Doctor Amy Patel

Breast Health Radiologist, Dr. Amy Patel, speaks to NCMC students and staff

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month throughout October, North Central Missouri College hosted a guest lecture with Dr. Amy Patel. Dr. Patel, a Chillicothe native, is a Board-Certified Radiologist who specializes in Breast Imaging. She is a Breast Radiologist and Medical Director of The Breast Care Center at Liberty Hospital, while also serving as […]

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Screening encouraged during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, outside of skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (13%) women in the US will develop […]

Breast Cancer DNA and Pink Ribbon

Mercer County Health Department to host breast cancer awareness luncheon

The Mercer County Health Department will hold a breast cancer awareness luncheon in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Boxed lunches will be served by drive-up at the health department in Princeton on October 6th from noon to 1 o’clock. The menu will include brisket, twice-baked loaded potatoes, salad, and bakery cupcakes. Sweet […]

Breast Health

Lawmakers introduce bill to make breast cancer diagnostic tests more accessible and affordable

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) announced that they have introduced the bipartisan Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis Act. The legislation would make breast cancer diagnostic tests more accessible and affordable. “Early breast cancer detection saves lives,” said Blunt. “Unfortunately, many Americans had to postpone preventive care – including breast cancer screenings […]

Breast Health

Women are skipping breast exams; fighting cancer complicated by COVID-19

(Missouri Independent) – Amid a battle with breast cancer, Kari Rawley found herself combating a second potentially fatal condition — COVID-19. The Kansas City resident thought she had done everything right to help herself in her immunocompromised state. Her family wore masks and practiced social distancing, but after a small going away party for her […]

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Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri raises over $9,000 during “Scare Away Cancer” Battle of the Branches

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri has announced that the Centerville branch is the winner of the Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri Scare Away Cancer – Battle of the Branches scarecrow contest.  Centerville earned the most points based on the dollar amount of the donations collected plus the number of likes, comments, and shares on the […]

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Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri to host “Scare Away Cancer—Battle of the Branches Scarecrow Contest”

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri is hosting a Scare Away Cancer—Battle of the Branches Scarecrow Contest to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each Farmers Bank branch has decorated its location with pink fall décor. Each is also conducting a fundraiser to support a local cancer awareness group. Marketing Director Cindy Roy says funds […]

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Several new laws go into effect in Missouri today

Several bills become law today that the Missouri Legislature passed during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly. Here is a snapshot of the top bills approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Mike Parson: Partial motorcycle helmet law repeal House Bill 1963 is a sweeping transportation bill allowing motorcycle drivers 26 years and […]

Breast Cancer DNA and Pink Ribbon

Allen and Lynda Berry Farms to hold fundraiser for Breast Cancer Support Group at People’s Coop

Allen and Lynda Berry Farms of rural Trenton will make homemade ice cream with a John Deere hit and miss engine to benefit the Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group. The ice cream will be served at The People’s Coop of Trenton on September 4th from 11 o’clock to 1:30. Brats, hot dogs, chips, and […]

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Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group to hold raffle for handcrafted wall hanging

The Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group will hold a raffle for a quilted wall hanging at Winter Pink Out events to benefit the support group. Tickets for the three-by-three-feet wall hanging, donated by Cyndi Johnson, will be available at the Trenton R-9 basketball games on February 4th and wrestling meet February 6th. The tickets […]

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8th Annual Wright Run raises approximately $5,000

The 8th Annual Wright Run 5k/10k went on as planned early Saturday, October 5th. Over 50 participants enjoyed the beautiful weather in support of the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation. This year’s theme was cancer awareness. Gray and pink race t-shirts were given to all entrants into the Wright Run. The Grundy County Breast Cancer Support […]

Breast Cancer DNA and Pink Ribbon

Mercer County Health Department announces speaker for Breast Cancer Luncheon

The speaker has been announced for the Mercer County Health Department’s Breast Cancer Luncheon next week. Health Department Administrator Gina Finney says area resident and breast cancer survivor Julie Wheeling Cornelison will share her experiences. The luncheon will be held at the Country Woods Event Center in Princeton on October 9, 2019, from noon to […]

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Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group provides vital services to cancer patients

The Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group is in its second year and spokesperson Cindy Jennings says the group helps Grundy County breast cancer patients by providing them with care bags, gas cards, and Visa cards. The group also provides education on breast cancer, participates in parades and fundraising events, and is the sponsor of […]