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Abuse charges against former St. Luke's physician are dropped

Abuse charges against former St. Luke's physician are dropped

New evidence leads to charge dismissal for Dr. Carrie Morrison

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She says breast cancer was like ‘a normal sickness’

She says breast cancer was like ‘a normal sickness’

Jennifer Cook had mastectomy, reconstruction surgery at the same time.

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For a West County couple, health insurance couldn't come soon enough

For a West County couple, health insurance couldn't come soon enough

The federal health overhaul allowed them to buy coverage for the first time in years.

December 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gear • CureDiva.com

Gear • CureDiva.com

What • An online store and community with an array of products, publications and interaction for women coping with breast cancer.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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St. Luke's physician charged with felony child abuse

St. Luke's physician charged with felony child abuse

Authorities allege Dr. Carrie Morrison assaulted under-18 daughter

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Pink: Home diffuser

Pink: Home diffuser

Cedar Rose Air Essence Diffuser ($120) at AgrariaHome.com. Agraria will donate 35 percent of proceeds from all Cedar Rose purchases to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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XX Files: Informing women about breast density

Several states have recently passed legislation requiring mammography providers to notify women about breast density.

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Schnucks pharmacies to offer breast cancer meds for under $10

Schnucks pharmacies to offer breast cancer meds for under $10

The local grocery chain takes another step into the health care space.

September 26, 2014 12:15 amLoading…
New Missouri laws take effect

New Missouri laws take effect

Under 17, teens need parents' permission to tan; breastfeeding mothers excused from jury duty.

August 28, 2014 9:15 amLoading…
Doctor wants to share the lessons she learned from beating breast cancer

Doctor wants to share the lessons she learned from beating breast cancer

Karen Webb has become an evangelist for patients seizing control of their disease.

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Pink Ribbon Series: Myra Kovacks

Pink Ribbon Series: Myra Kovacks

Breast cancer survivor Myra Kovacs at her home in Creve Couer on Friday, June 6, 2014. Kovacs has been diagnosed with breast cancer three times, most recently in 2013. Photo by Cristina Fletes-Boutte, cfletes-boutte@post-dispatch.com

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Pink Ribbon video series: Hear from Myra Kovacs

Pink Ribbon video series: Hear from Myra Kovacs

Myra Kovacs has been diagnosed with breast cancer three times, most recently in June 2013. This is her story. Video by Cristina Fletes-Boutté, cfletes-boutte@post-dispatch.com The Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure kicks off Saturday June 14 and tens of thousands of people will converge on d…

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Pink Ribbon Series: Myra Kovacks

Pink Ribbon Series: Myra Kovacks

Breast cancer survivor Myra Kovacs at her home in Creve Couer on Friday, June 6, 2014. Kovacs has been diagnosed with breast cancer three times, most recently in 2013. Photo by Cristina Fletes-Boutté, cfletes-boutte@post-dispatch.com

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Pink Ribbon video series: Hear from Sandra Burkel

Pink Ribbon video series: Hear from Sandra Burkel

Sandra Burkel was 74 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Burkel credits a mammogram with saving her life since she had no obvious symptoms nor a family history of breast cancer. Video by Cristina Fletes-Boutté, cfletes-boutte@post-dispatch.com The Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure ki…

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Pink Ribbon Series: Sandra Burkel

Pink Ribbon Series: Sandra Burkel

Breast cancer survivor Sandra Burkel at her home on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Burkel credits a mammogram with saving her life since she had no obvious symptoms nor a family history of breast cancer. Photo by Cristina Fletes-Boutte, cfletes-boutte@post-dispatch.com

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Pink Ribbon Series: Myra Kovacks

Pink Ribbon Series: Myra Kovacks

Breast cancer survivor Myra Kovacs at her home in Creve Couer on Friday, June 6, 2014. Kovacs has been diagnosed with breast cancer three times, most recently in 2013. Photo by Cristina Fletes-Boutte, cfletes-boutte@post-dispatch.com

June 11, 2014 5:44 pmLoading…
Pink Ribbon Series: Melissa Hamilton

Pink Ribbon Series: Melissa Hamilton

Melissa Hamilton with her daughter, 6-month-old Layne Marie Hamilton. Hamilton was 33 years old and 13 weeks pregnant with Layne, her second child, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2013. Photo by Cristina Fletes-Boutte, cfletes-boutte@post-dispatch.com

June 11, 2014 5:44 pmLoading…
Legislation would provide more information to patients undergoing mammograms

Legislation would provide more information to patients undergoing mammograms

Dense breast tissue can mask tumors.

