May Newsletter

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 Newsletter

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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March Newsletter

Ready, Set….Pedal! From left to right: Lawrence Elliott and Leigh Ruston The She to Sea cycling team is raring to go for West Cancer Foundation! On March 18, a team of 14 women will strike out from Memphis and bike more than 100 miles a day over five days to Seagrove Beach, FL, to raise […]

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She to Sea Female Cycling Team to Ride 500+ Miles in Five Days to Raise Money for Cancer Care in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TENN., March 1, 2023 – West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to break through barriers to cancer care and improve patient outcomes, today announced the second annual She to Sea cycling event will launch on March 18 and include 14 women who will cycle from Memphis to Seagrove Beach, Fla., to raise funds for […]

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February Newsletter

Dear Friend, There is exciting news in the fight against cancer worldwide!  Scientists are now using artificial intelligence, DNA sequencing, precision oncology and other technologies to improve treatment and diagnosis of the disease.  Research in 2019 reported that death rates from cancer were falling. However, COVID-19 has caused a backlog in cancer diagnosis and treatment […]

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West Cancer Foundation to Host Soul Soiree to Raise Funds for Cancer Patient Support Programs

Entertainment Will Be Led by Grammy Award-Winning Boo Mitchell of Royal Studios and the Grammy-Nominated Hi Rhythm Section Band Featuring Marcus Scott MEMPHIS, TENN., February 9, 2023 – West Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to advance the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support and community outreach, today announced it is hosting a new […]

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January Newsletter

Dear Friend, As we begin this new year, we want you to know we are so incredibly thankful for your ongoing support. Without your kind heart and generous support, we would not be able to provide services to our neighbors who need help getting to their appointments, or assistance with life-saving mammograms, or the special […]

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