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Buddy Check9: Fighting childhood cancerBuddy Check9: Fighting childhood cancer Haven is a survivor of neublastoma. She is now 7 but when she was diagnosed she was 2. Dr. John Van Doorninck, a pediatric oncologist and Haven's doctor, joins us today.
Buddy Check9: Childhood CancerBuddy Check9: Childhood Cancer A diagnosis of cancer in a child affects more than a family, it affects a community. Every year, thousands of children are diagnosed with some form of cancer. This month Buddy Check9 focuses on childhood cancer to bring awareness of the types, signs, symptoms and resources.
How you help someone beat blood cancerHow you help someone beat blood cancer For our Buddy Check9 this month, we have been taking a closer look at blood cancer. It is time to meet a survivor and find out what you can do to help others survive.
Buddy Check9: Blood cancerBuddy Check9: Blood cancer This month we are focusing on blood cancers as part of our Buddy Check9 efforts.
Buddy Check9: Prostate CancerBuddy Check9: Prostate Cancer Buddy Check9 is a program that encourages you to find a ‘buddy’ to call and remind him/her to get screened or checked for a cancer. On the 9th of every month, 9News will highlight the symptoms, treatments and prevention of different cancers. June: Prostate Cancer. Here in Colorado it is estimated that there will be nearly 3,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed and about 450 men in our state will die from it.
Buddy Check9: Skin CancerBuddy Check9: Skin Cancer Buddy Check9 is a program that encourages you to find a ‘buddy’ to call and remind him/her to get screened or checked for a cancer. On the 9th of every month, 9News will highlight the symptoms, treatments and prevention of different cancers. May: Skin Cancer Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? In addition to the most common, there are various forms of skin cancer.
Buddy Check9: Head, neck and throat cancersBuddy Check9: Head, neck and throat cancers There are more than 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with head and neck cancers each year. These cancers can affect the face, nose, sinuses, mouth, tongue, throat, larynx, salivary glands, tonsils, palate/floor of mouth, gums, lip and thyroid. Head and neck cancers, as well as their treatment, often affect swallowing, speech and hearing.
- Buddy Check9 has been a part of 9NEWS for more than 20 years.
The idea behind the Buddy Check9 program is quite simple. On the 9th of every month, we ask women to do a monthly breast self-exam and then call their "buddy" to remind her to do the same. Their buddy can be a family member, colleague or friend. Hundreds of women have found lumps; the majority of them are not malignant. Our hope is that cancer is discovered in its early stages, when it is most treatable.
Helpful LinksAmerican Cancer Society
ACS: Early Screening Tips
AMC Cancer Research Center
Breast Cancer Network
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
National Breast Cancer Coalition
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
National Cancer Institute
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: Denver Metropolitian
Race for the Cure
University of Colorado Cancer Center
For More Information
AMC Cancer Research Center
Cancer Information and Counseling Line
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
American Cancer Society
Cancer Answer Line
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Cancer Information Service
TTY (for deaf and hard of hearing callers)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Colorado Cancer Coalition
1385 S. Colorado Blvd.
Building A, Suite 622
Denver, CO 80222
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