More Think Pink Articles

  • Breast reconstruction improves, offers survivors aesthetic options

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Just as the technology behind chemotherapy and radiation therapy has improved in the last few decades – so have breast reconstruction options for female survivors of breast cancer. “A majority of younger women choose reconstruction surgery,” said Dr. Toni...

  • Breast cancer touches young mother with no family history of the disease

    By Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Sponsored Content: With no family history and no noticeable lumps, Diane Rekar had no reason to be concerned about breast cancer. At 41, the mother of two was working as a nurse at the Air Force Academy and was well versed in all of the cautionary tales about breast cancer. “A good...

  • Survivor participates in, fundraises for Avon Walk in California

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Look for daily Think Pink features on gazette.com during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2009, Fran Busick participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer as a fundraiser and advocate for breast cancer research and support. Five years later, she would walk again,...

  • Komen Southeastern Colorado Works Hard to Make Donations Count

    Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Every year, the Komen Southeastern Colorado (SECO) Affiliate distributes 75-percent of its net proceeds from fundraising to non-profit organizations that provide education, breast health and breast cancer screening, and treatment support to the medically uninsured,...

  • ‘Previvor’ sidesteps breast cancer to live on for family

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Sallette Thompson has survived breast cancer, despite the fact that she was never diagnosed. “I’m what you call a ‘previvor,’” said the 50-year-old Pueblo resident. Due to an overwhelming family history of breast and other cancers, Sallette decided to take matters...

  • Survivor pursues degree as way to serve local parish, community

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Before breast cancer, 43-year-old Rebecca Wilson had dreamed of pursuing her Master’s in Theology; after cancer, she’s going for it. “It was something I’ve thought about doing for 10 or 12 years,” she said. “This summer, the opportunity presented itself and I’m in a...

  • Survivor Fit program keeps patients active during, after cancer treatment

    By Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Look for daily Think Pink features on gazette.com during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s important for cancer patients to stay physically active both while undergoing and post treatment. Survivor Fit, a cancer-specific exercise program offered by Penrose Cancer...

  • Art for the Cure exhibit to close with silent auction, awards

    By Kelly Anderson, kelly.anderson@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Sponsored Content: The Bridge Gallery will host an exhibit closing for “Art for the Cure: The Courageous and Beautiful” from noon-3 p.m. on Sunday. The ceremony will feature a silent auction and an awards ceremony for the People’s Choice Winner. The gallery, located at 218 W. Colorado...

  • Medical oncologists guide patients through testing, treatment

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Sponsored Content: A cancer diagnosis is filled with many unknowns for a patient not versed in its complexities and treatment options. That’s why medical oncologists Dr. Carmen Matei and Dr. Sue Kim make it a point to be not only technical, but personal, with each breast cancer patient...

  • Komen SECO hosts Open House

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Sponsored Content: This week, Susan G. Komen Southeastern Colorado (SECO) will be the pinkest it’s ever been – and you’re invited! Stop by the Komen SECO office Open House event between 5-6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, located at 625 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 100. At 5:45, Executive Director...

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