treatable and she had a lot of options for both treatment and beyond.
Casterline's doctors explained that she had...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:56 AM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
It is not often you hear success stories associated with brain cancer. I am so proud and honored to be able to share such a story with you about a local hero who just happens to be my mother.
Her name is...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:07 AM
After drumming — and drumming well — on Mavis Staples' "One True Vine" album last year that was produced by his father, Wilco founder Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy might've been justified in feeling confident about future family collaborations....
| Sep 21, 2014
Dizziness, nausea, blood clots, extreme fatigue, bone pain and rashes are all part and parcel of leukemia and its treatment. For Newport News resident Patti Minium Moonis, 48, mother of seven, it brought something else — an urgent desire to find her...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:26 AM
A cough sent Janice Jastrzebski to her doctor. When she told him one of her breasts was sore, neither thought much of it. A week later she learned that she had stage 3 breast cancer. She had two aggressive types of cancer and it had spread to her lymph...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:54 PM
My Walk of Faith from the steps of the state Capitol to the steps of Gampel Pavilion, Hartford to Storrs, all 26 miles of redemption, will be Sunday, Oct. 5.
I thought about calling it the Jacobs Is A Moron Walk. Or the No Escalators Walk. Or The...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The hospital treating Jim Kelly’s recurring oral cancer reported Wednesday that the Hall of Fame quarterback appears to be cancer free.
“The treatments so far have completely eliminated Mr. Kelly’s pain, and his level of function...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:32 AM
More than 100 people recently made a big splash in Fort Lauderdale, raising more than $6,000 to help women with breast cancer.
The nonprofit Glam-A-THON staged the Plunge! VIP Lounge fundraiser at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale, with proceeds going to the...