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By JANET HEIM | June 10, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Laura Brown doesn't mind bad hair days. After losing her hair because of chemotherapy treatments, she said she'd take a bad hair day to being bald any day. The bonus - if that's what you can call it - is that Brown's hair came in curlier, darker and thicker than it was before chemotherapy. "It grows in completely different," Brown said. Brown, 35, will be the survivor speaker at this year's Relay for Life and entertainment co-chair for the event, an overnight fundraiser set for June 20 and 21 at Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | June 17, 2006
HAGERSTOWN When Julie Gantz was diagnosed with large cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, nobody told the single mother of three that she was going to die, so she didn't let herself ponder that scenario. "But my tumor was this big," Gantz said, holding her handbag up to her chest. After six months of chemotherapy and radiation, the tumor was gone. That was 10 years ago. "My survivorship and this relay are the same age. That's why it's special to me," Gantz said of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, which was held overnight Friday at South Hagerstown High School.
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By MARLO BARNHART | January 25, 2009
MAUGANSVILLE -- A hush fell over the room when Cory Eyler held up a piece of paper listing the symptoms he experienced five years ago when he learned he had colon cancer. The paper was blank. "Today I celebrate my life as I continue on my mission to reach out to all cancer survivors," Eyler said. "Don't let this monster catch you off guard. " At the Maugansville Ruritan Building Sunday afternoon, 30 to 35 organizers, team leaders and team members gathered to kick off the 2009 American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Washington County.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 21, 2007
HAGERSTOWN The joy of Christmas can be wrenching for people who are grieving, like Kathy King of Hagerstown, whose husband, Ken, died of colon cancer in June. With so many people around her excited about holiday plans, King said she went into the office of Denise Staub, her friend and co-worker at Middletown High School, and cried, thinking about how she'll be alone. Staub understands: Her husband, Calvin, died in August 2006, also of cancer. The women's mothers also died around the same time.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 22, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The joy of Christmas can be wrenching for people who are grieving, like Kathy King of Hagerstown, whose husband, Ken, died of colon cancer in June. With so many people around her excited about holiday plans, King said she went into the office of Denise Staub, her friend and co-worker at Middletown High School, and cried, thinking about how she'll be alone. Staub understands: Her husband, Calvin, died in August 2006, also of cancer. The women's mothers also died around the same time.
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September 8, 2000
Conference addresses elderly murder-suicides By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer What would prompt an elderly man to kill his suffering wife - then kill himself? Too often, society assumes incorrectly that love spurred him on, a national geriatric issues expert said Friday at a convention on behavioral changes. In reality, desperation, not adoration, usually reigns during cases of elderly murder-suicide, said Donna Cohen, a professor in the Department of Aging and Mental Health at the University of South Florida.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | November 28, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com Hagerstown resident Toni Sollenberger thinks about it all the time. While it has changed the way Williamsport-area resident Lauren E. Baker eats, he doesn't think about it that much anymore. It is cancer - a disease both Sollenberger and Baker beat. As of 2002 - the most recent year data was available, 80 percent of people diagnosed with cancer survive at least the first year after diagnosis, according to the National Cancer Institute.
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April 9, 2013
During March, which was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Endoscopy Center at Robinwood held its fourth annual basket raffle to raise money for colon cancer research and awareness.  This year, the center raised more than $1,200, which will be donated to the Washington County Health Department's colon cancer screening program.   Debby Cushwa of Digestive Disorders Consultants was the winner of this year's basket filled with more than $750...
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January 14, 2002
Local contest designed to combat cancer By DAN KULIN dank@herald-mail.com A new Hagerstown nonprofit group is holding a contest to raise awareness of and promote screenings for colon cancer. Entries could be a song, skit, poem, essay, picture or painting, from teams of contestants made up of one student 18 or younger and an adult 50 or older. The teams are being challenged to come up with a creative way to communicate the message, "Colon Cancer Testing at 50 Saves Lives.
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March 10, 2013
March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and the staff at the Endoscopy Center at Robinwood is selling chances to win a Longaberger basket filled with goodies valued at more than $750.  All proceeds from the raffle will go to colon cancer research (charity to be chosen by the doctors).  Tickets cost $1 each or six for $5.  The winner will be drawn March 29, and the winner does not need to be present to win.  For more information and to purchase tickets, stop by the Robinwood Medical Center's blue or silver entrance, suite 248.
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