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July 12, 2009
Breast cancer survivors sought for support program The Center for Breast Care at Howard County General Hospital is offering a support program for women with breast cancer, matching volunteer breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed women for insight and support through the time of the patient's treatment and recovery. Called "Survivors Offering Support," the program was introduced at Howard County General in 2006. The hospital is recruiting breast cancer survivors to serve as SOS mentors.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues. The new enemy is their waistlines. Scientists have discovered that excess weight not only raises the risks of getting cancer but the chances that cancer will return. Now, as medical studies seek to determine how much weight loss is needed for a better prognosis - and whether the fat-cancer link can be disrupted in other ways - patients are being encouraged to slim down.
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NEWS
September 30, 2005
AWARD Nathan D. Wolfe Nathan D. Wolfe, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has received a five-year, $2.5 million Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health to support his research into emerging infectious diseases. Wolfe, one of 13 scientists who received the award yesterday, is trying to devise a system to forecast deadly infections before they leap from animal to human populations. To do this, he is collaborating with hunters in central Africa, monitoring their blood and that of their prey for signs of new viruses.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Two years after Giuliana Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer , the E! News anchor says she has "come to a really good place where it doesn't take over my life everyday. " Rancic, who grew up in Bethesda and was scheduled to visit Maryland Live! Casino last week in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, told CBS.com that she was not as "sad or rattled" about the diagnosis now and was focused on "empowering other women" to seek testing and treatment. The television star discovered she had breast cancer while undergoing in vitro fertilization treatments two years ago. Since then, she and husband Bill Rancic have welcomed a son born to a surrogate mother.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2003
Scene Eirik Ott and Hilary Thomas, who together tour as Broken Word poetry, stop Monday at XandO on Charles Street for readings and a haiku showdown. page 30. Outside The 37th annual Fells Point Fun Festival offers musical performances from a variety of genres, a new and expanded beer garden and hundreds of arts and crafts items to check out. page 34. CDs OutKast's Dre 3000 and Big Boi are full of surprises on their double CD, "The Love Below." Each half of the duo contributes a solo disc to the set. page 26. Eats Red Robin restaurant in Columbia fits all the American stereotypes -- from how much Americans like hamburgers and desserts to how often they like to eat fast food.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | April 29, 2007
On an Internet chat room popular with breast cancer survivors, one thread - called "Where's My Remote?" - turns the mental fog known as "chemo brain" into a stand-up comedy act. One woman reported finding five unopened gallons of milk in her refrigerator and having no memory of buying the first four. A second had to ask her husband which toothbrush belonged to her. At a family celebration, one woman filled the water glasses with turkey gravy. Another could not remember how to carry over numbers when balancing the checkbook.
NEWS
By Joyce Winslow and Joyce Winslow,Special to the Sun | September 5, 2004
Let go, let the line do the work," fly-fishing instructor Carole Miller tells 15 breast cancer survivors who practice casting into a picture-perfect pond at Shrine Mont Hotel in Orkney Springs, Va. For the next three days, these women, many of whom never held a rod, will learn technique, river biology and the confounding wiles of trout thanks to Casting For Recovery, a national nonprofit foundation that helps women cope with the physical and emotional challenges...
HEALTH
Susan Reimer | June 23, 2011
If you can bear the pun, these breast cancer survivors are all in the same boat. And they are paddling as if their lives depended on it. Cheryl Brower, three years out from being diagnosed with cancer, has organized a group of women with breast cancer from Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington to take up the oars of a huge dragon boat. The women will be competing in Saturday's dragon boat races at Tide Point Waterfront Park near the Domino's Sugar plant. "It is the best team sport ever invented, and I've been in team sports all my life," said Brower, an Ellicott City attorney and mother of four who has competed in dragon boat races internationally.
NEWS
August 2, 2009
Breast cancer survivors sought for support program The Center for Breast Care at Howard County General Hospital is offering a support program for women with breast cancer, matching volunteer breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed women for insight and support through the patient's treatment and recovery. Called "Survivors Offering Support," the program was introduced at Howard County General in 2006. The hospital is recruiting breast cancer survivors to serve as SOS mentors. Volunteers are required to complete an application and attend a training session that includes information on therapeutic listening and communications, breast cancer diagnosis and treatments, patient advocacy and support resources for those diagnosed with the disease.
NEWS
By JANENE HOLZBERG | October 23, 2008
Even if Bob Smith hadn't made a last-minute decision to don a gray T-shirt, he would have been conspicuous in the "Parade of Pink." The Ellicott City resident walked in the chilly predawn darkness Sunday with hundreds of women wearing all manner of pink apparel to kick off the 16th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, sponsored by the Maryland affiliate. But he wasn't there to support his wife, mother, sister or aunt. He joined the parade in Hunt Valley because he is a breast cancer survivor.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | April 29, 2007
On an Internet chat room popular with breast cancer survivors, one thread - called "Where's My Remote?" - turns the mental fog known as "chemo brain" into a stand-up comedy act. One woman reported finding five unopened gallons of milk in her refrigerator and having no memory of buying the first four. A second had to ask her husband which toothbrush belonged to her. At a family celebration, one woman filled the water glasses with turkey gravy. Another could not remember how to carry over numbers when balancing the checkbook.
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