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Breast Cancer Awareness

Awareness program stitches the valley together

TRIADELPHIA -- The quilt for the Cure initiative annually stitches together partners in the Ohio Valley with patches of comfort, all in an effort to encourage those in the battle against breast cancer. To support this year’s activities, representatives from Wheeling Hospital, Neighborhood ...

Debunking common breast cancer myths

Cancer claims the lives of millions of people across the globe every year. But the fight against cancer is anything but hopeless, as the World Health Organization notes that between 30 and 50 percent of all cancer cases are preventable. Learning about cancer is one of the best ways for ...

Breast cancer signs and symptoms

Breast cancer is a formidable foe. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 627,000 women lost their lives to breast cancer in 2018. But women are not helpless in the fight against breast cancer, as the WHO notes early detection is critical and could potentially save thousands ...

COVID-19 and breast cancer guidelines

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 first appeared in late 2019 and has changed life for the foreseeable future. While many people are quick to focus on the ways COVID-19 has impacted their abilities to shop, visit with friends and relatives or travel, the virus has made life especially difficult ...

The vital role of a cancer support network

The moment a person is diagnosed with cancer can elicit a variety of emotions. Fear of what’s to come is a common reaction to such a diagnosis, and some people may feel alone upon learning they have cancer. But no cancer patient should face their diagnosis and treatment alone. In fact, a ...

Symptoms of male breast cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed among the female population. Though breast cancer may seem like a disease that’s exclusive to women, breast cancer can affect men as well. While they have a smaller concentration than women, men have breast tissue, which ...

Body image issues and breast cancer treatment

The physical changes that can result from breast cancer are well-known. However, breast cancer also can lead to emotional changes. In fact, treatments that are designed to beat cancer can have negative effects on a woman’s body image and self-esteem. Body image is a complex post-treatment ...

Mobile mammography coming to Monroe County

WOODSFIELD — Ohio Hills Health Services is pleased to partner with the Ohio State University Breast Health Connection Project, The James-The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Ohio Department of Health to bring mobile mammography to Woodsfield. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. ...

Menstrual history and breast cancer risk

Various factors can affect a woman’s risk for breast cancer. Some of these factors, including whether or not a woman is physically active, are within her control. But others are not, and those include when she started to menstruate. According to Breastcancer.org, women who started ...

Headcovering options for breast cancer patients

A cancer diagnosis can be difficult to process. However, advancements in cancer research over the last several decades have helped more people survive such diagnoses. That should come as good news to people who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Centers for Disease Control ...