Most Howard Countians who have horses are familiar with Tater Pruitt, an icon in the local horse world. Tater is an expert horse shoer of many, many years, a teller of tales and a friend to all. He is also an antique car aficionado
By Peggy Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org and 410-794-6448
On Friday, Oct. 21, the Marcie and Ellen Foundation will hold its fourth annual breast cancer benefit dinner at the Gathering Place in Clarksville. The benefit will begin at 7 p.m. inside the venue at 6120 Day Long Lane.
Cancer survivor Amy McCoy of Arbutus has acted as a cancer "sponsor" of sorts for three other women who were fighting cancer and she wants to start a sponsorship program through Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.
In July 2015, BCCP began offering Patient Navigation services to women who meet program eligibility criteria, but have Medical Assistance, private insurance, or Medicare Part B that fully pays for breast and cervical cancer screening services.
"I tell people I have three birthdays in November," Peggy James said. "November 11 was my first mastectomy. November 17 is 11 years since my second breast cancer. And November 14 is my actual birthday."
Carroll Hospital is welcoming a new physician on staff this October. Dr. Darlene Gabeau has joined the teams as the radiation oncology at the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center, a position she said she was drawn to because in both culture and practice, it exemplifies all she loves best in the practice of medicine.
When Westminster resident Laurie O'Banion was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic pancreatic cancer in the emergency room of Carroll Hospital, she was given three to six months to live if she sought treatment, even less time if she chose not to undergo treatment. After initial efforts at treatment yielded no results, doctors switched her to a different drug regimen. Today, O'Banion said her tumors have shown some reduction in size and she is as hopeful as ever that she'll make a full recovery.
Scientists with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have created a free, web-based app that will help better detect a woman's risk of getting breast cancer more than once using analysis of a patient's tumor biopsy.
Former State Senator Nancy Jacobs, who represented Harford and Cecil Counties during her twenty years in the Maryland General Assembly, today announced her diagnosis with B-cell non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This is the same kind of cancer Governor Larry Hogan was diagnosed with in June of last year.
Though he often patrolled the sideline with a stern visage, Ravens defensive line coach Clarence Brooks was equally capable of delivering a well-timed joke or a fond observation about one of his linemen.
Scott Moser, deputy director of public works for the county and a Finksburg resident, will host his 12th Annual Robert Moser Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of his late father on Monday, Sept. 12. The proceeds from the event, which will take place at Piney Branch Golf Club, will be donated to Johns Hopkins Hospital brain tumor research, a cause that has been close to Moser's heart since he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1993 at 28 years old.
A year ago, while county officials from around Maryland gathered for their annual beachside conference in Ocean City, Gov. Larry Hogan was in a Baltimore hospital undergoing his first round of chemotherapy. This year, Hogan is everywhere at the Maryland Association of Counties convention – raising funds, shaking hands, and visiting a young friend still undergoing cancer treatments.
Many transplant centers today are reluctant to accept Medicare patients because the costs of the transplant are not fully reimbursed. I am among the lucky patients whose lives were saved, because my secondary, private insurance stepped in and covered the life-saving transplant procedure for me. I am concerned for Medicare beneficiaries and the obstacles they may have to face without secondary insurance
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than 8,500 people being diagnosed every day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. There are two main types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.
Casting For Recovery makes no claims to heal. Yet women who've participated in the national non-profit program, which brings breast cancer survivors together for a junket of fly fishing and fellowship, say it buoys their spirits to hook a rainbow trout in a stress-free setting with others who are in the same boat.
Rick Galloway returned to the stage for the first time, April 9, performing at the Taneytown Relay for Life's International Food Tasting and Silent Auction event to benefit the American Cancer Society. The fundraiser was held at and hosted by the Carroll Vista community in Taneytown. The event raised about $5,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Nothing puts things into perspective for you as quickly as being sick. This past week as I have struggled with fever, aches, chills and all forms of awfulness that has made me miserable has also made me take stock of some things in my life. When you are sick and even a simple task seems monumental you realize how much you really do in life, as well as how many things you still want to do.
Blossoms of Hope's annual Cherrybration Days kicks-off on March 31 and continues throughout the month of April and into the months of May and June with a variety of events planned by the non-profit in an effort to raise funds for the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center in Columbia.
Twelve-year-old Kevin Buck had plenty of distractions the night of March 7. Behind him were screaming college basketball fans, and in front of him was a shining court that he, as ballboy, was tasked with keeping clean. About once a month, Kevin and his family go out to an event set up by the Arbutus-based Casey Cares Foundation, which has the mission of providing "uplifting programs with a special touch."
In keeping with the late Kylee Webster's dynamic spirit and love of dancing, Harford County based Kylee's Dancing Angels offers financial support to help other sarcoma patients find their "happy place."
When McKay Jenkins complained of nagging soreness in his hip and thigh 10 years ago, he expected doctors to attribute the pain to exercise and middle age. But an MRI revealed a tumor was growing— a shocking discovery for the health-conscious professor living in suburban Baltimore. Although Jenkins' tumor turned out to be benign, the scare prompted him to start extensive research that became material for "ContamiNation: My Quest to Survive in a Toxic World," published in paperback earlier
The fourth annual St. Baldrick's Foundation head-shaving fundraiser at Looney's Pub in Bel Air set a record for participation this year, with 67 'shavees.' Local children who have either beaten cancer or are still fighting it were honored at an annual event that raises tens of thousands of dollars for children's cancer research.