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Cancer

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  • Continue self-exams while pregnant and nursing

    Continue self-exams while pregnant and nursing
    Leah Snyder was living her fairytale. She married her prince charming and looked forward to having children. And her dreams came true when she gave birth to her baby girl. Snyder breast-fed her daughter for a year, and during that time, she felt lumps...
  • Reader Report: Lessons of surviving brain cancer

    Reader Report: Lessons of surviving brain cancer
    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...
  • Music provides refuge in Tweedy family's health crisis

    Music provides refuge in Tweedy family's health crisis
    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....
  • Dominique Donaldson: Neonatal nurse drew strength from patients

    Dominique Donaldson: Neonatal nurse drew strength from patients
    In her fight against colon cancer, 28-year-old Dominique Donaldson drew strength from the struggling newborns she had cared for as a neonatal intensive-care nurse at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. "She used to call them 'My Little Babies. My...
  • Leukemia diagnosis led to new family ties for Newport News mother

    Leukemia diagnosis led to new family ties for Newport News mother
    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...
  • Cancer treatment company charts future in Boca Raton

    Cancer treatment company charts future in Boca Raton
    'Hope is a very strong emotion that can keep people going.' – CTCA CEO Gerard van Grinsven After moving his compay's headquarters to Boca Raton this year, Cancer Treatment Centers of America CEO Gerard van Grinsven is setting a new course for...
  • Breast Cancer Survivors Become Advocates Helping Others

    Breast Cancer Survivors Become Advocates Helping Others
    Erica Bartol is a registered nurse, so she considers it ironic that it took a TV show to remind her to do monthly breast examinations. "I was watching the Dr. Oz show in the break room while having a snack. He was doing a breast cancer awareness show. I...
  • Beauty blogger Meechy Monroe's signature Afro lost to cancer

     Beauty blogger Meechy Monroe's signature Afro lost to cancer
    Over the last five years, Meechy Monroe has built a reputation and international following among black women who turned to her for hair care tips and inspiration as they turned from chemically treated hair to natural styles. Through her blog, social...
  • As woman clings to life, state clings tight to discrimination

    Liz Molina is dying. Days, weeks, maybe a month. It is the tragedy of cervical cancer, which has spread quickly and indiscriminately — kidneys, liver and spleen and her abdominal wall. Only 35, Molina has withered away, down from 138 to 80...
  • Jolie Leigh's Survival Story

    Jolie Leigh's Survival Story
    During a monthly breast self-exam I felt a lump on my right breast. I immediately called my OB/GYN. She said let's get a mammogram. It was my first mammogram. The lump looked suspicious.  They wanted to do a biopsy. The next day, after my biopsy, the...
  • Vanessa Pacella's Survival Story

    Vanessa Pacella's Survival Story
    In 2007, I went to the dermatologist with a mark on my face that I had ignored for two years. It turned out that I had basal cell carcinoma, a very treatable form of skin cancer. However, the doctor recommended that I get a full physical with a...