breast cancer

Life And Looks, Post-Mastectomy

Dec 16, 2015

We've gotten past the point where we think of breast removal surgery after cancer as a disfigurement.  Or have we? 

Ashland nurse Katelyn Carey wants to make sure we have, with her recently published book Beauty After Breast Cancer.

The coffee-table book features glossy photographs of bare-chested women (and one man) displaying the surgical options for breast cancer patients, so people know what their bodies will look like. 

Treating Breast Cancer In Three Dimensions

Jul 22, 2015

The dream in breast cancer treatment is a simple one: that one day women will be able to take a pill, and the cancer will disappear.

Until that day, the key to treatment is early detection.  And Providence Medford Medical Center's Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center is installing state-of-the-art devices for just that purpose. 

3-D imaging machines will help doctors find smaller lumps in breast tissue, allowing earlier diagnosis. 

Beauty After Breast Cancer

Oct 8, 2014

Far too many women need surgery for breast cancer, and many of them could use more information about life after their natural breasts. 

A nurse at Ashland Community Hospital decided to do something about that information gap. 

Katelyn Carey is the creator of a coffee-table book of women who survived breast cancer, Beauty After Breast Cancer.

Climb Against The Odds

Jun 20, 2014

Defeating cancer requires determined and even heroic efforts from some people. 

But climbing Mount Shasta? 

Maybe there's no direct effect, but the "Climb Against the Odds" event sends women up the mountain to demonstrate resolve against breast cancer. 

And they raise some money for the fight as well. 

Sharing The Knowledge On Breast Cancer Gains

Feb 27, 2014
U.S. Marine Corps

We know a lot more about breast cancer than we once knew. 

More lives are saved, but women still get the disease and die from it.