People often don’t realize how devastating it is to lose all your hair during cancer treatments. Debby Porter understands and that’s why she started a program called Hair Matters. Because it does.
Ten years ago, Sally Loughridge, who is a well-known Maine artist, had 33 days of radiation therapy for breast cancer. To get through it, she did what she knows best. After each treatment, she painted.
Since I found out I had DCIS five years ago, I have talked with many women who also have DCIS. It’s considered stage 0 breast cancer, but that doesn’t mean there are zero risks. This is my story.
Have you ever heard of the Code Girls? They were part of a top-secret mission that helped end World War II. You’re about to meet one: Leona Chasse, now 95 and living in Cornish, Maine. Listen to our conversation. You’ll be glad you did.
The environment you live and work in can either enhance your health or put you at risk of certain diseases, such as cancer. Learn the facts about two cancers that have been linked to environmental factors in Maine.
A Bill in the Maine legislature would update insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings. The updates are in line with new guidelines from the American Cancer Society. Get details about both on Catching Health.
Thanks to some incredible research and new treatments, more people with cancer are being cured or living much longer. A new program at the Dempsey Center has been designed to answer a question that many of these people are now asking — what now?
Confused about PSA tests? A few years ago, men were told they didn’t need routine screenings because the risks outweighed the benefits. Now, there’s a new recommendation. Here are the facts.
Sometimes, it only takes seconds for life to change dramatically. That is all it took for the Cochrane family. A day that began like any other ended in a nightmare and has not been the same since.
John and Gloria Tewhey had been together close to 60 years when she was diagnosed with leukemia. The end of this month marks the first anniversary of her death. It’s been a difficult year for the whole family. John shares their story in part three of Living with Grief.