breast cancer

Vox Pop
12:04 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Medical Monday: Dr. Angela Keleher

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Angela Keleher, the lead breast surgeon at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care in at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She’s one of our region’s foremost surgical oncologists, and is here to answer your questions.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue October 28, 2014

'Healing Within: My Journey With Breast Cancer' By Michael Kovarik

  In 2006 when he was 50 years old, Michael Kovarik of Greenwich was a third-grade teacher in a South Colonie School when he felt a lump in his left breast. He never thought he would develop breast cancer, but he did.

Although male breast cancer is rare, it exists. Nationally, the American Cancer Society predicts 2,360 men will develop the disease this year and 430 will die from it. Contrast that with the 232,670 new cases in women and the prediction that 40,000 will die.

Kovarik has been working to raise awareness about male breast cancer and has written a book about his experience, Healing Within: My Journey with Breast Cancer.

Read more
Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Medical Monday : Dr. Arvind Mahatme : Breast Surgery

Credit Ellis Medicine

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Often, a major part of the treatment for breast cancer involves breast surgery. Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Arvind Mahatme, head of Ellis Medicine’s breast surgery program in Schenectady, New York. 

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Listener Essay - The Call

  Kathy Cohen lives in Guilderland, NY. She is a retired teacher's assistant from Albany High School. She is also a memoir writer, storyteller, and visual artist.

Read more
New England News
6:23 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Nuclea Biotechnologies Broadens Fight Against Cancer

Nuclea Biotechnologies President and CEO Pat Muraca standing next to the machines used for the HER-2/neu test.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A biotech company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is expanding its cancer fighting capabilities.

Nuclea Biotechnologies is now manufacturing and marketing its own cancer detecting test. With the acquisition of WILEX, Inc. of Cambridge in September, the company is now offering the HER-2/neu blood test. CEO Pat Muraca says the test can detect whether people diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer have a chance of it recurring.

Read more
The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Choosing Heroes, Friends, Life - "Survival Lessons" From Alice Hoffman

    In Survival Lessons, Alice Hoffman - one of America's most beloved writers - shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.

Wise, gentle, and wry, Alice Hoffman teaches all of us how to choose what matters most.

Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Sean Philpott: Lara Croft, Cancer Activist

In an Op-Ed piece published in Tuesday's New York Times, actress Angela Jolie revealed publicly that she had undergone a prophylactic double mastectomy -- removal of both breasts -- in order to reduce her risk of developing cancer.

Read more
Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Anthony Piana : 11/26/12

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop we’ll take your questions on cancer detection and medical thermal imaging with Dr. Anthony Piana, co-founder and director of Breast Thermography International.

A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Piana formed BTI in 2008 to educate doctors on the scientific principles of thermology and to train technicians to properly perform exams.

Read more
The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman

Susan Cummings’s surgeon proclaimed to her a few weeks after her mastectomy, “You’re cured now, that’s it.” But, that wasn’t it by a long shot for Cummings, who has just written a memoir about her first six years after treatment for early-stage breast cancer.

She writes about being a struggling New York actress and wrangles with her fear of more cancer and shame of her altered body.

Read more
WAMC News
12:40 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Object Breast Cancer

A sculpture of a tumor made by caraballo-farman for Object Breast Cancer
Image by: caraballo-farman

The pink ribbon has been an incredibly successful piece of marketing for breast cancer research. For cancer survivor Leonor Caraballo, it's supremely annoying. She always hated the color pink. She wanted to come up with a symbol that she didn’t find infantilizing. Caraballo is a new media artist who collaborates with her husband, Abou Farman, under the name caraballo-farman. The couple started making bronze models of real tumors, created from MRI scans, that you can wear around your neck or put on your desk.

Pages