Monday, October 8, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Pikesville to help you stay healthy.
Monday, October 8, 2012
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 …
Friday, October 5, 2012
From a luncheon to fashion show and a race, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Pikesville, Maryland.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there is a variety of ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Pikesville and beyond: Race For the Cure: The Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Celebrates the 20th Annual Race For The Cure in Hunt Valley When: 6 a.m. Oct. 21 Where: 11350 McCormick Rd., Hunt Valley, MD Cost: $35 The Breast Lunch Ever: Benefitting The Tyanna Foundation When: 11 a.m. Oct. 24 Where: Woodholme Country Club, 300 Woodholme Ave., Pikesville, MD Cost: $100 Spirit Girls' Night Out When: 6 p.m. Oct. 24 Where: LifeBridge Health & Fitness, 1836 Greene Tree Road There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness…
Sunday, October 23, 2011
About 32,000 people were at the Komen Maryland event to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Breast cancer survivors and their supporters gathered in Hunt Valley on Saturday to participate in the 19th annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. About 32,000 people participated in the 5K timed competitive run, 5K recreational run, 5K walk or one-mile family fun walk, organizers said. Did you attend the race? Add your photos to our gallery.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Reconstruction, bra inserts or implants? Women lose, decide ... and live.
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. Catherine McTinnis, a supervisor for the call center for Checker Cabs, Sun Cab and Yellow Cab in Baltimore, was treated for cancer in 2002, and then again in 2009. "I had the treatments and the operation and everything on the right side," said McTinnis, and employee of Veolia…
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Honor a lost loved one by posting their photo or your video tribute on Patch.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month turns a pink spotlight on our health. For some of us, it’s a reminder to schedule a mammogram. For others, it’s a chance to join an event that raises money for research or celebrates the survivors in our communities. For those who have lost a loved one to breast cancer, we honor them with races, with luminarias, with moments of silence. Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month lasts only 31 days, we never forget. In Patch communities throughout the country, we want to help you pay tribute to your lost loved ones by publishing their photographs on Patch. You are welcome to share your stories of these special people with others in our online community. You can even submit video tributes of your loved one. You can …
Support for breast cancer patients come in many forms—from support groups such as Breast Friends at Northwest Hospital, to education programs, friends and acquaintances.
By Liz Sims email@example.com Full support or light support—breast cancer groups offer up all sizes. Traditional support groups find participants sitting in a circle sharing stories, struggles and advice. But breast cancer patients and survivors can find comfort and help in many ways and in many places, both in person and online. At the Herman and Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, women who have breast cancer at a younger age—at about age 45 and younger—can find comraderie in the Breast Friends group. It's a monthly gathering of women of childbearing age who are breast cancer survivors. Together they share in their experiences at similar points in their lives, said Deb Kirkland, who is …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Patch invites you to send your Pink Ribbon photos and videos.
Wear a pink ribbon, or print out the one we’ve created for you, shown here. Snap a photo of yourself with it, or wear it and introduce yourself on video. It’s easy to upload photos and video to our site. We invite you to share your stories, your inspirations, your struggles, your memories. Tell us more about the loved one you lost to breast cancer. Or share the stories of how your sister, your friend, your dog, your boss or your neighbor encouraged you during your own recovery. Go Pink! And show your support for others who are fighting breast cancer.
Michigan research also finds that self-exams are vital to early detection of breast cancer.
Out of each 100,000 Maryland women, 122.6 to 124.8 have breast cancer, according to a 2007 study by U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. And 24.4 to 31.5 per 100,000 die from the disease. Recent trends in breast cancer detection have wavered. To perform breast self-exams, or not? To get mammograms, or not? The worry about breast self-exams is that they may skew results into too many false-positive tests. Some who recommend fewer mammograms have suggested that over-screening leads to unnecessary invasive tests and undue anxiety. However, the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium of the American Society of Clinical Oncology overwhelmingly supports these preventive measures. The American Cancer Society and a nurse practitioner at the Herman & Walter …
Monday, October 3, 2011
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. And Pikesville, North Baltimore and Parkville-Overlea Patches want to hear your stories of breast cancer survivors, heroes and families. Or, post your announcements and photographs from events this month.
To Our Readers: Are you a breast cancer survivor? Do you have a story to share? Patch wants to give you a place to inspire and encourage each other during October—National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Send us your photos of those 5ks, pink parties, dog walks and luncheons and special bar drinks. Heading to get a mammogram with your friend, sister, coworker or daughter? Snap a photo before you go, and send it our way! Sincerely, Patch editors Adam Bednar, Janet Metzner and Nick Gestido
Friday, September 30, 2011
Doing regular self-exams as well as getting clinical exams can help detect cancer early. There's no better time than October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Do it in the shower. Do it while getting ready for bed. Just do it once a month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so it's a good time to get familiar with your breasts. Look for lumps, changes in size, shape or feel, and to see if there is any fluid. All women should know their breasts and surrounding areas so they can be aware of changes, the American Cancer Society recommends. Dr. Davis Hahn, an oncologist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore City, said a woman should do a self-examination each month. "Fifteen percent of breast cancer cases are found by self-examination, cases a mammogram might not have picked up," he said. Hahn recommends that women start self-examinations before they get a mammogram so they have an idea of …