That pink paper has popped up again this year. That means it’s time for the special breast cancer awareness section we call Pink Purpose. The section is a joint effort of The Republic and two sister newspapers, the Johnson County Daily Journal and the Brown County Democrat.
Why a special section about breast cancer?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women after skin cancer. And, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have interviewed doctors, nurses and patients to learn more about the disease, how it affects people, the battle against it and the journeys of survivors. We hope you will find the information in this section useful and inspirational. —Kirk Johannesen Special Projects Editor The Republic
Here are some of the highlights of our shared Pink Purpose:
|Paula Rothrock||Judy ZeBell||Carol Fritts and Dawn McGraw|
|Mark Boas||Bev Gibson||Lynn Alessi|
|Gary and Sally Gant||Cheryle Anderson||Cathy Zehr|
|Survivor's group||Breast MRI||Pink Purpose in Brief|
|Navigators||Risk Assessment||Genetic mutation|
|Cancer costs high||Mammogram guidelines||Columbus Regional Hospital|
|Schneck Medical Center||Decatur County Memorial Hospital||St. Vincent Jennings Hospital|
|Tissue samples||Q&A with Dr. David Thompson||Group effort by doctors|
|Options available||Breast simulator||Genome project|