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Musher ends chemo just in time for race He spent a lot of time commuting to and from Fairbanks for weekly chemotherapy treatments. "The biggest thing with the chemo was it just took two days to go to town and back," Boulding said. When the rivers were flowing in summer, he'd motor a...
Infusion center acquires local artwork

With the help of multiple community donators - and an outstanding nurse - a new local chemo-infusion therapy unit has a wealth of artwork to warm its walls. "The purpose was to provide visual relief for the people who...
Photo: Hats for a cause

...adviser Claude Roberts, Sorcha Hazelton, Alisia Nelson (in front), Megan Clough and Samantha Alex show off the fleece chemo caps they made for cancer patients on April 19 at Claude Roberts' house. The girls made hats as part of their breast cancer...
A friendly face in tough times

...because of Collins. During her time working in Short Stay, she and her mentor, Terry Zimmer, started offering outpatient chemo-infusion services. When the service outgrew its home in Short Stay, they moved it to its own department. Zimmer left only...
Local cancer center treated 58 this year

...The type of cancer I've got was very strange, very rare, very aggressive," she said. "Having done the travel for the chemo treatment, doing radiation at home is fantastic."Because of her rare form of cancer, Bartlett had to undergo special chemotherapy...
One real choice: Survive

...strange symptoms and strange things happening to your body ... and everything can just be lumped under 'side effect from chemo.'"Once you have cancer, Morley said, you're more likely to get cancer again. She chose to have a prophylactic mastectomy...
My Turn: The Alaska Family Medical Leave Act - not for our families be cancer. Overnight she and Janet flew to Seattle for evaluation. The cancer was advanced, requiring three months of chemo and radiation in Seattle. To care for Carmen, Janet applied for the Alaska Family Medical Leave Act/AKFLA that would allow...
Community kicked in

...Thank you to the Talley brothers, videographers Matt and Chris for making a DVD that Carmen can enjoy as she continues her chemo and radiation cancer treatment in Seattle. Thanks to John Moses and Melissa Griffiths at the Juneau Empire ? you helped get...
David Allen Coulson

...hunting.Dave was diagnosed with brain cancer August 4th 2008. Over 5 years, he underwent a year radiation, several years of chemo therapy, and a total of 2 craniotomies. Dave was strong and stubborn. So through it all he tried to remain positive.He...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

School staff used their razors to show support for a colleague undergoing chemo By ERIC FRY THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Bryn Nelson couldn't stop laughing when three co-workers from Auke Bay Elementary School showed...


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