- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Committee to start planning process for indoor aquatic center in Cape (6/20/18)1
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- Mother, child reportedly hit by car in Cape Girardeau (6/18/18)
Breast cancer survivor stories: Carolyn Woods
Age diagnosed: 71
Years battling breast cancer: One; was diagnosed in October 2011.
The hardest part: Well, I think fear entered my mind first. When you hear the word "cancer," you're kind of scared. Then I thought, "Do I have to have chemotherapy?" That scared me, just thinking about the treatments I was going to go through. I had two surgeries, lumpectomy. I didn't have to have my breast removed. The surgeon said he got it all, but for a precaution did 15 rounds of chemo and 30 rounds of radiation. I finished chemo May 31 and radiation in August. Now I'm growing my hair back. I lost it twice.
Advice for others: I tell everyone to get a mammogram. I was diagnosed early, or it would have been worse. ... And I just would say to be aware. I didn't have any cancer in my family whatsoever. It came up on me; it can come up on anyone. Be cautious. Get mammograms on a regular basis.