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Three-time cancer survivor Becky Zaverl tells her story

...could return so she made the decision to undergo a double mastectomy. "I know a lot of women feel differently about this, but...12-year-old boy when she first saw her body after the mastectomy, she eventually felt liberated. "All of a sudden, after...
Back in the ring: MMA fights held at Soldotna's Central Peninsula Mall interview after the fight, Fanene said that she has breast cancer, and would begin chemical treatment on Monday with a mastectomy later in the week. Neither Bobby, the promoter, nor the crowd had been told of Fanene's cancer before the fight. Fanene...
Breast cancer survivors fly fish as therapy

...that, women who've had mastectomies, a procedure in which all...survivors.Women who have had mastectomies can later get what's survivors who've had mastectomies, lumpectomies, radiation...said right after her double mastectomy, she couldn't even lift...

...different medications. Do not stop taking prescription medications without consulting your doctor first. Colostomies, mastectomies and other procedures that involve changes in physical appearance need not put an end to sexual pleasure.6. Exercise...
New boutique aims to clean up adult market

...find on the peninsula, Stuber said. In addition to carrying regular and sports bras, in May they will have a full line of mastectomy and surgical bras, a new service for Alaskans, he said.All seven store employees have been trained and certified for professional...
24-hour Relay for Life kicks off Friday

...flying Alaska victims for treatment Outside. The local share also funds prostheses, such as artificial breasts following mastectomies. It funds cancer support groups, prevention materials and detection and treatment programs. The national share goes for...
'It strengthens all of us'

...her diagnosis and subsequent double mastectomy not only changed her physically and...The next step would be a bilateral mastectomy. She sought three more doctors' opinions...full realization to having the double mastectomy, versus dying from it eventually ? it...
Hospital staff earns praise

...son. He listened to me as I explained what had happened and my concern. I have osteoarthritis and I am a nine year double mastectomy survivor. He talked with me and as I said before he listened to me. Soon I was going to x-ray. The e-ray technician...
Dignity and control in a little hospital closet

...pillow in the morning. For many women who've undergone a mastectomy, the sense of loss is even greater. That's why Kenai resident Dee Dee Paris went to see Lopeman. Her mastectomy last Feb. 14 -- her 67th birthday -- devastated her...
'It's a bonus day':Breast cancer survivors find plenty to be positive about

...of celebrate every day when I wake up and everything works. It's a bonus day," she said. Anderson, 62, had a double mastectomy after she discovered a pucker in her breast while on vacation with her husband in Hawaii in 2001. "I had found a puckering...


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