By Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – After finding a knot in her breast last October, Ecru resident Ramona Hood made an appointment at the Ecru Medical Clinic. “At the clinic they told me it was indeed a knot and sent me to the breast care center in Tupelo.” A mammogram, ultrasound and four biopsies […]

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Having just wrapped up her final chemotherapy treatment last month, Fulton's Sylvia Chamblee said she doesn't even feel like a breast cancer survivor at this point. Feelings aside, it's a good place to be; she caught her cancer early and knocked it out before it could do any real damage.

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times “I’m not in ‘survivor mode’ just yet,” said Fulton breast cancer survivor Sylvia Chamblee. With her final chemotherapy treatment just a few weeks behind her, Chamblee said she’s still adjusting to the idea that she not only faced cancer, but beat it. “It has to be a little bit longer,” […]

Special to the Chickasaw Journal A mammogram is an important step in taking care of yourself and your breasts. A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray that allows specialists to look for changes in breast tissue that aren’t normal. The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and over get a mammogram every year, along with […]

By Alice Ortiz Monroe Journal AMORY – East Amory Elementary School fourth-graders hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Oct. 8 to honor those who have fought and beat breast cancer and those who continue the fight to beat it. The walk also paid tribute to those who fought valiantly against the disease and lost. Students […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – There are ribbons in not only pink, but printed in several colors representing several cancers tightly wound around sections of a windmill in the yard of Frank and Linda Record on the corner of Jefferson and James streets. A subject close to her heart, she thought the […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Before Wanda Barbour Dent became a nurse navigator, she made her own journey through breast cancer. The veteran nurse took the position as women’s health nurse navigator at the Baptist Cancer Center in Oxford a month after finishing radiation treatment for breast cancer. “This is the most wonderful, satisfying […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Makeup can’t cure cancer. But there can be magic in blush, lipstick and women who understand where you’re coming from. The American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program teams up with certified beauty professionals to provide makeup and techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of cancer treatments. It’s […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – When Lisa Roberts – known as “Sasa” to her sisters – was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in October 2011, the news came with a few bad omens. Just a few days prior to her mammogram, Roberts and her sisters, Diana Hardin and Wendy Chisholm, had walked in […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal VERONA – Verona Elementary School librarian Alisha Hughes was at school in May when she found out she had Stage IIB breast cancer. Monday afternoon, Hughes returned to school for a reception in her honor and got to see many of the familiar faces she said were with her in […]