Tag Archives: breast cancer survivor

Battling Breast Cancer with Courage and Faith

Ariella Hughes is a wife and mom who lives in Columbia. She’s also a two-time breast cancer survivor. She’s received treatment at Lexington Medical Center. In this WLTX story, she shares how she used courage and faith to overcome the dreadful disease.

Ariella will be the featured speaker at Women’s Night Out, Lexington Medical Center’s annual dinner honoring breast cancer survivors and their families, this October. For more information on the dinner and to purchase tickets, visit LMCFoundation.com

A High School Administrator’s Breast Cancer Journey

Jina Moore is a high school administrator in Chapin. She’s also a breast cancer survivor. She enjoys sharing her story to help and inspire others – always with a great pair of shoes. Learn about her journey with breast cancer in this story from WLTX.

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Shall We Dance? Pink Glove Dancer Update

Five years ago, a group of women danced in Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance because they had a tomorrow. They had survived breast cancer. In this blog series, find out where they are today. Today, Nancy Bowie.

Nancy Bowie, Lexington Medical Center Graphics & Printing Manager

Of the women featured in Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance, Nancy has been cancer-free the longest – 21 years! She detected her cancer with a self-breast exam at age 33, and doctors diagnosed her with invasive ductal carcinoma, grade III.

nancy“I cannot think of one reason not to do self-breast exams or have an annual mammogram. What you don’t know CAN hurt you. Being proactive with your health care is the key to a happy and healthy life,” she said.

Now a grandmother of two boys and a girl, Nancy will never forget participating in the hospital’s Pink Glove Dance.

nancy-bowie055a“I made memories that I will always cherish. Coming together as a group for this cause was incredible. Everyone involved seemed so happy, and it was a lot of fun, too.”

Nancy continues to see her oncologist once a year, does self-breast exams and has an annual mammogram. She encourages women to be informed about their health.

“Understand all of your options, talk to the doctor and do your research. When you are in control of the information and understand what is happening, you will feel stronger and make wise decisions.”