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Twist of Fate Mother & Daughter Duo Brought Together to Fight Breast Cancer


“At Aurora BayCare, I found a cancer team focused on me.” Aurora Cancer Care has a unique program for patients with certain types of cancer. It’s the Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic. In one day, you will meet with a team of doctors, including radiation and medical oncologists, breast and plastic surgeons, genetic counselors and cancer researchers. Together the team determines the best treatment plan for you. You will also meet a nurse navigator who is your resource for every step of your journey. It was during Patty’s yearly mammogram that a suspicious area was found. Follow-up testing confirmed it was breast cancer. Patty and her husband, John, met with all her doctors in one day. They felt they were benefitting from multiple second opinions – all in one place. Patty also met her nurse navigator who coordinated follow-up appointments, and began answering questions for both Patty and John. With this personalized care, Patty and John were able to focus on her path to recovery.

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Sue Calabrese, 62 of Green Bay and her daughter Joey Rickards, 41, also of Green Bay. Calabrese was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2010, and just a month after she completed her treatments, her daughter Joey was diagnosed with a similar invasive cancer in March of this year.

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Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day

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A battle with breast cancer or an unforeseen diagnosis of ovarian cancer is something far too many women face. But, if breast or ovarian cancer runs in the family, there is a movement to increase hereditary awareness. 4 | Any ribbon, any color

Minimize the likelihood of developing the disease or assist with early detection. In 2010, the Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) organization helped push Congress to declare the first-ever National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Week and National Previvor Day. Celebrated every year in late September, the day and week were created to raise awareness of hereditary cancer and educate people on the importance of knowing their family medical history.

“It gives us an opportunity to recognize and honor those who have been affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, including women and men with BRCA mutations, anyone with a family history of cancer, breast and ovarian cancer survivors and previvors – individuals living with a high risk for cancer but have not developed the disease,” said Karen Kramer, vice president, marketing at FORCE. Hereditary Genetic Testing Kramer shares approximately 2.3 million women in the U.S. may be at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer because of their family medi-

cal history. An estimated 750,000 people across the country carry the BRCA genetic mutation, putting them at an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer, yet 90 percent of these individuals are unaware of their increased risk. She adds, “We want to share knowledge and empower people to know their family medical history and seek genetics expert guidance if they are concerned.” Sumedha Ghate, one of the genetic counselors at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, meets with people where breast and ovarian cancer is present in their family as well as those that have received a cancer diagnosis. She said, “We talk to anyone that is

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All three women echoed the same words of advice – know your family medical history, understand the warning signs of hereditary cancer and see a genetics expert with questions.

interested in learning more about genetic testing. They are either referred by their physician or they decide to come see a genetic counselor on their own.” A phone conversation determines if the individual should come in for a cancer genetics consultation and hereditary cancer risk assessment. Ghate coordinates getting blood samples to the laboratory, interpreting the results, explaining the results to patients and helping them come up with a cancer risk management plan. “Once someone knows they are at an increased risk, they have the knowledge they need to increase their medical surveillance or chose prophylactic procedures that can help avoid cancer before it strikes,” adds Kramer. Receiving the Results At the age of 32, Melissa Grochowski from Michigamme, Michigan, realized two women on her father’s side of the family died at a young age from ovarian cancer and there were several cases of breast cancer in the family. After pursuing hereditary genetic testing, the results revealed she was a carrier of the BRCA1 genetic mutation so she went to visit Ghate.

Grochowski received the positive diagnosis at the end of January 2010 and by mid February she had a hysterectomy. Six months later she chose to have a mastectomy. Two years later she reveals she has a completely clean bill of health.

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She also decided to have a prophylactic double mastectomy and have her ovaries removed to reduce her risk of cancer but admits this decision isn’t for everyone. “For the many that do not choose this course of treatment, they will increase their medical surveillance so that if cancer does strike, it can be caught early with the greatest chance for survival,” said Kramer.

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Kramer explains she’s also a previvor because she’s a carrier of a BRCA mutation. “That makes my risk of getting cancer during my lifetime up to 85 percent and my risk of getting ovarian cancer up to 50 percent over my lifetime,” she adds. “This information gave me what I needed to engage a group of doctors that are in my corner and watching me closely.”

The purpose of HBOC Week and Previvor Day is to draw attention to the possibility of genetic testing like Grochowski and Kramer pursued; the mission is to save lives.

