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PAINT THE TOWN PINK: Sisters face, fight breast cancer together

By Meredith Holford
GateHouse News Service

Throughout her childhood, East Mansfield resident Linda Wallace and her younger sister, MaryAnn McCaslin of Dedham, had the usual sibling rivalry. Only 20 months apart in age, Wallace said they each wanted what the other one had.
“We’ve always been very competitive,” Wallace said over coffee, on her 28th wedding anniversary.
But they never expected what they actually would end up sharing as adults — breast cancer.
Wallace brought with her to the coffee shop a photograph of herself, her sister, and a group of cousins who had taken a trip to Anguilla …


Celebrating My “Breast Mitzvah”

During the recent August Sabbath service prayers for healing, my congregation Rabbi was somewhat taken aback when he stopped before me and heard me whisper my own name for prayers.
I later explained that thank G-d I am healthy, but facing one of the most difficult weeks of my life, as when I wake up the following Tuesday, I will have outlived my father by one day, and to “celebrate” the anniversary of his funeral, I am having a mammogram to hopefully celebrate 13 years being breast cancer “free”.
I am 3rd generation breast cancer in my immediate maternal side of my …


Breast Cancer The Facts

General Information About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.
The breast is made up of lobes and ducts. Each breast has 15 to 20 sections called lobes, which have many smaller sections called lobules. Lobules end in dozens of tiny bulbs that can produce milk. The lobes, lobules, and bulbs are linked by thin tubes called ducts.

Anatomy of the breast, showing lymph nodes and lymph vessels.

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Michael Johnston Spreading the word for men with breast cancer

A woman noticed the front of Michael Johnston’s T-shirt as he got on the Dana building elevator, and smiled.
“Very cute,” she said upon noting the credo “Real Men Wear Pink” across his chest.
Johnston returned the grin, and then surprised the woman by pointing at his chest and replying:
“I only fill it out half-way, you know — really.”
It’s that unique circumstance that has Johnston visiting Dana-Farber these days: breast cancer treatment.

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