Friday, May 3, 2013
We put five questions to Terry Sibbitts, a participant in Title Boxing Club's "Box for Boobies."
As a young woman, breast cancer snuck up on Terry Sibbitts and quickly changed her life. Twenty-five years later, the executive director of the Kirkwood Theatre Guild and participant in Saturday's Boxing for Boobies event at Title Boxing Club looks back. How did you find out you had breast cancer? I was 29, had just moved back a few months before from Chicago. I was on a softball team and after a game I was taking a bath and discovered a lump. What was the biggest help in facing this reality? Really, when I got diagnosed the process moved so quickly I hardly had time to react. I think that is a fairly common experience. It was a process, and really I could not do anything to change the reality. The most prudent thing to do was to explore …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Is waiting six months really the best choice after receiving an "abnormal mammogram?" It's what many women are told to do before more testing is done. A West County breast surgeon shares her thoughts on waiting and on what women need to know.
It's a common practice. Women are often told to come back six months later for a follow-up exam after receiving an "abnormal" mammogram. "Six months was the amount of time that was figured out in medicine that things don't go horribly wrong," explains Jovita Oruwari, an oncologic breast surgeon with Mercy Clinic St. Louis Cancer and Breast Institute. "And we know that because that's been studied in a lot of women." As previously reported by Patch, doctors say there are typically no major changes six months later. However, in my mother's case, a biopsy was finally preformed on what was only considered "dense breast tissue" at her six-month follow-up and it revealed she had breast cancer. (Read Previous Story: Breast Cancer: My Mom's Lesson …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
There is so much information out about breast cancer that it can be somewhat overwhelming, so 'Patch' spoke with Komen St. Louis in an effort to gather answers for readers and have them available in one article.
October is designated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All month long, Patch has been providing readers with information on the disease. There are so many statistics and there is so much information about breast cancer that it can become a bit overwhelming when searching online, so Patch spoke with Komen St. Louis in an effort to gather some answers for readers and compile them into one place. According to its website, the St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure's mission is "to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Komen St. Louis is dedicated to meeting the breast health needs of the women, men and families most at risk and …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Kirkwood to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Downtown Kirkwood business is teaming up with Trim, The French Bee of Kirkwood and Bar Louie Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.
Sparkle Boutique and Trim are hosting a Pink Party to raise funds for the The Komen Foundation St. Louis. Check out the PDF for all the details. RELATED CONTENT:
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The team will be making a donation to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer after selling "Dig Pink" T-shirts.
The following article was submitted by the Kirkwood School District. The Kirkwood High School (KHS) volleyball team sported pink jerseys and pink hair highlights in their match against Francis Howell on Monday to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The team raised over $2,700 by selling “Dig Pink” t-shirts. The team will be making a donation to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a local organization that helps raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. This is the team’s fifth year hosting a breast cancer awareness event and has raised over $6,500 collectively. The team began the fundraiser because a former KHS volleyball player lost her mother to breast cancer.