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Holly Rose turns her breast cancer into a mission.

Posted by Holly Rose on July 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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On January 13, 2009, a girlfriend of mine posted a reminder to perform a self-breast exam on my Facebook page. I did and to my horror I discovered a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. I was extremely fortunate in finding my cancer in the early stages and was able to save my breasts and, more importantly, my life. I was so grateful for the reminder that saved my life that I decided ...

JC Hayward and Andrea Roane: “Buddies” through Breast Cancer

Posted by Andrea Roane on April 12th, 2012 | 3 Comments »
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Early detection saves lives. Early detection gives you options. Early detection puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to how you want to fight your breast cancer. That’s what I’ve been saying for nearly two decades as the face of Buddy Check 9, WUSA-TV’s breast cancer awareness program. It began 19 years ago in partnership with the Prevent Cancer Foundation and Georgetown University Hospital. Since the start, I’ve heard from scores of women and men ...

Donna Gutierrez’s Breast Cancer Story

Posted by PCF Admin on March 1st, 2011 | No Comments »

A Wake-Up Call From Cancer Donna Gutierrez, a home mortgage broker in Virginia, was living the fast life. A single mother with two grown children, she barely ate anything and kept long hours at work. “I lived off of coffee and cigarettes,” Gutierrez admits. Her hectic, commission-based job left her with no time for friends and barely enough time for family. “It didn’t mean anything to ...

Grace Bender’s Breast Cancer Story

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Armed with Information If watching her mother have a radical mastectomy, her father suffer from kidney cancer and her brother struggle with multiple myeloma taught Grace Bender anything, it was to pay attention to her health and ever-evolving medical technology. “I read a lot about health issues because of my interest in helping people become their own health advocates. To help them, I have produced a product, mymedmanagerTM, a ...