Best of a Bad Situation: Breast Cancer Survivor Encourages Women to Take Charge of Their Own Bodies

One in eight American women will hear in her lifetime that she has breast cancer. When Barbara Harvey, 67, received her diagnosis in July 2017, she describes it as “The best of a bad situation.” Diligent about receiving mammograms, Harvey had also experienced lumps in her breast previously, so she wasn’t especially concerned when the … Read more Best of a Bad Situation: Breast Cancer Survivor Encourages Women to Take Charge of Their Own Bodies

“Best and Most Compassionate Doctor” Jamie Caughran Receives Brilliance Award

Described by one of her patients and nominator as the “best and most compassionate doctor I have ever encountered,” Jamie Caughran, MD, FACS, Medical Director of Oncologic Surgical Subspecialties, Comprehensive Breast Center in Grand Rapids, is honored with the Brilliance Award from West Michigan Woman under the category of Team Player. Caughran received the award … Read more “Best and Most Compassionate Doctor” Jamie Caughran Receives Brilliance Award

Know Your Normal; Breast Cancer Patient Encourages Self Exams

Twenty-nine-year-old single mom Rachel Latsch was taking a shower when she found a lump in her right breast. Knowing that her maternal grandmother had both ovarian and breast cancer, Rachel frequently made a self-breast exam part of her routine. For peace of mind, within a week Rachel decided to get her lump checked by her … Read more Know Your Normal; Breast Cancer Patient Encourages Self Exams