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Marilyn Montbeller

Marilyn Montbeller

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Artist/poet finds the ordeal doesn't end with being cancer-free

Artist/poet finds the ordeal doesn't end with being cancer-free

How I did it • Gaye Gambell-Peterson found strength through a specialized support group. 

May 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New technology to see tumors more clearly

New technology to see tumors more clearly

Julie Margenthaler (center) a Washington University breast surgeon at the Siteman Cancer Center, prepares to peform an operation on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, to remove a lymph node on 67-year-old Karen Clodfelter using a type of visual device that can see a flourescent compound injected into th…

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New technology to see tumors more clearly

New technology to see tumors more clearly

Julie Margenthaler (left) a Washington University breast surgeon at the Siteman Cancer Center, peforms an operation on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, to remove a lymph node on 67-year-old Karen Clodfelter using a type of visual device that can see a flourescent compound injected into the tissue that…

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New technology to see tumors more clearly

New technology to see tumors more clearly

Ryan Fields, a Washington University oncological surgeon at the Siteman Cancer Center, points to an image of what surgeon Julie Margenthaler sees on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, using a visual device that can see a fluorescent compound injected into tissue during an operation to remove a lymph nod…

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New technology to see tumors more clearly

New technology to see tumors more clearly

Julie Margenthaler (left) a Washington University breast surgeon at the Siteman Cancer Center, prepares for an operation on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, to remove a lymph node on 67-year-old Karen Clodfelter using a type of visual googles that can see a flourescent compound injected into the tissu…

February 10, 2014 3:49 pmLoading…
New technology to see tumors more clearly

New technology to see tumors more clearly

Ryan Fields (left) a Washington University oncological surgeon at the Siteman Cancer Center, points to an image of what surgeon Julie Margenthaler sees on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, using a type of worn visual device that can see a flourescent compound injected into the tissue during an operatio…

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Breast Cancer Warrior looks for rainbows in the storm

Breast Cancer Warrior looks for rainbows in the storm

Beverly McKee’s challenge was to overcome breast cancer. But she found many lessons more valuable.

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Doctors to be lauded in St. Louis for breast cancer work

Doctors to be lauded in St. Louis for breast cancer work

Gateway to Hope holding annual awards gala Oct. 26

October 15, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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FOUL: Calamity Jane Cunningham finds a new target: pink shirts

FOUL: Calamity Jane Cunningham finds a new target: pink shirts

FOUL: Add pink shirts to the list of things former state Sen. Jane Cunningham hates.

October 02, 2013 3:30 pmLoading…
Alton Hospital wants to show your bra

Alton Hospital wants to show your bra

Art event set to raise money for breast cancer program

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FDA: Roche drug works in early-stage breast cancer

WASHINGTON •  The Food and Drug Administration has issued a positive review of a breast cancer drug from Roche that could soon become the first pharmaceutical option approved for treating early-stage disease before surgery.

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Former meteorologist survives breast cancer, now works for breast cancer nonprofit

Former meteorologist survives breast cancer, now works for breast cancer nonprofit

Two breast cancers, two mastectomies, the loss of her mother and unemployment would sink plenty of ships. But Keryn Shipman's kept on sailing to where she's always wanted to be: happy and doing what she wants with her life.

August 22, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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OPINION SHAPER: Students taught me to open the door

OPINION SHAPER: Students taught me to open the door

The crisp cadence of my heels striking the expansive pavement between buildings buoys my energy, launching me into the day. I smile.

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Breast reconstruction: It's a personal decision

Breast reconstruction: It's a personal decision

There are a lot of factors to take into consideration. About half of mastectomy patients choose to do it.

