breast cancer

Cindy Bell for Look Now Project / looknowproject.org

Facing breast cancer means different things to different people.  That was the mission of – and the takeaway from – the production of TitBits: Breast Cancer Stories in which 8 people share how they were affected (listen below).  Patients, doctors, caregivers all recount personal and emotional details of their stories.  Excerpts of the production aired on WAER as an episode of Syracuse Speaks.

looknowproject.org

Breast Cancer affects a lot of lives in a lot of different ways.  That’s exactly what a local production of entitled Tit-Bits: Breast Cancer Stories is trying to show. 


Jonathan Hoppe/WAER News

  Syracuse women’s basketball star Tiana Mangakahia continues chemotherapy to treat her stage-two breast cancer, and she says she's felt enormous support from the surrounding community. Thousands have taken to twitter to support her by using the hashtag #Tough4T. 

Mangakahia spoke to the media on Tuesday and emphasized how crucial the community’s support has been over the first four weeks of her treatment. 

Katie Zilcosky / WAER News

A new exhibit at the Point of Contact Gallery in Syracuse is taking an intimate look at Central New York breast cancer survivor’s personal stories. WAER’s Katie Zilcosky sat down with Project Director Tula Goenka to talk about the project, "Look Now: Facing Breast Cancer."

 

The exhibit is on view until the end of October. The Point of Contact Gallery is open from 12p.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday, and it is free to the public.

upstate.edu

A new type of treatment for breast cancer could greatly reduce the amount of – and side effects from – radiation therapy.  Upstate Cancer Center is trying to make more doctors and patients aware of the option.