Archives: breast cancer

Tuffy offering free brake pads in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Local auto service center offering free brake pads, with the exception of labor, in the month of October.

The Paredes Foundation holding festival and butterfly release Saturday

The foundation will release butterflies purchased in loved ones’ honor or memory at the Innsbrook lake.

Sharing is caring

How Angelina Jolie (I know, but there you go) reminds us about the importance of sharing our struggles with the ones we love.

Preventive double mastectomy is ‘nothing compared to freedom’

Angelina Jolie’s op-ed about her preventive double mastectomy got people talking. One of them is local woman Tracie Abrams who, like Jolie, had one herself.

Living without a cure: Lisa Sims on surviving breast cancer

Nearly 10 years ago, Lisa Sims found out that her mother’s cancer had returned. Several months later, Lisa found that that she herself had breast cancer. Lisa talks about her remarkable journey, the invaluable help of Massey Cancer Center, and losing her mother.

Tattooing nipples on breast cancer survivors

A local tattoo artist is a guiding hand for mastectomy patients to help get the breasts back that they lost. Combining both her medical interests and her artistic talents, Amy Black is hoping to foster a new movement that replenishes femininity taken away by both cancer and surgery.