Angie Smock’s Story

Angie SmockAngie’s Story – Women Facing Cancer!
With no medical insurance, the loss of her mother and grandmother, mounting bills, and a limited support system, how could she move forward? Angie was alone and afraid.
In August of 2010, I had a clean mammogram. In February of 2011, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. I was the youngest of 3 children and the only female. My mother had passed away in 2003. My Grandmother passed away in 2005. With no women to guide me, I was scared. I felt isolated and very unsure. How would my husband and I navigate this uncharted path? I needed sisters and women around me. I needed someone who had been down this road before, but who? I was desperate for information and for someone who understood.

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Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

A Scientist’s Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer
 
Jim Allison in his lab at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Scott Dalton for NPR

Jim Allison in his lab at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Scott Dalton for NPR

Sharon Belvin’s nightmare with cancer began in 2004, when she was just 22.

Belvin was an avid runner but said she suddenly found she couldn’t climb the stairs without “a lot of difficulty breathing.”

Eventually, after months of fruitless treatments for lung ailments like

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Champion of Hope

Do you know a medical professional who has provided direct care or support to a cancer patient by demonstrating a life of caring for others, who selflessly and compassionately gives of him or herself, displays compassion, hope, optimism and who has dedicated themselves to improving the lives of those affected by cancer?

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Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the East Coast Shag Classic

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the East Coast Shag Classic! What a wonderful weekend and so thankful for those who attended and a great committee that devotes their heart to this event to make it the huge success that it is year after year!

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Women of Hope

The Women Of Hope staff and volunteers have been so blessed over the past five years to know Joey and Rebecca Warren! They are such an inspiration to so many and especially those patients that we advocate for on a daily basis.

Now, we are asking for your support for Joey’s mother as she has faced a very catastrophic illness and we need your fervent prayers for a miracle of healing. Please join us as we pray for Ms. Warren, Joey and Rebecca. Thank you for your prayer support!

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Stepping Into Your Gene’s with Miss Wilmington

Thank you Paxton for all you did for Women of Hope this year as you represented us so well as Miss Wilmington! You blessed us so much with your energy, contagious smile and personality the integrity of your reign. Thank you for making “Stepping Into Your Gene’s” program a wonderful educational success. Looking forward to having you serve another year with us and always know we love you beyond words! Blessings, Kenny & Elizabeth

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Genetic Testing For Cancer by Mary Katherine Battle

MaryKate_ Stepping 2Mary Katherine Battle
Mrs. Susan Hubbard
Honors English IV
21 September 2015

Genetic Testing For Cancer

The medical field is a field that is constantly advancing; whether it be with research, testing, or cures, there is always beneficial studies being discovered. Although, genetic testing for different types of cancers is a topic that is developing perhaps more than most. Scientists and doctors are always finding new research to improve the accuracy of tests that can determine if an individual has a gene that dramatically increases their risk for cancer. In order to help prevent cancer, it is imperative to know what genetic testing is, the statistics surrounding the research, and the benefits it can have on one’s life.

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