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Alaska editorial: End 'drive-by' mastectomies

...who have mastectomies. It's...a radical mastectomy, which involves...sooner, but a mastectomy is still...drive-by mastectomies." It's...stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies...connection with a mastectomy or breast...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083007/opi_20070830006.shtml
Opinion
Wasilla woman challenges airport pat-downs

...of airport full-body scanners and full-body pat-downs until the screening process is modified to exempt women with mastectomies. Corky Champagne-Einarsen accuses the Transportation Security Administration of discrimination against women who have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031011/reg_797257191.shtml
Regional News
Let's make October 'Do Something Real' month

...My grandma, who passed away around Christmas last year, had breast cancer before I could remember. She had a single mastectomy, so she had a fake, gel-filled prosthesis to wear in her bra. Once my sister and I popped it with an earring (because...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-10/lets-make-october-do-something-real-m
Opinion
Let's make October 'Do Something Real' month

...My grandma, who passed away around Christmas last year, had breast cancer before I could remember. She had a single mastectomy, so she had a fake, gel-filled prosthesis to wear in her bra. Once my sister and I popped it with an earring (because...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2013-10-09/lets-make-october
A survivor's guide to beating cancer

...different treatment options one must choose. There are options for chemotherapy, radiation treatment, full and partial mastectomies - and decisions are made for a host of different reasons, from health, obviously, to comfort and affordability.Kathie...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-28/survivors-guide-beating-cancer
Local | Neighbors
The court saved my lifeline

...cancel it.I can tell you that "Obamacare" - at least the part I've participated in - works. A week ago, I had a double mastectomy after five months of chemotherapy. I have been receiving outstanding care in West Hills - no death panels, no rationing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-01/court-saved-my-lifeline
Opinion
Drink to your health

...Watkins said she made devil's club tea part of her daily regiment after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985 and had a mastectomy. She said she's been clear ever since and that she sends tea to any friends or relatives dealing with cancer.Another...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-02-24/drink-your-health
Neighbors
Harvesting therapies of the Earth

...attacking the left side. And while she has survived the emotional and physical challenges that come with such an ordeal - the mastectomies, the treatments and the aftermath - this Tlingit elder swears by the medicinal potential harbored in the devil's club...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061810/out_655825320.shtml
outdoors
Johnson, challenged by cancer, emerges as a survivor

...were malignant. Johnson immediately underwent bilateral mastectomies. "Which means I had both of them removed," she said...impression on her doctors. She said after the bilateral mastectomies, the doctors asked her to speak to some women in the process...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103110/loc_728795631.shtml
News
Study: More U.S. women receiving inappropriate breast cancer treatment

...other areas. The first is a mastectomy the removal of the breast...complicated treatment than mastectomy. The problem noted by researchers...proportion of women whose mastectomy treatment was performed incorrectly...getting lumpectomies instead of mastectomies. While about 15 percent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092900/Bre_Breakin.html
Breaking

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