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  • Study on mammograms further confuses women on the heels of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October 1, 2010 2:34 PM

    Thousands of balloons were released into Austrian skies and a huge pink ribbon was unveiled in Switzerland today all to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month. Increased awareness and early detection have proven to saves lives, but what doctors cannot agree on is at what age women should start... more »
  • Published author, dancer, cancer survivor: Nipomo teenager being honored this weekend

    August 13, 2010 12:30 PM

    She is an award-winning author, a dedicated dancer and a cancer survivor. And she is only 16-years-old. Nipomo teenager Melinda Marchiano is being honored this weekend at the American Cancer Society's Annual Fundraising Gala and there is no wonder why. Melinda has always gracefully danced her way through... more »
  • Volunteers at Cal Poly show they are a cut above the rest

    May 10, 2010 3:13 PM

    A compassionate gesture on the Cal Poly campus today where volunteers went to great lengths to help cancer patients. Each volunteer donated at least eight inches of their hair to Cal Poly's ponytail drive. The hair will be used to make wigs for cancer patients experiencing hair loss... more »
  • Relay for Life rally this weekend in Atascadero

    April 6, 2010 12:52 PM

    A Relay for Life rally is being held Saturday at Camozzi's Saloon in Atascadero from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. It is being sponsored by Team Country Love. Atascadero's Relay is May 22-23 at the Sunken Gardens. The American Cancer... more »
  • Local author helps kids understand cancer

    February 17, 2010 3:01 PM

    The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara is hosting a reading of "Nana, What's Cancer?" The book, written by a local author, Beverlye Hyman Fead and her 11-year-old granddaughter, Tessa Mae Hamermesh, tackles the tough questions about cancer, in a kid-friendly but honest way. In the book, Hamermesh, who... more »

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