August 21, 2014

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Facing cancer: Wanda Fralick, 61, Grafton

Her first detection: On her 61st birthday in June, Fralick discovered a lump in her breast while she was taking a shower. “I just kept that all to myself, I didn’t tell anybody. I didn’t tell any of my four kids until after,” she said. Her diagnosis: She had a biopsy in July and was Read More…

Facing cancer: Chris Mumford, 61, Lorain

Her diagnosis: Mumford was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2005 after an irregular mammogram. “I had a sonogram within a week to 10 days, and it showed a solid mass. In February, I had a biopsy, and (the doctor) confirmed that I had cancer,” she said. Her cancer was caught early and is considered Read More…

Facing cancer: Judy Reed, 65, Elyria

Her diagnosis: After a suspicious cyst on her breast just wouldn’t go away, Reed had a mammogram in June. She was told something didn’t seem right and was scheduled for a biopsy. “I was told I had cancer June 25; I’ll never forget the day,” she said. “I’ll never forget it because he (my doctor) Read More…

Facing cancer: Joanne Olesko, 67, Avon Lake

Her diagnosis: After her annual mammogram in April 2006. “They saw something and they wanted to have an ultrasound of the breast done,” Olesko said. “There was no breast cancer in my family, and that was what was scary about it. In my case, there was no pain. Even to this day, you don’t feel Read More…

Breast cancer awareness, resources and support

Here’s a look at a variety of area resources promoting breast cancer awareness, prevention and support: Community Cancer Center Community Cancer Center, 41201 Schadden Road, Lorain, is guided by a holistic philosophy. At its Center for Body, Mind & Spirit, located in the Community Cancer Center, families and cancer survivors can take part in a Read More…

Unique camp to help grief-stricken

For one day, grief doesn’t have to be such a lonely journey. Adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one can feel the healing embrace of Camp Healing Hearts, the first grief camp in Lorain County. It is a collaborative program by the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center of the Hospice of Western Read More…