TRICARE assists with breast cancer treatment

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — ”You have breast cancer.” A diagnosis of breast cancer can be one of the most terrifying experiences of a person’s life. Even if you’re expecting it, you’re braced for it and you’re simply waiting for the confirmation, not much else in the world can change your life […]

Cancer becomes family's battle

Cannon Connections Photo: Eric Butler Lance Fletcher, 9, relaxes with mom Carol and sister Lindsey at their Portales home. Fletcher, diagnosed with osteosarcoma just over a year ago, had his last chemotherapy treatment in July. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections There’s a genetic bug in the family tree of Portales’ Joe Fletcher, so he is […]

Portales boy survives battle with cancer

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PNT Staff Photo: Eric Butler Lance Fletcher, 9, relaxes with mom Carol and sister Lindsey at their Portales home. Fletcher, diagnosed with cancer just over a year ago, is a poster child for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer There’s a genetic bug in the family tree of Portales’ Joe […]

Near end, Novak on par with libertarian ideas

Robert D. Novak died Tuesday of brain cancer at his home in suburban Washington. He had written a syndicated opinion column since 1963, for much of that time with Rowland Evans, who was in some ways his polar opposite, which made for a fruitful partnership. Unlike many opinion columnists, however, Novak began his career as […]

Boy’s cancer treatment tough dilemma

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist Daniel Hauser is at the center of

Nurse hoping to raise awareness with cancer education

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Adams changes a bag of medicine for one of her patients at Plains Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After years helping cancer patients, an award-winning nurse is planning ways to educate people about cancer at next month’s Relay for Life cancer-research fundraiser. Kim […]

Feb. 22, 2009 On the shelf

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Freedom From Disease: The Breakthrough Approach to Preventing Cancer, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, and Depression by Controlling Insulin by Peter Kash was given by Gene and Phyllis Walker in memory of Marc Hays. This groundbreaking book explains how insulin is the culprit not just in diabetes, […]

Anti-cancer bills get new focus

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Activists are renewing their push for bills that target cancer screening and treatment in the wake of the death of Patty Jennings, the director of the New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool. Jennings, wife of Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, died this weekend after battling breast cancer. She was […]

Cancer retreat set for April

CNJ Staff The Cancer Services of New Mexico’s annual Family Cancer Retreat is April 24-26 in Lifeway Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta, N.M. This free program provides New Mexico’s adult cancer patients, survivors and their families with tools and information they need to manage the treatment and survival process.

Portales Relay for Life kicking off

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Relay for Life of Portales is kicking off its annual March fundraiser with a registration party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pizza Hut in Portales. The community effort raises money for the American Cancer Society and cancer research. Pledge sheets and other information will be available […]

Editorial: Activist worked tirelessly for freedom

Marshall Fritz, a tireless activist for the cause of human liberty, died peacefully in his hometown of Fresno, Calif., earlier this month after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 65. The founder of three different nonprofit organizations dedicated to furthering freedom in different ways, he was a genial giant with a booming voice […]

Cancer special to air on major networks Friday

By Thomas Garcial: Freedom New Mexico A special on the impact of cancer in America airing Friday night on all three major networks will hit home for many eastern New Mexico families. Between 1995 and 2004, there have been 1,590 Curry County and 657 Roosevelt County residents diagnosed with new cancer cases, according to the […]

Survivors reflect on fight against cancer

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Luu’s Bad Crew members Betty Bumgardner, from left, Dzung Luu and Donna Canales gathered around the grill in their camp site for warmth and food during Friday’s Relay for Life. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Phien Luu is a Clovis pediatrician, and more than three years ago, his wife, […]

Participants wanted for local cancer study

By Rick White, Cannon Connections Penny Bailey is willing to do whatever she can to find a cure for cancer. President of the Cannon Spouses Club, Bailey lost her grandmother to cancer about 15 years ago. She doesn’t want her children to experience the pain of losing a loved one like she did. Bailey plans […]

Cancer study seeks local participants

Volunteers are needed to participate in a long-term Cancer Prevention Study 3 through the American Cancer Society. The study enrollment initially will be conducted from 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 2, during the first night of the Clovis/ Curry County Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. The Cancer Prevention Study 3 at the local […]

Library to receive cancer reference materials

In collaboration with the American Library Association, the Lance Armstrong Foundation will provide librarians across the country with reference materials on health-related information, specifically cancer. The foundation is sending LIVESTRONG Survivorship Notebooks to more than 14,200 libraries, including the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The books include sections on survivorship tools, stories, topics and updates. Individuals, groups […]

Cancer study seeks subjects

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sheryll Plyler, director of the cancer center at Plains Regional Medical Center, is organizing Cancer Prevention Study 3. The study looks at genetics, race, age gender and lifestyle to get a better understanding of cancer. Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Penny Bailey is willing to do whatever she can to […]

Melrose kicks off Relay fundraiser

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Melrose school teacher Cheryl Henrichs holds up a banner awarded to students who organized last year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Melrose. The students raised about $10,000, which is equivalent to $133 per student. Their efforts put them i By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Madeline Wymer sat […]

In tribute: Former managing editor, CCC instructor dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico He traveled the world, but always found his way back to Clovis. His family was his world, but he’d always find ways to make others belong. And in a world of numbers, he always reminisced about the storytelling past he’d left behind. George Prothro, a former instructor at Clovis […]

This holiday, leave entitlement at door

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I knew a woman once who, on receiving a diagnosis of cancer, did what most of us would do, submitting to the treatment (which entailed surgery) and going about the course of therapy which was necessary. Like many cancer survivors, after a period of some months she was ready to […]