Raulerson Hospital to offer 3-D mammography

OKEECHOBEE — Raulerson Hospital will soon offer 3-D mammography. Raulerson Hospital hosted a Women’s Health Day Luncheon at Indian River State College on Oct. 30. Guest speakers included Melissa Mills, director of radiology, Dr. Alex Vennos, radiologist, and Dr. James Bradfield. Mammography has come a long way over the years, said Ms. Mills. Years ago, […]

This is my journey through breast cancer

It seems like it was so long ago, but one thing I can say is that I was able to clearly see how God was moving in every aspect of my breast cancer. For one thing, I was able to start having mammograms at 40, and not everyone has that opportunity. Many of the recommendations […]

Cynthia Holmes believes Moffitt saved her life

OKEECHOBEE — If it weren’t for Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Cynthia Holmes believes she would not be here today. In 2012, she was busy with the high school band. The kids were going to Washington, D.C., and she felt a lymph node under her arm. She had trouble with lymph nodes in the past, […]

HRMC’s Pink Warriors Month raising a pretty penny

CLEWISTON — The Hendry Regional Medical Center’s annual special observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, its Pink Warriors Walk, is coming up on Oct. 26. Hospital official Electa Waddell came to thank city commissioners at their recent meeting for the city’s support and report on their results. The marketing and foundation director for HRMC, Ms. […]

Darlene Bass has been through breast cancer twice

OKEECHOBEE — Darlene Bass has been through breast cancer twice despite doing everything possible to prevent it from coming back a second time. She found it the first time in 2009 after she and her husband, Keith, returned from Nashville. She realized something was wrong, because her left nipple had inverted. When she got in […]

Support group meant a lot to Rhonda Townsend

OKEECHOBEE — Rhonda Townsend was at work when she found out she had breast cancer. When she got the news, she was in a meeting, and she left the room to take the call then promptly went into the bathroom to throw up, she said. She had gone for her annual mammogram after missing a […]

Breast cancer can be hard to detect, or find

OKEECHOBEE — Adrianna Maupin tried so hard to do everything right, regular mammograms, self checks, discussions with her primary care physician, but still things did not turn out the way you read about in the magazines. She found a lump in her left breast, and she goes for mammograms every year, she said. It was […]