September 2, 2014

Katy Tessman Stanoch’s New Book Helps Children Understand Cancer

Our Mama Is a Beautiful Garden by Katy Tessman Stanoch

By Deb Peterson Louis Stanoch was six when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. His little brother, Maxwell, was only three. They didn’t understand what was happening to their mom, especially when she lost her hair and no longer had the energy to sing to them. Katy Tessman Stanoch tried to find a book Read More

Breast Cancer Support Groups

Fran Patrick, Chris Garrison, Judy Brademan, Claudia Keppel, Lana Pate

By Deb Peterson “A lot of women think they’re doing just fine [after being diagnosed with breast cancer], says Chris Garrison, a volunteer at the Peitz Cancer Support House on the campus of Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. “And then a friend encourages them to come to our support group, and they cry Read More

M! Call for Hat/Scarf/Wig Chemo Photos

Fun with Donna's Wig

Aug. 12, 2011 In observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, M! wants fun photos of you in creative hats, scarves, and wigs. If you’ve lost your hair from chemotherapy and wanted to cover your head, send us a photo of your fave method. Here’s how Deb’s family celebrated her sister’s desire to wear a wig Read More

To Your Health! Melanoma: Is It or Isn’t It?

Melanoma ABCDE

By Corinne Hiser, ANP. I grew up in Key West, Florida and Honolulu, Hawaii—a fair-skinned, blue-eyed girl who loved the sun, spent hours at the beach, and believed that brown skin looked healthier than white. My friends and I put iodine in baby oil to hasten the tanning process. I never used sunscreen stronger than Read More