The Siteman Cancer Center mammography van is offering breast cancer screenings at the Affton Shop ‘n Save and the Shrewsbury Shop ‘n Save next month.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Siteman Cancer Center mammography van is offering breast cancer screenings in south St. Louis county.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Funds will be used to provide free screening mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women.
St. Anthony’s Medical Center received a $25,000 grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) to provide free screening mammograms for area uninsured and underinsured women, according to a news release from the medical center. NBCF is a non-profit, charitable foundation that has funded mammography and early detection programs since 1991. “We are thrilled with the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s generosity in providing us with this grant,” St. Anthony’s Breast Center manager Judi Elston said in the release. “There is a tremendous need in the community for this service and this grant will allow St. Anthony’s to continue to provide screening mammograms to women who could not otherwise avail themselves of the potentially …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Resources for women fighting breast cancer that your doctor doesn't offer.
By the nature of its side effects, cancer treatment can make a private battle a very public affair. For a woman with cancer, having a bald head, pale skin or a missing breast can make her feel like she's being targeted by a bright spotlight and a banner that says, "Cancer patient." But now more than ever, there are resources for women that will put the spotlight back on their work, their accomplishments and their life—and change that banner to simply read, "Woman." Locally, Ann's Bra Shop and Metropolitan Cosmetic Laser Center specialize in helping women with cancer. Across the county, Girl on the Go provides private or in-home wig consultations for women with cancer, with locations in 12 states, including Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Breast cancer isn't age specific. Here's how to cope with treatments and augmentations if you are diagnosed earlier in life.
Generally speaking, 121 women out of every 100,000 in Missouri have a chance of getting breast cancer, according to this breast cancer statistics chart from komen.org. An American woman in her 30s has a one in 232 chance of getting the disease, and a woman 20 years her senior has a one in 42 probability, according to the website. “Although we aren’t certain, the cause of breast cancer in younger women is likely caused by a genetic predisposition,” says Ann H. Partridge, M.D., M.P.H., the medical oncologist director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While breast cancer treatment in young women is often effective, the chance of recovery tends to be worse in women under 40. …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Part of Patch's Breast Cancer Awareness guide, check out this new study from the Washington University School of Medicine.
The most comprehensive analysis yet of breast cancer shows that one of the most deadly subtypes is genetically more similar to ovarian tumors than to other breast cancers. The findings, published online Sept. 23 in Nature, suggest that most basal-like breast tumors and ovarian tumors have similar genetic origins and potentially could be treated with the same drugs, says the study’s co-leader Matthew J. Ellis, MD, PhD, the Anheuser-Busch Chair in Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The other co-leader is Charles M. Perou, PhD, at the University of North Carolina. Basal-like tumors account for about 10 percent of all breast cancers and disproportionately affect younger women and African-Americans. The …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause around South County and Arnold.
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. Several will be donning pink (including members of the Affton Fire Protection District). Want to do something a little more active? Check out the following opportunities to go pink in South County and beyond: In addition to these South County events, Missouri residents will be participating in the Sista Strut on Oct. 27. Do you know someone who's been diagnosed with breast cancer? Let them know about nearby support services: There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure. Research centers …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Danielle Spath may be a chiropractor by profession, but she's working hard to battle breast cancer, a cause close to her heart.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and an Affton chiropractor is doing what she can to battle the disease. Danielle Spath owns and operates the recently opened Spine and Joint Center of Affton, located at 8005 Mackenzie Road. This month marks her mother's 10 year anniversary of surviving stage three breast cancer, so Spath is working the the entire month of October to raise funds to fight the disease. "I never thought that was something you would just get," Spath tells Patch. However, that is what happened to her mother who was diagnosed on Halloween 2002. Spath said she and her sister accompanied their mother to the doctor when she was diagnosed. "Her doctor was pretty optimistic that with a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Downtown St. Louis will become a sea of pink on Saturday morning as thousands take part in a 5K run to support breast cancer research, screenings, treatments and education.
Thousands of breast cancer survivors, their friends and families, teams and runners and walkers alike will hit the streets in downtown St. Louis on Saturday to support the 14th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. The majority of the money raised by the Komen St. Louis Affiliate stays in the metro St. Louis area. A total of 75 percent of the net proceeds fund life-saving breast health screenings, treatments, education and support programs to those who might not otherwise have access. The remaining 25 percent supports breast cancer research on the national level, which includes research in St. Louis. Event organizers are hoping to raise $3.3 million with this year's race. Last year, the event raised $3.1 million. A total of 64…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Uniform change is part of an effort by local fire departments to raise breast cancer awareness.
The Shrewsbury Fire Department is fighting more than just fires in the month of October thanks to an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness. Fire Department personnel have replaced their usual uniform with T-shirts featuring the agency’s logo with a pink ribbon through it on the front and the words “Shrewsbury Fire Supports the Cure” in pink lettering on the back. The shirts will be in use until the end of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “It’s a way of sharing our support for those (who have been impacted by breast cancer),” Fire Chief Bill Fox said, adding that it is a more personal mission as well. “A few of our firefighters have some cancer in their families.” The Shrewsbury crew is also selling similar T-shirts to…