Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker announced Thursday she was diagnosed with breast cancer and is telling the public to help raise awareness that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Walker was diagnosed during a routine mammogram last week, where she learned after follow-up tests that the tumor was cancerous. Walker is among 3,000 women… Continue reading Kentucky Secretary of State Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
Saturday, September 11, 2010 9pm Producer: Capital Public Radio Listen Again Two weeks before Thanksgiving Day 2005, Dina Howard was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the ensuing months, the 39-year-old mother of two faced agonizing decisions about surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. At the time of her diagnosis, Dina, a former actress and arts administrator, was… Continue reading Dina’s Diary: Journey of a Cancer Survivor
A small balloon catheter is used to insert a radioactive device into the tumor of a woman with breast cancer. Doctors use the device to deliver radiation therapy directly to her tumor tissue, saving her skin from radiation burns and shortening her treatment from 6 weeks to just 5 days. This kind of advanced treatment, known as brachytherapy or partial breast irradiation, is happening already, right here in town at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Listen to the Show
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh
The annual Celebration of Hope for breast cancer survivors, usually held on the first Monday after the Kentucky Derby, is fast becoming a Kentucky tradition.