June 27, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Jane Feibel chose not to reconstruct

Jane Feibel chose not to reconstruct

Jane Feibel of Ladue opted not to get reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy due to breast cancer. She is shown at her home in Ladue. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

June 26, 2013 2:28 pmLoading…

Abortion during first pregnancy should be noted as a risk factor for breast cancer

In addressing breast cancer ("Racial gap shrinks in breast cancer deaths," June 9), it is responsible and helpful to indicate risk factors based on data relating to increased breast cancer. Then why is not the increased occurrence of breast cancer related to first-pregnancy induced abortion …

June 17, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
More than 40,000 turn out for Komen Race for the Cure

More than 40,000 turn out for Komen Race for the Cure

Organizers: 75 percent of proceeds remain in St. Louis

June 15, 2013 10:24 am Photos

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Race for the Cure reader pics

Race for the Cure reader pics

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicked off Saturday in downtown St. Louis and we share some photos taken by spectators and participants.

June 15, 2013 8:14 am Photos

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More caution and care for race in St. Louis after Boston Marathon bombings

More caution and care for race in St. Louis after Boston Marathon bombings

Boston Marathon bombings make organizers and police focus on safety measures, but the same camaraderie among survivors and supporters will be there.

June 13, 2013 6:15 am Photos

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'The Breakfast Club' supports breast cancer survivors

'The Breakfast Club' supports breast cancer survivors

Ravonne Pleasant (right) gets support from 22-year breast cancer survivor Linda Gaskin as Pleasant showed her shaved head for the first time to members of 'The Breakfast Club' during their monthly meeting on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The club, a support group for breast cancer patients and sur…

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'The Breakfast Club' supports breast cancer survivors

'The Breakfast Club' supports breast cancer survivors

Ravonne Pleasant (right) gets support from 22-year breast cancer survivor Linda Gaskin as Pleasant showed her shaved head for the first time to members of 'The Breakfast Club' during their monthly meeting on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The club, a support group for breast cancer patients and sur…

May 20, 2013 3:47 pmLoading…
'The Breakfast Club' supports breast cancer survivors

'The Breakfast Club' supports breast cancer survivors

Barbara Davis (left), Sherrill Jackson and Wanda Morganfield-Nelson, all breast cancer survivors, take part in an opening prayer at a monthly meeting of 'The Breakfast Club' at Centennial Christian Church on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The club is a support group for breast cancer patients and s…

May 20, 2013 3:46 pmLoading…
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy helps understanding of difficult decision

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy helps understanding of difficult decision

About 50 percent to 60 percent of women who have the mutation decide to get preventive surgery, medical director of SSM Breast Care says.

May 15, 2013 6:15 am Photos

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Preventative double mastectomy

Preventative double mastectomy

Valeda Keys (left) has the BRCA gene and underwent a double mastectomy. Her twin sister, Vanessa Robinson (second from left) was not diagnosed with cancer but underwent preventative surgery in one breast. Their mother, Lajuanna Redmond, (seated) was diagnosed with breast cancer twice, 20 yea…

May 14, 2013 10:13 pmLoading…
Holly Nothstine underwent double mastectomy

Holly Nothstine underwent double mastectomy

Holly Nothstine sits for a photograph on the porch of her St. Clair, Mo., home on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Nothstine got tested after her mother and two older sisters got breast cancer and were found to be BRCA carriers. She was found to be a carrier and had a preventative double mastectomy an…

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YOUR PLACE TO CALL HOME: Realtors proud to support Karen Weidinger Foundation

YOUR PLACE TO CALL HOME: Realtors proud to support Karen Weidinger Foundation

May 12 is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate life and the women who gave us life.

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OPINION SHAPER: My mother helped me find my way

OPINION SHAPER: My mother helped me find my way

Mama is a cashmere word, and I miss the luxury of saying it.

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Can fashion help beat cancer?

Can fashion help beat cancer?

Stylish hospital gown aims to lift spirits of breast cancer patients. 

February 28, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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