- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)4
- Man out on bond for alleged molestation of boys charged with abusing girl (4/18/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)
- Deputy: Man kicked, broke uncle's ribs after yard-work dispute (4/19/17)
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
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.