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How To Save A Life

Several methods of marrow donation can help change the lives of others

By Meghan Diemel Robin Roberts, morning anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America, is well known for her impact in broadcasting. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, she captured the attention of America who watched her battle against the devastating disease. This year Roberts was dealt another blow: she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). “I describe MDS as a state of extreme disorder in the bone marrow,” explained Dr. Mitch Winker, medical oncologist with Green Bay Oncology. “The bone marrow is the blood factory where all your blood cells are made.” Much like she did for mammograms, Roberts uses her celebrity to draw attention to bone marrow donation, which can help treat a variety of blood cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia, as well as MDS. “There are also a variety of blood disorders that can be treated like aplastic anemia and severe sickle cell,” explained Dr. Winkler.

Bone Marrow Donation “Bone marrow transplant candidates are usually young people in the prime in their lives,” he said. “The transplant allows them to return to a normal life.

In the absence of a compatible donor there is little chance for that to happen.” While Roberts found a match in her sister, that is not common and stands as the driving purpose for bone marrow donation from a non-relative. “Chances are one in four that you will find your match in your siblings,” said Dr. Winkler. If you are eligible for donation there is an initial blood draw to see if you are a probable match. “Most of the time if you are a ‘hit’ they will need to do additional confirmatory testing, like going through your medical history and taking additional blood draws,” he explained. The transplant patient’s doctor will decide whether or not the patient would be better served by a marrow donation or a peripheral blood stem cell donation (PBSC). “For the PBSC procedure, they take a large bore IV and take off portions of your blood, filter it taking what they need and putting back what they don’t, and do it successively,” said Dr. Winkler. “Once they collect what they need, you go home.” If a bone marrow donation is needed, the surgical procedure takes place in

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an operating room, according to the website bethematch.org, the main source for donation information in the United States. The donor undergoes anesthesia – either general or regional – to block the pain during the donation. Doctors then use a needle to withdraw liquid marrow from the back of the donor’s pelvic bone. Most donors go home the same day or the next morning, the website explains.

Cord Blood donation another way to help Like bone marrow, cord blood – harvested from the umbilical cord of a newborn – can be used in transplants for life-threatening disease. Not only can you bank your child’s cord blood in case it’s needed later on in his or her life, cord blood is also needed for allogeneic transfers (person to person). Bonnie Teuteberg, director of Women’s Services at St. Vincent Hospital, said that parents pursue their cord donation kit from sources like bethematch. org and bring it to the hospital when it’s time to deliver. “The nurse or doctor facilitates the collection of the blood, drawn after the cord is cut,” said Teuteberg. “There is no pain to the child.”

“They give the collection vessel back to the family, who is responsible for packaging and mailing it to the collection company,” she added. Teuteberg said it’s imperative that everyone is informed about donation intentions well in advance of delivery. Typically, she stated, the family should begin to think about cord donation when they start their second trimester. There is no cost associated with donating a child’s cord blood to the bank for use by others, but there is a cost for banking cord blood for potential personal use. Teuteberg mentioned the family also needs to pay close attention to the parameters and timeframe of the lab they choose.

Be The Difference The best place to begin your journey toward becoming a potential marrow or cord donor is visiting www.bethematch.org, said Dr. Winkler. “You can make a difference in the life of a vital person,” he emphasized. “Their life has been interrupted by a merciless illness; you could help change that.”

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Twist of Fate Mother & Daughter Duo Brought Together to Fight Breast Cancer story By Meghan Diemel Photo by Kirsty Gungor of Gungor Photography

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Finding out a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer is one of life’s most dreaded moments and an all-too-common occurrence. As Dr. William Owens, MD, breast surgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center stated, one in eight American women will be diagnosed, so it’s more than likely you or someone you know has experienced it. Now imagine not only finding out a loved one has cancer, but then discovering you have cancer – and within less than two years. That was the case for Sue Calabrese, 62 of Green Bay and her daughter Joey Rickards, 41, also of Green Bay. Calabrese was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2010, and just a month after she completed her treatments, her daughter Joey was diagnosed with a similar invasive cancer in March of this year. Said Calabrese of her lump discovery, “I woke up one morning and had a lump that just appeared overnight in the center of my breast. I knew it wasn’t good. I went to see a doctor right away. “The initial reaction was shock,” she reflected. “The first thing I thought of was my mother and my children. How am I going to tell them?” Several women in Calabrese’s family had been diagnosed with breast cancer, at various ages during their lives. She got mammograms every year as part of her physical, but admitted at the time she found her lump she was a couple of months overdue. She didn’t have genetic testing, she said, because of the type of breast cancers and age of the women who had it in her lineage: they weren’t thought to be hereditary. Due to the presence of the HER 2 protein on her cancer cells, Calabrese’s treatment regimen for her breast cancer lasted nearly two years at Aurora BayCare. “HER 2 protein exists on the surface of about 20 percent of breast cancer cells, and it is associated with more aggressive disease,” said Dr. Owens. Calabrese finished her final treatment in February. Just one month later, her daughter Joey had a routine mammogram. The doctor called her back to have more testing done because –  almost inconceivably – they thought they saw indications of cancer. She never thought that getting a posi-

