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American Cancer Society

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  • A cancer survivor's appeal [Letter]

    A cancer survivor's appeal [Letter]
    As a lung cancer survivor who began smoking as a teenager because it was cool, I know the dangers of smoking first hand. I volunteer for the American Cancer Society as a recovery coach for lung and esophageal cancer patients. In addition, I work as a...
  • A thyroidectomy that leaves no scar

    A thyroidectomy that leaves no scar
    Elizabeth Klein is used to the spotlight, but there was something the budding actress from Bethesda didn't want everyone to see. That was a telltale mark on her throat from thyroid surgery. "I don't want every character I play to have the same scar,"...
  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Resolutions Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer the Mayo Clinic Diet. This 12-week workshop aims to help break unhealthy food habits. The program is led by a registered dietitian and cardiac rehabilitation specialist. Class will be held from 5:30 p.m....
  • Howard County Briefs

    Relay for Life The American Cancer Society invites the public to the Relay for Life of Howard County 2014 Season Kickoff Rally at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle. Those interested can register a team or...
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Sunday, Jan. 26 Child care fair Howard County's Department of Citizen Services Preschool/Child Care Information Fair, "Children On Board," will be held from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Admission is free,...
  • Breast density law new tool in detection of cancer

    Breast density law new tool in detection of cancer
    Women with dense breast tissue will now get an extra warning about cancer. Dense breast tissue, while common in women, can make it harder to detect breast cancer. A new state law requires doctors to send women with dense breast tissue a special letter...
  • Kick-off rally slated for this year's Relay for Life [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

    Alex Yuan, a member of the public relations committee for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Western Howard County, is starting off the year with information about the 2014 Relay for Life. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, a kick-off rally will be held...
  • Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say

    Excess weight can increase breast cancer risk, researchers say
    Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues. The new enemy is their waistlines. Scientists have discovered that excess weight not...
  • Howard County health digest

    Look good, feel better This free program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive cosmetics donated by major manufacturers, as well as instruction and...
  • Winners of Port Deposit house decorating contest are...

    Better late than never with the results of this year's decorating contest in Port. The 2013 "Magic on Main" winners are: first place, Kim and Allen Dooling, 13 N. Main St.; second place, Linda and Ray Singleton, 84-86 S. Main St.; and third place, Mike...
  • Breast cancer resources

    Breast cancer resources
    A selection of resources for breast cancer patients and families: Nonprofits, charities and support groups Active Survivors Network Helps people affected by illness, disease and accidents to maintain an active lifestyle. activesurvivor.org or 410-823-...
  • Artistic talent comes early to St. Louis School first grader [Clarksville]

    Can you imagine being an award-winning graphic artist in first grade? Ana Zachos, a first-grader at St. Louis School doesn't need to imagine this scenario. Ana won the recent design contest at St. Louis to create a T-shirt as a fundraiser for the Breast...