Breast Cancer

  Pink Up: Life in remission from breast cancer

Heartland doctors say it's important to educate and monitor patients during remission.

  Texas Roadhouse’s Pink Up Campaign is helping local families

  Pink Up: YOU may help beat cancer just by talking more

Mo. Capitol Dome to be lit pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Poplar Bluff VA to host pink, purple-out 2K walk

  Pink Up: Gordonville, Mo. woman gives back to the community that helped her

  Pink Up: New yoga class is helping cancer patients

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  Pink Up: Free Lung Screening Program

  Pink Up: Cancer genetic counselors are rare, but very important in patient care

  Pink Up: Mobile mammography van saves Piedmont woman’s life

  Pink Up: Two Lilbourn teachers fight breast cancer together

  Pink Up: Bernie, MO woman describes her battle with colon cancer

  Pink Up: Individualized treatments are key for fighting breast cancer

  Pink Up: Tax credits provide an added bonus for donators

Are you looking for a way to give back this year? A donation to Pink Up through the Saint Francis Foundation has an added perk this year.

  Pink Up: Helping all cancer patients

When you hear Pink Up, you likely associate it with breast cancer. But did you know the funds donated Pink Up help more than just breast cancer patients.

  Pink Up: New heart-sparing techniques for breast cancer patients

Improved techniques and new technology are being implemented at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau to spare the heart during breast cancer radiation.

  Pink Up: Kneibert Clinic offers new mammogram technology

A local oncologist said 3-D mammogram machines are helping to provide better care in the Poplar Bluff area.

  Cape Girardeau hospital offers free mammograms

  Pink Up: HAVCO

  Pink Up: Heartland Woman beats cancer three times

  Pink Up: Weight and Breast Cancer

Pink Up - Myth busters

Pink Up - Pajama Party

PINK UP: 'MammVan' saving lives in rural southeast Missouri

The MammVan recently made stops in rural parts of Heartland.

Pink up - April newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam. As part of Pink Up this month, we're taking a look at how the "mamm van" is saving lives in rural part of southeast Missouri.  During it's most recent tour, 42 women were screened over a three day period. Amanda Hanson will share the details in this month's pink up report on the Breakfast Show and Hear...

Pink up: Support brings hope to pink warrior

For those going through breast cancer treatment, a strong support system can be powerful when it comes to recovery.

Pink up - March newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam. As part of Pink Up this month, we're taking a look at how a strong support system can be a powerful resource for those going through breast cancer treatment. Naray Moore is "pinking it up" for his aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer only a few months ago. He's selling t-shirts, buttons, bags, and ...

"Mamm Van" making stops in the Heartland

The "Mamm Van" will be traveling to a few areas of the Heartland March 27th through March 29th. Saint Francis Healthcare System and the University of Missouri Health Care have partnered up to make it happen. The hospital on wheels provides free in-house screenings for those without health insurance.

Pink Up: Students support teacher battling cancer

A little deed can go a long way, just ask some elementary and middle schoolers making a difference for their teacher who is battling cancer for the second time.

Pink Up - January newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam. As part of Pink Up this month, we're taking a look at how a Heartland bra shop is helping women going through breast cancer to feel full again. For women facing breast cancer, Ann's Bra Shop in Cape Girardeau, Missouri is more than just a place to buy bras, but a place for healing the soul and a sense of no...

PINK UP: Woman uses breast cancer journey to raise awareness

One Heartland woman wants young women to know breast cancer has no age limit and using her breast cancer journey to raise awareness.

Pink Up - December newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam. As part of Pink Up this month, we share how a Heartland woman is using her breast cancer journey to raise awareness. She was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer at the age of 34 and wants young women to know breast cancer has no age limit. Amanda Hanson will share the details in this month's pink up report on t...

PINK UP: SEMO players honors aunt in Pink Up game

For one Southeast Missouri State University football player, wearing pink is a memory. It's the memory of his aunt, whose life was taken by breast cancer way too soon. "She's living through me," said SEMO wide receiver Trevon Billington. When Billington took to the football field for the November 4th Pink Up game, he was wearing his pink armor in support breast cancer awareness. For him, it was personal.

Pink Up - November newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam. As part of Pink Up this month, we share how the Southeast Missouri State University Pink Up game gave on player a chance to honor his aunt who passed away from the disease. SEMO Wide receiver Trevon Billington says the game sends a powerful message of the number of people effected by breast cancer, the ...

Pink Up - October Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam. As part of Pink Up this month, we share how one beast cancer survivor in New Madrid County is turning to social media in hopes of helping others.  In July of 2016, Rachelle Cravens Griffin went in for her first mammogram screening after turning 40. After several appointments, doctors located f...

Breast cancer survivor uses social media to empower others

The Heartland will be showed with pink during the month of October in honor of beast cancer awareness month. It's a disease that touches so many lives. One beast cancer survivor in New Madrid County is now turning to social media to share her story in hopes of helping others.

Pink Up - September Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam. As part of Pink Up this month, we’re sharing the story of a woman who says God helped guide her to remission. Janet Wigfall has worked with the Cape Public School District for 25 years. But this time last year, she was not in the classroom, but going through cancer treatment. She say's the road wasn't ...

