• Schriever breast cancer survivor stresses prevention

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease, educate people about the importance of early screening, and offer support to those affected. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Ruíz, 21st Medical Squadron technician, was diagnosed with

  • Airman defeats cancer, prepares for deployment

    Imagine waking up to a typical day, only to find out your entire life was about to change after one simple doctor’s appointment.For Staff Sgt. Danielle Galich, 40th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster, this became a reality upon learning she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 years

  • Breast reconstruction can aid psychological healing

    More breast cancer patients are becoming breast cancer survivors. But that survival sometimes comes at the cost of losing part or all of a breast – sometimes both breasts. That’s where reconstructive surgery comes in.

  • More women are winning the battle against breast cancer

    Thanks to improvements in detection and treatment, “more and more breast cancer patients are becoming breast cancer survivors,” said Army Col. Craig Shriver, director of the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. “We’re making strong

  • An Airman's breast cancer fight and recovery

    Do you have a family history of cancer? Have you ever considered the possibility of getting cancer? Well, I don’t have a family history of any cancer and didn’t even think getting cancer was a remote possibility as I have always been in excellent health.The fact is, regardless of how well I took