Miami Blog Helps Women Embrace Their Cancer Scars

Apr 28, 2015
Leslie Lyn / Wear To Now

A Miami-based blog is featuring fashion shoots with women who have battled cancer. It’s called Wear To Now. The women get photo shoots with professional hair, makeup and styling for free. The blog is trying to help women embrace their scars.

Lori Cuellar posed for the camera at Matheson Hammock Park. The morning sun was hitting her. Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline were in the background.

Canine Cancer: When A Dog Receives Chemotherapy

Oct 28, 2014
Kelley Mitchell

Editor's note: This post follows WLRN's Kelley Mitchell's experience of taking her dog to the animal oncologist. Read the first post, When Cancer Comes Calling: The Canine Kind.

Oscar, my 9-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, loves to go to the vet. His Corgi brother Felix not so much.

When Cancer Comes Calling: The Canine Kind

Oct 24, 2014
Kelley Mitchell

I'm not sure I really "battled" breast cancer back in 2002, as much as it battled me. But after a year of two chemotherapies, radiation and surgery, cancer and I agreed to a draw. We went back to our respective corners, both tired of this fight.

You always wonder when cancer will come back. And for me, so far -- and knock on wood or formica or perhaps a granite kitchen countertop -- it hasn't.

Yet, in a way I never expected, it has.

Patrick Farrell / Miami Herald staff

  In Gov. Rick Scott's budget, the Legislature approved $60 million of annual funding for three cancer centers in Florida. One of the centers, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine, will receive $16 million per year for five years.

Even before the funding the center made investments including hiring new physicians and researchers, and purchasing new equipment.

As Dr. Stephen Nimer says, the new personnel and machines help make the center "world class."


*David passed away on 11/20/14: Post by The Priority List.*

10/21/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents looks at Multiple Myeloma, a rare blood disease of malignant cells found in bone marrow.  We’ll visit with Dr. James Berenson, the Director and Founder of the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research.  Berenson’s Myeloma-related research can benefit all cancers where bone metastasis is a threat, particularly breast, lung  and prostate cancers as well as lymphoma and leukemia. Learn more on Topical Currents Monday at 1pm.     

07/11/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with the latest developments in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. Medical researcher Dr. Jay Cohen says there are new alternatives to invasive surgeries and radiation therapies.  He was diagnosed with the condition in 2011.  Dr. Cohen's most recent book is Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs. That’s Topical Currents . . . Thursday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.  

The suburban city of Tamarac is about to celebrate its 50th year on July 19th, and to coincide with the city's anniversary, resident and photographer Susan Buzzi decided to put together an exhibition profiling some of the area's cancer survivors.

We all piled into the school gym wearing our new, originally designed t-shirts, made in our school colors, teal and white. The sound system was on, the bleachers were down and the photographer was set up and snapping away.

Only, this was not an average pep rally. This one was special. This one was for Ms. Susi. Jennie Susi has stage four ovarian cancer.

05/01/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines what everyone fears:  a cancer diagnosis. Whether it’s one’s self, a loved one or dear friend, life’s outlook is immediately changed and prioritized. We’ll visit with two authors who write about cancer diagnosis, the fear of death, and our emotional wellness when faced with such a trauma.