- Breast Cancer
Coping with cancer is an up-and-down journey, but it is navigable
As a nurse with a family history of breast cancer, Dorothy Chanda understood that regular mammograms would give her a better chance against the disease.
Her knowledge didn’t make it any easier when she received the diagnosis in March 2003.
Support system can be critical after diagnosis, during treatment
Family and friends can play a vital support role when the ones they care about face breast cancer.
A decade after opening, Windber breast care center still shines brightly
Ten years after it was launched as a patient-centered, one-stop diagnostic and treatment facility, the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Windber Medical Center continues to be driven by that mission.
MRI accreditation helps center elevate standards
A new accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging is part of Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center’s commitment to going beyond the standards to improve services, leaders said.
Region below national average in percentage of women getting tested, survey finds
Despite free screening programs and multifaceted public awareness campaigns every October, many women in this region are not getting their recommended annual mammograms.
Excuses for skipping tests don’t stand up
None of the excuses women give themselves to avoid an annual mammogram screening is worth the risk of letting cancer grow, local experts say.
Diagnostic, treatment options abound at Conemaugh
A $2.6 million investment by Conemaugh Health System this year created a network of digital mammography screening locations across Cambria and Somerset counties.
But mammography is just the starting point for the health system’s wide-reaching diagnostic, treatment and therapy programs.
Breast cancer awareness events in brief
A look at what's happening locally.
New procedures make surgery less prominent, invasive for breast cancer patients
Breast surgeons keep up with the latest research and technology to offer women their best chances against cancer with the least side effects.
Jewel writes song about reconstructive options
Four-time Grammy Award-winner singer/songwriter Jewel is working to raise awareness about breast reconstruction options.
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