Posts for tag: breast-cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: An Insider’s Experience Caring for Breast Cancer Patients

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have been given the opportunity to share my experience in caring for patients with breast cancer over these past years. I am a radiation oncologist at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and meet  More…

Ladies: Get Your Mammograms!

As October brings renewed awareness and emphasis on breast cancer early detection and screening, an Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital patient felt compelled to share her experience as a reminder of the need to be diligent about mammograms and screenings. Here  More…

The 3-Day Fight Against Breast Cancer: An Insider’s Perspective

As October brings renewed emphasis on breast cancer detection and prevention, Emory Saint Joseph’s Laboratory Manager Eileen Stone, a 15-year veteran of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, shares a first-person account of what this event means to her and to  More…

Understanding Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines: Mammograms, Clinical Breast Exams & More

According to data from the National Cancer Institute, approximately 12% of all women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. Statistics like these, combined with recent high profile cases such as Angelina Jolie undergoing a  More…

Debbie Church’s Battle with Breast Cancer

Dick and I fell in love over 32 years ago and have never quite gotten over it! We have had some interesting moments, but we have made it through each challenge. Love always finds a way. Unexpectedly, our lives changed  More…

Chronic Neuropathic Pain Affects Some Breast Cancer Patients

Author: Josephine Clingan, MD Every surgical procedure come with varying level of risk for postoperative pain, but regardless of the procedure being performed, experiencing some level of pain after surgery is not uncommon. However, for patients undergoing surgical treatment for  More…

Get All Your Breast Cancer Questions Answered Live & Online

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, a total of 229,060 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in both men and women. In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Emory Healthcare family is hosting a  More…

Ride a Horse Save a Cowgirl

Nearly every little girl dreams of one day having a horse; galloping off to far away places to an escape known only to horse and rider. This October, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Circle C2-It Ranch in Snellville is making that childhood dream a reality, opening the farm to the public for its first inaugural, ‘Cowgirl 3 Day.” The event is the brainchild of Circle C2-It Owner and Trainer, Caroline Jaffee who wanted to put an equine spin on the Komen for the Cure 3-Day. “We’re cowgirlin’ up for cancer,” says Jaffee, whose aunt is her inspiration for the event.
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Trying to Cure Cancer: A Family Affair

For Lauren Hasterok, what started out as a Bat Mitzvah project, ended up being a life changing experience. Lauren, step-daughter of Renee Sevy-Hasterok, Patient Navigator at Saint Joseph’s Prostate Cancer Center, began her service to cancer patients and those surviving  More…

Time For All Things Pink

When everyday things suddenly turn pink, you can tell that Breast Cancer Awareness month is fast approaching. For me, October means I will take part in something to help curtail the disease by providing mammograms for the underserved, early diagnosis and new advancements in treatment via Komen For The Cure. Although I haven’t personally had to deal with the disease, the ‘one out of eight’ women (that’s 12%) statistic is daunting. It’s nearly impossible to find someone that doesn’t know one or more people – family, friends, co-workers – that have dealt with or are in the process of dealing with that diagnosis. More importantly, I believe that everyone should have at least one issue they feel passionately about and this one is mine. More…

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