February 21, 2011 |
Four years after surgery, Janice Hayes-Cha was ready for her self-portrait. She asked her daughter, Joanie, to take a picture, and tried to look as serious as possible. Then Hayes-Cha sketched herself as she remembered having been. "It was easy," she says. "I just didn't draw the hair. " Her face was gaunt then, her coloring washed away. That called for a certain hue of greeting card. Hayes-Cha works in highly personal mixed media, expressing what she sees through a collage of cut-up best wishes that people sent her when she was sick.
January 29, 2011
Adele Ratner Pickus, 78, of Mount Laurel, a retired synagogue secretary, died of colon cancer Thursday, Jan. 27, at her home. From 1975 until she retired in 2000, Mrs. Pickus was secretary to the rabbi of the Reform congregation Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Pickus graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School there in 1950. From 2006 to 2008, son Russell said, she was cochair of the local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, for which she was membership chairman in the 2000s.
November 11, 2010
Margaret Boyle Carr, 72, of Upper Darby, a former pizza shop owner and psychologist, died of colon cancer Saturday, Nov. 6, at home. A son, Conal Carr, said that from 1970 to 1987, Mrs. Carr owned and operated Old English Style Pizza in Woodlyn, Delaware County. "Many of her children have stated that they developed their strong work ethic from working within the family business and observing their mother," according to her son. While running the business, Mrs. Carr took classes and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1988 from St. Joseph's University.
October 29, 2010 |
The Holy Grail of colorectal cancer prevention - a reliable screening test that users don't dread and avoid - appears to be getting close. A novel test that detects telltale DNA markers in stool samples correctly identified 85 percent of colon cancers, 64 percent of significant precancerous polyps, and 90 percent of healthy samples, researchers announced Thursday in Philadelphia at a conference held by the American Association for Cancer Research....
September 1, 2010 |
Joseph A. Frick, president and chief executive of Independence Blue Cross, will retire Dec. 15, the company told employees in an e-mail Tuesday afternoon. And it's not because his colon cancer has come back, the 58-year-old Frick said in an upbeat interview Tuesday, turning serious as he otherwise joked about his trademark preference for pin-striped suits, his lack of vacations over the years, and his need to chitchat with nearly everyone he meets. "I think the first thing many people think is: 'Is he sick?
August 14, 2010 |
Vincent M. Raimondo, 57, a radio advertising sales executive and musician, died of colon cancer Friday, Aug. 13, at his home. Since 2006, Mr. Raimondo was vice president of marketing for Radio Direct Response and RDR Promotions in Media. Previously, he sold advertising for several radio stations including WMGK-FM, WPEN-FM, WYSP-FM, and WNTP-AM. As director of sports marketing at WYSP in the 1990s, he headed sales for radio on-air advertising for Eagles football games and was a committed fan. Mark Lipsky, president of Radio Direct Response and a friend since the 1980s, said Mr. Raimondo understood the market and was an excellent sales manager.
June 2, 2010
THE DUEMLERS were small-business owners raising their kids in northern Montgomery County when they were walloped with the news: Dave Duemler had stage IV colon cancer. It was a staggering blow for a 42-year-old previously healthy man. The next nine months were arduous, as Dave underwent chemotherapy. Cancer had unexpectedly reached in and taken an insidious grip over all of their lives and they were powerless to stop it. Dave's wife and two daughters were frantic with worry, as Dave battled nausea, pain and fatigue.
May 15, 2010
D. Craig Althouse, 70, of Ardmore, a chiropractor in Ardmore since 1964, died of colon cancer Wednesday, May 5, at home. Born in Bryn Mawr, he graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1957, attended Villanova University and Long Island University and earned his degree at the Chiropractic Institute of New York in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve. His wife of 42 years, Ruth, said that at Ardmore United Methodist Church, "he was in various leadership capacities for over a quarter-century, including president of the administrative council, board of trustees, chairperson of pastor-parish relations, and as a lay leader.
April 27, 2010
AS THE mother of a 5-year-old autistic daughter, I'd like people to know that April is Autism Awareness Month. One in 110 children are diagnosed with autism every day, 1 in 70 are boys. They are calling it an epidemic. There are public-service announcements for heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer and AIDS, but I have yet to see one for autism. Well, no one will know about this unless someone says something. When you talk to the parent of an autistic child and find out that they are autistic, please don't say, "Sorry.