The women who own boutiques selling undergarments in Asheville know the search for the right bra can be a fraught experience (as many who’ve experienced a meltdown in the dressing room can attest).
“Dying is a big thing, and I want the details of it to be as easy as possible on my family as it can be,” Kae Mance, who has stage 4 breast cancer, says.
Prior to Dr. Robyn Tiger’s class, “Yoga for Cancer Recovery,” Asheville Community Yoga hadn’t offered yoga tailored to the unique needs of cancer survivors. While Asheville is brimming with yoga instructors, fewer practice yoga therapy, which requires extensive specialized training.
“Most breast cancers require a combination of different treatments, and the order and combination of those things is a whole lot more complicated today than ever before,” says Dr. Blair Harkness, a gynecological oncologist at Hope Women’s Cancer Centers, an arm of Mission Health. Xpress explores the state of modern breast cancer treatment in the region — including how it’s been affected by COVID-19.
The Hope Chest for Women connects those struggling with breast and gynecological cancer to community resources. The nonprofit provides funds for vitamins, medications, utility payments, specialized medical supplies, co-pays and other practical expenses for those living or receiving treatment in 22 counties in Western North Carolina.
Several Asheville nonprofits assist women with breast and gynecological cancer by helping to pay for treatment-related expenses as well as transportation, rent and utility bills.
For its fourth annual Barbells for Boobs fundraiser, Urban Athletic Training Center is inviting the public to work out, purchase baked goods and t-shirts, and hop into a mobile hydrostatic body fat testing machine. The event takes place on Monday, Oct. 24.
On Tuesday, July 7, a portion of Mela Indian Restaurant’s lunch and dinner profits will raise money for Asheville teacher Laurie Joens’ ongoing treatment for breast cancer.
After being cancer-free for six years, Penny Stollery recently hiked from the edge of Gatlinburg to Mount LeConte with friends to mark the end of five years of hormonal therapy. But as she stood on the mountain, the oncology nurse practitioner says she recognized that life after cancer is its own battle — and one that is seldom discussed. (photo courtesy of Penny Stollery)
Local physician Sesalie Smathers writes about what it means to treat breast cancer on a day-to-day basis, and gives the community facts about this disease during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
One recent Sunday afternoon, dance music pulsed from Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. The event: Zumba in the Park, a two-hour, jump-on-in event staged by The Asheville Breast Center and aimed at raising awareness about early detection and the link between staying active and preventing the disease. Many participants wore pink — the acknowledged breast-cancer-awareness […]
Dance music pulsed from Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville from 2 to 4 today for Zumba in the Park. Asheville Breast Center sponsored the event to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer and the link between physical activity and cancer prevention.