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Just One Thing. Mammograms. When To Start & How Often?

Just One Thing. Mammograms. When To Start & How Often?

Our Women and Wellness Spotlight this month is Killer Cancers. Here’s this week’s ‘Just One Thing’ for you to consider. Mammograms save lives. There does not seem to be any disagreement about that because they help find breast cancer earlier when it can be treated more effectively. But there is…


Van’s Journal: My Wife Has Breast Cancer

Van’s Journal: My Wife Has Breast Cancer

On April 28th, 2014, my wife, Ginger, called while I was at work and said, “I have some very bad news.” The first thing that went through my mind is that a family member had died. Then she told me that she had breast cancer. Ginger told that it would…


Ginger’s Journal: Telling My Family

Ginger’s Journal: Telling My Family

The women working around me saw my distress. They came to comfort and hold me as I cried. I could only think how I will tell my kids, my parents, and my husband. This is a nightmare. I was in a whirlwind of emotions and thoughts, but still I could…


GYN MythBusters: Setting the Record Straight

GYN MythBusters: Setting the Record Straight

Ladies, are you confused by all of the health information out there? Do you find yourself wondering what is true versus a myth? You may have heard things like antibiotics will negate your birth control pills or that hormone replacement therapy causes breast cancer. Both myths. Take our MythBusterQuiz to…


Ginger’s Journal: The Call

Ginger’s Journal: The Call

Monday morning rolled around and I got a call at work from the doctor’s office. I was asked to come back to the office because the doctor wanted a few more pictures of my breast. The lady was very nice and said don’t worry, it’s routine, and that the doctor…


Ginger’s Journal: The Mammogram

Ginger’s Journal: The Mammogram

My life was going in the right direction. I am of a mom of 4 wonderful sons: Joshua, 29, Matthew, 27, Dustin, 19, and Jacob, 4. I have one Grandson, Colton, he’s three. I have a great husband who is a full time paramedic with Alachua County. I work full…


Cancer: The 2 words Ginger Elmore would not say when she learned she had it.

Cancer: The 2 words Ginger Elmore would not say when she learned she had it.

Ginger Elmore is a very special woman. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, she is off on her path toward recovery with all the spirit inside her body. Through her video and online journals, she is taking us with her. Get ready for interesting travels. Sometimes, 3 words…


Just One Thing. Cancer, You Might As Well Step Back. My friend Ginger’s Comin’ Through.

Just One Thing. Cancer, You Might As Well Step Back. My friend Ginger’s Comin’ Through.

A funny thing happened when I was asked to find a breast cancer patient treated on our campus for an interview with a television news reporter for a story during breast cancer awareness month. I made a new friend. Her name is Ginger Elmore. Ginger was diagnosed with an early…


Just One Thing: The Fight to End Cancer Begins With One Step

Just One Thing: The Fight to End Cancer Begins With One Step

Time is so valuable these days. I’m a working, soon-to-be mom with a busy schedule. Even though each and every one of us probably feels like there is not enough time in the day, there is always time to make a difference. Cancer is a deadly disease that has taken…


Cancer – The #1 Killer in Our Community

Cancer – The #1 Killer in Our Community

Not everything you hear about cancer is true. There are plenty of myths out there that either have you scared for no reason or having you doing things to prevent cancer that do not affect the disease at all. In any case, there is a lot to learn about cancer,…


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