Life keeps us all busy...but being diagnosed with breast cancer can make it seem impossible to keep up. In this month's Freeman Buddy Check 16 we introduce you to a woman managing to cope with her disease, while running a business and raising a family.
For many the holidays are a time to celebrate and rejoice. But it can be a stressful time for someone coping with cancer. But thanks to an area social worker, women battling breast cancer are looking forward to the holiday season. We introduce you to her in our Freeman Buddy Check 16.
Learning you have cancer is emotionally devastating. But the treatment can be both physically and mentally debilitating. And that's exactly why a former breast cancer patient is dedicated to helping current patients feel good. We introduce you to her in our Freeman Buddy Check 16.
Once a woman turns 40, it's recommended she get a mammogram once a year. But as simple as it sounds, the procedure seems to cause more fear in women than hope. Fear of pain and of financial hardship. In our Buddy Check 16, we show you how an area woman built up the courage to go through with the process at the age of 44.
A four state woman finds the courage to get a mammogram for the first time. We take you through her journey and show you how she feels about the procedure immediately after going through it.
Hear first hand why a Freeman mammographer loves her job.
Breast cancer; It's a life threatening disease that you may think only targets women, but think again.
But hundreds of men die from the disease each year. We show you how to detect the disease in our latest Freeman Buddy Check. Click on the “watch” button to see the segment.
Family history can play a huge role in a persons risk for breast cancer.
But for those who carry the breast cancer gene...The chance of becoming a victim to the disease is even higher.
In tonight's freeman buddy check 16, we show you how to find out if you or a loved one carries the gene.
It's not everyday you meet someone who has made a huge difference in the lives of others. But an area woman is doing just that by helping others during a crisis. She faced her own personal crisis after being diagnosed with breast cancer. KSN's Tiffany Alaniz shares her story in our Freeman Buddy Check 16 report.
Breast cancer touches the lives of thousands of women each year. And one area woman is using her fight against the disease to encourage others around her. Click on the play button to see the March 2009 Freeman Buddy Check.
Breast cancer affects the lives of thousands of people each year, but experts say you don't have to be one of those numbers.
In this month's Buddy Check 16, we'll show you how to fight your risk factors. Click on the watch button to see the segment.
Undergoing treatment for breast cancer can leave a woman feeling less feminine. We show you how an area boutique is improving the way breast cancer patients feel about themselves after treatment. Click on the watch button to see the segment.
But a local women's boutique is changing the way women feel about themselves after chemotherapy.
We show you how an area boutique is improving the way breast cancer patients feel about themselves after treatment. Click on the watch button to see the segment.
Each year, nearly 200 area women are diagnosed with breast cancer,and that's just Neosho and Joplin combined.
Now, new technology is helping local doctors spot breast cancer more quickly and efficiently. Click on the watch button to see the December 2008 Freeman Buddy Check segment.
Imagine being diagnosed with cancer not once, not twice, but four times and surviving each battle.
In our November Freeman Buddy Check 16, we introduce you to an area woman who has beaten four different types of cancer, and yet maintains a very optimistic outlook on life.
Click on the “Watch” button to see the segment.
KSN's Ttiffany Alaniz takes us inside the Freeman Womens Health Center. Click on the "watch' button to see the segment.
Learning you are pregnant can be one of the happiest days of a woman's life.
However, the day was also marked with sadness and shock for one four state woman.
Doctors told her she had breast cancer.
Tonight in our Freeman Buddy Check 16, KSN’S Tiffany Alaniz brings us the story of hope, survival, and happiness. Click on the Watch Button to view the segment.
Local doctors are using magnetic resonance imaging or MRI to help gain useful information. It's a noninvasive procedure that helps doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions. In our Freeman Buddy Check 16, KSN Tiffany Alaniz tells us how breast MRI is aiding in patient care and treatment. Click on the "Watch" button to view the report.
Monthly self breast exams are important, but you may have doubts about how to do it correctly. On our July 2008 Freeman Buddy Check 16, we'll have some advice on how to do your monthly exams. Click on the "watch" button to view the segment.
Monthly self breast exams are important, but you may have doubts about how to do it correctly.
On our July 2008 Freeman Buddy Check 16, we'll have some advice on how to do your monthly exams.
Click on the "watch" button to view the segment.
Every day many cancer patients need treatment, a kind word, or just someone to be there. One four state woman gives that and more. It's a personal mission for her based on her own loss. Tonight in our Freeman Buddy Check 16, KSN’S Tiffany Alaniz tells us more about this special woman.
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be a major shock to anyone. However, it can also be scary for loved ones who may not know what to say. Tonight in our Freeman Buddy Check 16, KSN’s Tiffany Alaniz shares some tips on how you can support a loved one diagnosed with cancer.
