Working Hard Helped Emily Survive Cancer, and Now Her Company is a West Fight On Sponsor

For Emily, being diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer wasn’t a reason to stop working as the funeral director at Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens in order to undergo treatment. Instead, it was a source of inspiration to continue working to help others. It was her work and the unwavering support from her employer […]


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West Cancer Foundation Awards Oncology Fellows Grant to UT Health Science Center

—Grant Expands Research for Gynecological Cancer— MEMPHIS, TN, August 03, 2023 – West Cancer Foundation today announced it has awarded a grant to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to fund its Oncology Fellowship program to increase local cancer research and education. The Foundation will award UTHSC $85,524 to fund a gynecological oncologist […]


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July 2023

West Fight On Needs You! Early-Bird Registration Extended West Fight On is set for Saturday, Sept 9, in Shelby Farms Park, and we need your help making this year’s event the best ever. Whether you want to join in and cycle, run or walk, or simply donate to show your support, you are making a […]


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June 2023

 Total Health Awards $158,250 to West Cancer Foundation Total Health, the largest provider of free oncology continuing medical education in the country, has awarded more than $158,000 to West Cancer Foundation to help further the foundation’s mission to provide cancer care for the underserved in our community. Total Health provides in-person and virtual educational program […]


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For Ben Fields, Giving Back is His Passion

You might say Ben Fields is committed to cancer – volunteering and raising money to beat cancer, that is. It’s true that he’s a cancer survivor, and for that he is very grateful. But long before he was diagnosed with cancer, he was raising money for cancer care in our community and it’s that commitment […]


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May 2023

New Breast Screening Guidelines Unveiled Women should start getting screened for breast cancer at an earlier age according to new guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.The task force says women should get screened every other year starting at age 40 – ten years earlier than previous guidelines which recommended biennial screenings starting at […]


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Never-Give-Up Attitude Keeps Amy Going

Those of us who haven’t had cancer can only imagine what it must be like to live with an uncertain future, day in and day out, not to mention the physical toll of the treatments, side effects and how cancer changes every single thing in your life. To face each day with a can-do attitude […]


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11th Annual West Fight On Scheduled for September 9th Walk, Run, Cycling Event to Raise Funds for West Cancer Foundation

MEMPHIS, TENN., April 26, 2023 – West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to break through barriers to cancer care and improve patient outcomes, today announced that registration is open for West Fight On, scheduled for Saturday, September 9th, at Shelby Farms. West Fight On, presented by Sedgwick, is a walk, run, cycling event now in […]


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April 2023

Post-Mastectomy Assistance Gave Hope to Cindy Cindy Davis It was bad enough that Cindy was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32 and had one breast removed. Her cancer remission is a blessing, but her troubles didn’t stop after she conquered cancer. Several years after her reconstructive surgery, her implant failed and she needed a […]


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Patient Spotlight

Post-Mastectomy Assistance Gave Hope to Cindy Cindy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991 at the age of 32. She had noticed that her breasts were still sore after her monthly cycle had ended, so she thought it was worth checking out. She went in for a mammogram on a Wednesday and the technician noticed […]


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