July 29, 2002 |
In a decision that promises breast-cancer victims more protection in the workplace, the New Jersey Appellate Division has ruled that mastectomy patients are amputees and therefore covered under the state's Law Against Discrimination. The ruling could aid other cancer survivors as well. Reversing a lower court's ruling, the three-judge appeals panel found that although a Monmouth County woman's cancer was in remission, she was protected under the antidiscrimination law. "The fact that she suffered no recurrence and that she had minimal limitations on her physical capabilities does not disqualify her from protection under the LAD," Judge Lorraine Parker wrote in the July 3 opinion.
June 9, 1988 |
Seven years ago, Marilyn Uchitel learned that the tumor in her knee was malignant. A few years later, there was a brush with breast cancer. But today Uchitel is doing fine. "You cry, then you go ahead and do what is recommended - the operation, the radiation. " Then, says Uchitel, "You re-evaluate your life and find out what's important. It isn't the car. It isn't the house. It's your child, your family. Then you think, 'What am I going to do with my life?' " For Uchitel, the answer was to begin volunteering at the Fox Chase Cancer Center.
October 3, 2009 |
Their friendship didn't get off to the easiest start. Phyllis Markoff was waiting in her oncologist's office for chemotherapy treatment when she noticed the scarf on the woman across from her, a woman also in her mid-30s named Emily Scattergood. Markoff asked where she bought it. "She just said, 'My sister got it for me.' I was wearing my wig and she didn't think I was a cancer patient so she was really put off," said Markoff, of Cherry Hill. "I was like, 'I'm going to the beach, and I don't want to go bald.
September 10, 1992 |
The American Cancer Society's statistics are grim - one in four people is likely to be diagnosed with cancer. But the good news that is more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Physicians today know more about how to fight the disease, and 4 1/2 million cancer survivors are proof that new treatments are working. But survivors can face prejudice in the workplace and discrimination by insurance companies, according to Susan Brown, a registered nurse and the administrative director of Crozer-Chester Medical Center's Regional Cancer Center.
September 6, 1987 |
The applause began when the three tanned bicyclists were spotted approaching the Institute for Cancer Research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. It rose in a crescendo as Eric Rock, Nina Cooper and Ginni Fleck pedaled beneath a welcoming banner. As the trio dismounted, they were greeted with flowers, balloons, hugs and kisses from supporters who had kept track of their 4,600-mile journey across the United States to raise money and support for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.
September 27, 2001 |
Susan Dallas-Feeney says she is going to feel "uplifted" when she struts across the small runway at QVC Studios on Saturday. The three-year survivor of breast cancer said that participating in the annual SHINE fashion show gave her "a sense of hope and strength. " This is the fourth time the West Chester family physician will model clothes and makeup at the event. SHINE, which stands for Salons Helping in Neighborhoods Everywhere, is sponsoring the fund-raising event for the Cancer Center of Chester County, a service of the Chester County Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.
July 9, 1998 |
A 100-kilometer (62-mile) bicycle ride isn't the way couch potatoes would spend a summer day. However, for Bob Ehlinger and thousands of others, Sunday's American Cancer Society ride from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to Mays Landing, N.J., is a labor of love. Like many others who will make the ride, Ehlinger, 40, is a cancer survivor. The Abington High graduate was a junior at Gettysburg College when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Following his successful treatment, Ehlinger was asked by the American Cancer Society to speak to high school students about early detection of the disease.
January 5, 1996 |
Don't be put off by the admittedly off-putting title. The appeal of My Left Breast, the one-woman show that opened Wednesday at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio 3, is not limited to breast cancer survivors. Susan Miller, the likable playwright/performer of the piece, is after all much more than that - in her own words, a "one-breasted, menopausal, Jewish, bisexual, lesbian mom. " That covers a lot of territory. The starting point of Miller's hour-long dramatic monologue is indeed her cancer and mastectomy experience.
October 26, 2006 |
As loud rock music blared and celebrities watched from the front rows, Nancy Pelton and a few friends grasped the hands of designer-clad models and matched them step-for-step on the Frankie B runway. The women, all survivors of HER2-positive breast cancer, seemed nervous at first. By the time they reached the end of the catwalk, however, they were smiling and twirling, showing off made-up faces, and unveiling Frankie B's "HER2 Genes," a special line of denim to benefit a cancer organization.
October 10, 1990 |
Cancer survivors and their family and friends held a 20-mile bike ride Saturday, raising $3,000 for the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Cheryl and Clyde Croasdale, at left, get off their shared mount after finishing, and Ed McBlain, above, drinks water on a break near the Delaware. One hundred bikers joined the ride.