Breast Cancer

  • Carol Bailey

    As a support tech with the University of Maryland Medical System’s Information Services and Technology Help Desk, Carol gets hundreds of emails a day. But it only took one a few Octobers ago to change her life.
  • Karyn Staton

    Karyn was enjoying an active, healthy life, when she randomly discovered a suspicious lump one cold, snowy morning in February 2015.  The following days consisted of a whirlwind of doctors, scans, biopsies, worried conversations between family and friends, and culminating with the shocking confirmation that she had Stage 2 Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

  • Beatrice M. Afrangui, MD

    Beatrice Afrangui

    UMMC Anesthesiologist Discusses Her Cancer Diagnosis and How Surviving Helped Make Her a Better Doctor

    Breast cancer survivor Beatrice Afrangui, M.D. considers herself very lucky. She was a 30-year-old surgical intern when she first discovered a lump in her breast and was diagnosed with interductal invasive carcinoma...

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    Lizzie Myers

    Baltimore City Cancer Program Saves Lives

    Lizzie Myers can't say enough good things about the Baltimore City Cancer Program. As one of 41 million uninsured Americans, she has nothing but praise for the early cancer detection effort aimed at working women who earn too much to be eligible for the government's Medicaid program, but who don't get health insurance from their employers.

  • Myrna Ben

    Myrna Ben

    Baltimore City Woman Helped by Free Breast Cancer Screening Program

    Myrna Ben, 44, of Baltimore City, is one of hundreds of women who have received free breast cancer screening exams through the Baltimore City Cancer Program, an initiative of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.

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    Rose Mary Oeste

    A Patient's Perspective: Finding Competence and Compassion in Cancer Care

    Rose Mary Oeste was treated at UMGCC for breast cancer in 2001. She recalled her experience -- and reflected on how the new Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Pavilion for outpatient treatment will improve the patient experience and benefit patients -- at the facility's opening celebration on June 29, 2005.

  • Sandra

    Sandra Smith

    Early Diagnosis and Treatment Save the Life of Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patient

    Sandra Smith was diagnosed at age 58 with inflammatory breast cancer, a relatively rare but often deadly form of the disease. That was in 1996. Today, she is a 10-year breast cancer survivor, once again healthy and active. Here, the Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, resident talks about her experience.

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    Stephanie Cosby

    Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Just Months After Turning 40, Stephanie Cosby Advocates for Early Screening

    I’ve been a nurse for 10 years and used to work in a breast cancer screening program, so I knew how important it is to get a screening mammogram at age 40. Within days after my birthday, I’d scheduled the appointment...