PINK UP: Survival tip, don't suffer in silence

According to the breastcancer.org, about 85-percent of breast cancers happen in women who have no family history of breast cancer.  That is a shocking statistic. The woman featured in this month's Pink Up Report fell into that 85-percent.  Janet Wigfall says her faith in God is what got her through.

SEMO football Pink Up auction for cancer awareness and prevention

The Southeast Missouri State University Football Pink Auction is now live. From Sept. 1 to Oct. 1, you can pick your favorite football number to help increase cancer awareness and prevention.

Pink up August Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

  PINK UP: On board the 'Mamm Van' patients can get free mammograms

Women in need can get free mammograms in the Heartland.

PINK UP: Knowing your body trumps self-breast exam techniques

For a long time now, women have been encouraged to perform a self breast exam at least once a month. But doctors now say self awareness should come first.

Pink Up - July Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

PINK UP: Could low-dose aspirin lower your breast cancer risk?

New research shows women who regularly took "baby" aspirin can lower their risk of getting breast cancer.  But local doctors say not so quick.

PINK UP: Motorcycle riding group, Cape Girardeau art gallery combine efforts to paint for a cause

You may see a group of women in pink riding around town on motorcycles. Those are the Chrome Queens. They're an all female motorcycle group on a mission to help local breast cancer warriors.

Pink Up - March Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

PINK UP: Dexter woman beats breast cancer twice

No two breast cancer cases are the same. Sarah Stockman Blackler knows that all to well. She beat the ugly c not once, but twice.

  PINK UP: Third grade boys use pink jerseys to encourage breast cancer awareness

A group of third grade boys in Cape Girardeau is the only team in a youth basketball league to have pink jerseys, and now they are using them for a special mission.

Pink Up - February Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

PINK UP: New drug could be a lifesaver for breast cancer patients

New research could prove to be a lifesaver for breast cancer patients.

  PINK UP: Alexander County Clerk doesn't let life's curve balls define her

The Alexander County Clerk is reminding women everywhere to get checked for breast cancer.

Pink Up: December Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

  PINK UP: SEMO football play keeps aunt's memory alive on the football field

Each one of us likely knows someone who has battled breast cancer. The fight hit way too close to home for a Southeast Missouri State University football player, Trevon Billington.

Pink Up November Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

13th Annual Pink Up Luncheon held on Oct. 13

The 13th Annual Pink Up Luncheon was held on Thursday, October 13 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

  PINK UP: Woman calls decision to have preventative double mastectomy 'best option'

Beth Bohnsack tested positive for the CHEK2 gene mutation, meaning she had a greater chance of developing breast cancer.

Is surgery to reduce the risk of breast cancer right for you?

Some women are at higher risk of developing breast cancer, than others because of their genetic makeup, however, there are options to reduce the risk.

Pink Up - October Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

Southern Illinois sky turning pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Herrin Hospital is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their Fourth Annual Pink Balloon Release in honor of those presently battling, passed, and survived the disease.

  PINK UP: What does it mean to be HER-2 positive?

Not only was Brenda Brown diagnosed with breast cancer, but doctors said there was a greater chance her cancer could come back.

  PINK UP: Miscarriage saves breast cancer survivor's life

Sometimes tragedies happen in our lives and we never understand why. But Roshelle Kinder, a Sikeston resident, believes she knows the real reason for the nightmare she endured.

PINK UP - June Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

PINK UP - July Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

  PINK UP: Buddy check saves Cape Girardeau woman's life

Do you have a buddy encouraging you to get tested for cancer or another ailment? Listen! Trish Brewer says it could be the difference between life and death.

  PINK UP: Survivor combines diagnosis with passion for politics to find cure

Holly Lintner found out the hard way breast cancer isn't always a lump.

Pink Up - May Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

  PINK UP: Sen. McCaskill uses breast cancer as reminder politicians aren't invincible

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is using her breast cancer diagnosis to remind women mammograms matter and that not even politicians are invincible.

Pink Up- April Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

  PINK UP: Looking back as a 12-year survivor

Lori Faire celebrated her 12 year anniversary of being cancer free at the end of February and now uses her story to give others hope.

Pink Up- March Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

  PINK UP: How an Alexander Co. woman beat cancer twice

Imagine being diagnosed with cancer twice - once with leukemia at the age of 20 and again with breast cancer 18 years later. That was Deena Hart's fate, but today she is a survivor.

PINK UP: The reality of a double mastectomy

Beth Brotherton learned the hard way that breast cancer is not just a physical fight, but a mental one too.

Pink Up- January Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

PINK UP: Cancer fight song to motivate patients, givers

A Cape Giraredeau woman is using her talents in hopes of changing the fact that one in eight woman are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer over their lifetime.

  PINK UP: Take charge of your health

Jessica Barnes is living proof that breast cancer doesn't discriminate, not even when it comes to age.

Pink Up- November Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

  Pink Up: Using football in honor of a loved one

Sports teams across the Heartland will turn pink this month to raise awareness for breast cancer, but for Southeast Missouri State football player Zach Cox, it's personal.

Pink Up- October Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.

Cape Girardeau goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Cape Girardeau will turn pink during October to raise awareness about breast cancer.

  Pink Up: Survivors work to give back, support other patients

Heather Lee, a breast cancer survivor, started a non-profit to give back what the community gave her when she was at her worst.

Pink Up- September Newsletter

It's time again to think Pink Up.