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Alaina Giordano, Mom With Cancer, Can Keep Her Kids — For Now

June 17, 2020

By Bonnie Rochman

Giordano, who is battling metastatic breast cancer — as well as a petition by her ex-husband, Kane Snyder, for custody of their children — won a temporary reprieve on Wednesday from the N.C. Court of Appeals. Her children, Bud, 6, and Sofia, 11, will now be allowed to remain in her custody.

Dian Corneliussen-James: A Woman On A Mission

May 27, 2020

By Gayle Sulik

Dian Corneliussen-James, also known as CJ, has a history of helping to find missing persons. Toward the end of her 24-year career as an Air Force Intelligence Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Corneliussen-James took a position in the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) in Washington, D.C., and she continued in that position as a civilian following her Air Force retirement....

CJ didn't know at the time that this particular skill set would later serve in the identification of another group of missing persons, those diagnosed with metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer.

Woman with cancer says people should know potential complications of disease

May 24, 2020

By Sueann Musick, New Glasgow News

Emma Lee Stewart wants men and women diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer to think beyond the initial diagnosis.
The New Glasgow woman, who suffers from metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her spine, said it's important for people to know that bone complications can arise in relation to breast and prostate cancer.

Portsmouth firefighter honored as Mom

May 9, 2020

By Kathryn Marchocki

Sunday saw Portsmouth firefighter Sarah Fox honored at the Fisher Cats doubleheader against the Binghamton Mets for perhaps her most important role: Mother. The gutsy 39-year-old is trying to shatter the genetic bracelet that has her in a death grip. Fox inherited a metastatic breast cancer gene and hopes she can change its lethal course.

Keep Fighting: fundraising event reminds survivors, loved ones that 'cancer never sleeps'

May 1, 2020

By Chris McDaniel

As Tammy Kahlen walked around Desert Sun Stadium Saturday with her husband and young daughters, she was happy just to be alive and be with them. Tammy is currently taking chemotherapy treatment for Stage IV metastatic breast cancer.

Maggie Daley released from hospital

April 28, 2020

By David Byrne

Chicago first lady Maggie Daley was released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital today, her primary care physician said, 10 days after she was admitted for pain in her leg that required surgery to replace a metal rod.

Marine on St. Croix fights for Toni — just like Toni would for them

April 25, 2020

By Mary Divine

Toni Poletes would never be mistaken for a priest. Her office at Ostlund's Marine Garage, tucked between the garage's bathroom and front counter, looks nothing like a confessional. Toni Poletes would never be mistaken for a priest. Her office at Ostlund's Marine Garage, tucked between the garage's bathroom and front counter, looks nothing like a confessional. Poletes, 52, has Stage 4 breast cancer.

Health Watch: Surviving Cancer

April 15, 2020

By Beth Galvin

At 33, Jessica Lucas was told she had Stage 4, the most advanced type of breast cancer. It sounded more like a death sentence than a diagnosis. That was almost a decade ago and Lucas is still going strong.

Radiation Is My Reality

March 17, 2020

By Noreen Fraser

The devastation this past week in Japan is heart-breaking. The loss of life, homes, businesses and its effect on the economy will be felt for a long time. And then there is radiation – the threat of a nuclear meltdown. Our greatest fear is my reality. In these past 10 years of living with cancer I have received more radiation to my body than I could’ve ever imagined.

Stage IV cancer patients can live rewarding lives too with support and medication

March 17, 2020

By Kelley Dunn

Stories of breast cancer often focus on the women who have been diagnosed in the early stages of the disease and who are almost certain to survive and live long lives. Unfortunately, there are other women who don't get as much attention. Those who are diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, which is cancer in its most advanced form.

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