- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape man accused of secretly recording women, posting to porn site (11/22/17)
- Thankful People: Kirsten Strebe recovers from traumatic car accident, brain injury (11/23/17)
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- Thankful People: Moore family counts its blessing after harrowing accident (11/23/17)
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Deal Finder brings 'unique' shopping to Cape Girardeau (11/24/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
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.