One four state woman says she has an important lesson to share with others.. She learned it first hand after being diagnosed with breast cancer last fall. One four state woman says she has an important lesson to share with others.
A program at Freeman Health System is helping cancer patients "look good and feel better". It's designed to help women, and the benefits are obvious on the smiles of those who leave the class. In our Freeman Buddy Check 16 report, KSN’S Tiffany Alaniz takes us to "look good, feel better" at the Freeman Cancer Institute.
A yoga class at Freeman Health System is making a huge difference for cancer patients. Those who attend say it changes their body, mind, and spirit. In our Freeman Buddy Check 16, we visit with one breast cancer patient who says the class has been a great part of her treatment. Tina Nolin is enjoying a weekly yoga class at Freeman's cancer institute. Tina was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer and after undergoing a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery has suffered from lymphadema in her arm. She says the entire situation has been life altering.
A yoga class at Freeman Health System is making a huge difference for cancer patients. Those who attend say it changes their body, mind, and spirit. In our Freeman Buddy Check 16, we visit with one breast cancer patient who says the class has been a great part of her treatment. Tina Nolin is enjoying a weekly yoga class at Freemans cancer institute. Tina was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer and after undergoing a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery has suffered from lymphadema in her arm. She says the entire situation has been life altering. "I mean this has been very stressful for me, i have been a nurse for 15 years and havent been able to work or go back to work because of the lymphadema, so its been pretty stressful" Tina says this class has helped ease her stress and clear her mind. Thats what organizers originally hoped for five years ago when they started this course originally for cancer patients...Now open to all. Kyla Jones is a Lymphedema clinician for Freeman and also teaches the yoga course she says shes seen firsthand the difference. "I had one woman come who was going through chemo and in about 15 minutes into the class she said, I cant believe this-this is the first time since I’ve started this whole process that I havent had pain." Research has shown, yoga can have a multitude of positive effects for cancer patients, easing stress, helping the body become stronger and aiding lymphatic drainage. "It calms the mind and helps people feel less stressful, less fearful, and less anxious" Tina would agree saying its been a great tool for her. "My body just feels different, more relaxed as far as movement goes, i seem to be able to move better as my arm moves better." Kyla says shes thrilled that so many people can benefit. and with all of the anxious and sometimes scary feelings that come with cancer. yoga is a welcome change of pace. "Yoga really helps settle those feelings and gives a feeli
"This would not be bearable without the nurses." That's the way one patient at the Freeman Cancer Institute described the role of nurses and the help they provide patients. Tonight in our Freeman Buddy Check 16 report, we meet two nurses who make a world of difference every day. Connie Mock is working with breast cancer patient Michael. She works at the cancer institute as a chemo and triage nurse. It's a role, she's kept close to her heart for years. "
A four state woman who is a ten year survivor of breast cancer made a choice that has changed her life. It's wasn't a quick decision, but one that has helped her smile a little more and put a spring in her step. Lisa Holden has dedicated her life to helping others.
A four state woman has met her battle with cancer with optimism, faith and great support from family and friends. She says this has made all the difference in her journey over the last few months. Peggy fuller was diagnosed in June in our Freeman Buddy Check 16, she shares her story and her advice for others. Peggy Fuller had gone in for her normal mammogram when doctors determined an area needed to be biopsied. After several tests and waiting she and her husband went in to hear the diagnosis. The doctors told Peggy she had breast cancer.. Steve kept positive by believing in the good odds of catching it early..
According to the American cancer society over 178,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed just this year. It's a journey for many women and an uphill battle. In our Freeman Buddy Check 16, we meet a Kansas woman who has remained strong in her fight against multiple battles with cancer.
Some dietary changes have a preventive effect for many types of cancer. And your intake of different supplements can affect your overall health as well. In our Freeman Buddy Check 16, we have details on the supplements that are recommended and which are discouraged. Doctor say your body can only absorb so much at a certain time.
Research suggests that physical activity, a healthy diet and a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of getting breast cancer or even having breast cancer come back. In addition, diet plays a huge role for those in treatment for cancer. In our Freeman Buddy Check 16, we have details about eating well to help yourself.
The American Cancer Society reports almost 180 thousand women in the United States will be found to have invasive breast cancer this year alone. Many of those women have a family history of breast or even ovarian cancer.
This month, we meet two amazing women who share a friendship that has lasted 20 years. The two enjoy spending time together visiting and working part time at Chico’s in Joplin. They believe in being each other's buddy in the fight against breast cancer.
Tykerb, a once daily pill, was approved by the f-d-a last month as a tool to help treat breast cancer. It's designed for women who have an aggressive form of breast cancer, called her-2 positive when it has metastasized or spread.
We're excited to be partnered with Freeman Health System for this important life-saving segment that will unite women across the four states. We hope the stories will benefit you, your family, and friends.