Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out this collection of Breast Cancer Awareness blogs, brought to you by St. Louis Patch bloggers.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Brian Feldt
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Know Your Risk Most of us have been touched by breast cancer somehow –a mother, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, a friend, a daughter. My personal experience began as a child when I lost my grandmother to breast cancer after an eight year long battle. I will always remember what a strong woman she was. Unfortunately, she did not have available to her all the advanced treatments we have today. - - - - - Check Pink Products' Benefits To Breast Cancer Charities Before Buying, BBB Advises Forget orange and black. For many products, this month’s color is pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink packaging – and a real or implied tie to breast cancer charities – is used by makers of products …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
There is so much information out about breast cancer that it can be somewhat overwhelming, so 'Patch' spoke with Komen St. Louis in an effort to gather answers for readers and have them available in one article.
October is designated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All month long, Patch has been providing readers with information on the disease. There are so many statistics and there is so much information about breast cancer that it can become a bit overwhelming when searching online, so Patch spoke with Komen St. Louis in an effort to gather some answers for readers and compile them into one place. According to its website, the St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure's mission is "to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Komen St. Louis is dedicated to meeting the breast health needs of the women, men and families most at risk and …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Internet is full of the names and pictures of people who have survived breast cancer, or lost the battle. Is there a name or a story you'd like to share?
As part of Patch's recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have been running a series of stories on the topic. Today, we invite you to share the name of someone you think we should keep in our thoughts. A simple search of the web will turn up the names of hundreds of famous women and men who have battled breast cancer. Wikipedia actually has a massive list of celebrities who have survived breast cancer and are still alive; who have survived breast cancer and died from other causes; or have died as a result of having breast cancer. The list includes famous Missourians such as Sheryl Crow, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and former northwest Missouri Democratic Congresswoman Pat Danner, who declined to run for reelection in 2000 …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
It's a common practice that women are told to come back in six months after an abnormal mammogram. However, in my mom's case, she received a breast cancer diagnosis and lesson in patient advocacy.
Diane Barnes, my mother, of West St. Louis County, received an abnormal mammogram in October 2005, but waited six months until she learned she had breast cancer. The scenario may be more common than you think. It's a common practice; doctors tell me the results are usually fine, but it was an eye-opening process for my mother, who now wants other women to learn from her experience and take control of their health. With no serious health issues and no known family history of breast cancer, my mom wasn't concerned when she was asked to come back for a closer look after an abnormal mammogram in October 2005. Doctors took another, very close look. She had another mammogram and an ultrasound, but nothing was apparent other than what was …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Monarch Fire Protection District and West County EMS and Fire Protection District will don pink T-shirts throughout October.
The tough crews at Monarch Fire Protection District and West County EMS and Fire Protection District are showing their sensitive side this month by wearing pink T-shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The two agencies join many others across the country in replacing their normal uniform with the brightly colored T-shirts throughout October. The effort is aimed at raising awareness and money to fund cancer reasearch. The shirts have become somewhat of a tradition for Monarch firefighters, who have been donning the shirts for the last several years. Chief Tom Vineyard said new shirts are designed each year. "We just do it to show our suppport," he said. "There are various members of our department who have been affected." …