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Breast Cancer Awareness
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Monday, October 22, 2012
One woman with Stage 4 breast cancer talks about how she navigates through the sea of pink.
When Kay Campbell walked in and found her local grocery decked out in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, her stomach churned. "I thought, 'I am not going to be able to shop in this grocery the entire month of October,'" Campbell said. "It’s just too much in my face." Campbell, a Crofton resident, has metastatic breast cancer, which means the disease is considered Stage 4 and has metastasized or spread to other parts of her body. "Only 2 percent of the money raised for breast cancer goes to Stage 4 research," Campbell said. "In my little world I understand that 30 percent of the women who do get breast cancer are going to metastasize and nobody talks about those women." She doesn't fault stores or their employees for "thinking pink," …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
There's nothing wrong with dedicating a day or month for your cause, but the question should be: What else are you doing?
My mother celebrates her birthday right around Election Day every year. Heading to the polls always helps me remember that I need to get her a gift. It's easy to forget all of these important days. Your wedding anniversary. Kids birthdays. When is Christmas this year? It all becomes even more overwhelming when the days, weeks and months are dedicated to specific causes. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That's a biggie. Breast cancer affects a lot of people, and it's hard to escape the perpetual presence of pink during the month. October comes after Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month in September. September is also Ovarian Cancer Month. November, meanwhile, is Pancreatic Cancer Month. It's also Stomach Cancer …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The mortality rate has dropped over the past decade, but the rate of local breast cancer patients is still higher than either the state or the nation.
Women in Anne Arundel County have a higher rate of breast cancer than in other areas of the state and the country, according to statistics from the county's Department of Health. Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Patch has assembled stories of survivors, local groups that work to battle cancer and programs you can take to inform yourself about cancer. According to Anne Arundel County's 2012 Community Health Report Card, the mortality rate for breast cancer patients was 25 per 100,000 women—exceeding the national rate goal of 20.6, between the years of 2004-2008. The Capital reported that mortality rates between 2000 and 2009 have dropped to below the state's levels, but are still higher than the national average. The incidence of …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means a variety of pink products will be hitting the shelves. But, do your pink purchases always go towards the cause?
A wave of pink is flooding stores everywhere, as retailers participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the savvy shopper, it's an opportunity to donate to a good cause while snagging unique, pink-hued items. Earlier this month, Odenton ACE Hardware gave away pink buckets to anyone who made a $5 donation to fight breast cancer, and offered a 20 percent discount on all items that could fit in the bucket. All this month, Little Treasury Jewelers in Gambrills is offering a free pink Pandora leather bracelet if you buy $85 worth of Pandora jewelery. But before you plunk down your green for some pink, the nonprofits behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month want you to check the label. Jenna Glazer, director of development for Young Survival …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A Crofton breast cancer survivor is asking residents to do more than just wear pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As people and organizations throughout the country celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink, a local survivor is challenging residents to do more than just put on a colorful shirt. Beth Kaufman, a local mother, blogger and stand up comedian, has survived numerous bouts with cancer, and put it bluntly when she talked about her feelings on Awareness Month. “Wearing pink and dressing up, that’s all cute. It’s cute to you because you haven’t been through what I have,” said Kaufman. Kaufman said she appreciates and supports people who want to raise awareness about breast cancer, but added that there are several immediate needs throughout the region—specifically for those in oncology centers. "I can’t tell you how much people eat…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some local resources to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Monday, October 1, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in west Anne Arundel County.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Odenton, Severn and beyond: The Transformations Fitness in Odenton is promoting its 9th year of participating in the Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. You are not required to join the gym to participate in the team. Last year, the gym raised more than $100,000 and earned special recognition for its high level of members. On Oct. 6, the gym will host a two-hour Zumba party, with proceeds going to the team's fundraising goal. The cost is $20. Sign up by stopping by the gym or getting a flyer on the gym's Facebook …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
What does Allen Wilson have in common with "Shaft" actor Richard Rondtree? Both men were diagnosed with breast cancer. Allen, 51, describes how men also battle breast cancer. The survivor offers hope to his brothers and sisters in the struggle.
Allen Wilson doesn’t mind being a poster child for a pink cause. “Exploit me,” he said. Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 when he was 51. Now he’s using his experience to save other grandfathers, fathers, sons, brothers and uncles. Wilson, of Houston, noticed a lump under his nipple, but he ignored it until the day he collided with one of his sons while playing basketball. He did some research and decided he needed to see his doctor. “Two days later, I had a mammogram. It’s amazing what those technicians can do with so little tissue to work with,” he said. Wilson had a mastectomy and chemotherapy. His hair was falling out, so his two sons helped give him a Mohawk and paint half red and half green for a family Christmas card. …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Tobey Young talks about her journey and decision to have a double mastectomy to fight breast cancer.
Life without the girls. No more tatas. Adios to the twins. About 80,000 women every year have one or both breasts removed. Some of these are after breast cancer, and some of these follow a pre-diagnosis. The results for life after mastectomies differ in every way physically, socially, economically and emotionally. Some survivors are just plain thankful for the potentially deadly body parts to be gone, while others are devastated by the pain or by their new appearance. Tobey Young chose a double mastectomy several years ago after testing positive for the gene associated with high-risk breast cancer. She had lost her mother 18 years earlier to breast cancer, and another relative had been recently diagnosed. “I had a decision to make. I …