tive diagnosis would be the result. “What are the odds that I would get it right after my mom was done with treatment for it?” said Rickards. “I was shocked beyond belief. How can this be happening? The first thing I thought about was telling my husband and my kids.” Rickards, who is now in the final stages of her treatment, said her path to recovery would not have been possible without the caring people in cancer services at Aurora BayCare. “I can’t say enough good things about Aurora BayCare. They really help you to maintain a positive attitude. The doctors and nurses make you feel like you are going to get through this and everything is going to be just fine. I went from getting my second mammogram to an answer and options in 24 hours.”

“The initial reaction was shock.” “The first thing I thought of was my mother and my children. How am I going to tell them?”. - Sue Calabrese

It’s a sentiment Calabrese also carries. Her experience with Aurora BayCare’s Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic (MDCC) upon diagnosis helped set a positive tone for her treatment and recovery, she said. The MDCC streamlines and simplifies the patient’s experience through a cancer care coordinator, who directly connects them to Aurora BayCare’s cancer team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, geneticist and a breast surgeon, explained Dr. Owens. Both women stressed the importance of getting mammograms. For Rickards, it meant a huge difference in her outcome. “I wish they would make you have mammograms in your 30s,” she stated. “I would not have found it on my own. It was right up against my chest wall. It’s imperative that women have mammograms.” While a cancer diagnosis and its ensuing treatment can mean absolute devastation, Calabrese and Rickards found the positive in what has happened to them. “My mother showed me extreme strength through this,” said Rickards. “We are both very faith-filled people. The support through family, friends and in the community was amazing. It was a life-chancing experience; for me especially it was a positive experience in the end. We were very, very fortunate.” “We’re both very blessed, for sure,” added Calabrese.

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“If walls could talk...” We’ve all heard the saying, but it’s ringing true in Green Bay this fall. The Memorial Wall of Hope and Healing, currently on display, is speaking volumes.

Creating the art was a significant part of their emotional healing, Seidl observed. But there was another step in making the process more complete, she added. “A huge aspect of healing is sharing with others,” said Seidl. So the Wall was placed prominently in the public eye shortly after its creation.

If you come close, you’ll hear its statement on the power of art and community in the face of life’s greatest obstacles.

“Public art has the power to connect the creators with others,” Seidl explained. “The Wall essentially is a gift for the community.”

Fueled by an organization called Beacon House, Inc., the Wall is a touring installation of handmade mosaics, capturing the epic journeys of nearly 50 survivors and co-survivors touched by a range of experiences from cancer to suicide.

Now including 48 mosaics, the Wall’s testament has echoed in many venues, sharing personal narratives along with each tile so viewers can connect with the “voices” that speak through the art. The wall will continue to tour and share its stories of hope and healing until a permanent venue is found.

The project, now in its second year, has doubled in scope and size–but still carries the same mission of paying tribute to the profound healing ability of creativity. Christine Seidl, Beacon House Founder and project principal, claims that “for many people, the act of healing emotionally takes place through creative activities.” Over the course of nine weeks, community members touched by a chronic or life-threatening illness arranged shattered glass into an artistic representa-

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tion of their own experience. Essentially, they created something new and whole out of something old and broken.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Green Bay makingstrideswalk.org 920-321-1361 Join the American Cancer Society and thousands across the country for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The Green Bay walk takes off from Lambeau Field at 9 a.m. The walk honors breast cancer survivors while raising awareness and funds to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information and services.

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Annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer cruiseforcancer.org This June motorcycle ride starts and ends at Vandervest Harley-Davidson. The group makes a fun-filled stop in Pulaski before heading back to Green Bay for an auction, music and food. In eight years the riders have raised over $500,000 for area cancer-related organizations.

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K-9 for Cancer Walk/Run packerlandkennelclub.com 920-863-3172 Every September, walkers and runners lace up their tennis shoes to benefit cancer patients in Northeast Wisconsin. The walk takes place at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary; more information is available at the Packerland Kennel Club, Golrusk Petcare Center or Bellin Health.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Q&A with Dr. Elisabeth Vogel Ballard, a radiologist with Green Bay Radiology. Dr. Vogel Ballard was born and raised in Green Bay and currently resides in Northeastern Wisconsin with her husband and four children. She specializes in women’s health imaging and imaging of the brain and spine. Q: How common is breast cancer? A: The odds are that every one of us will be touched in some way during our lifetime by this disease. 1 in 8 (12%) of women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. It is estimated that in 2010 there were 207,090 new cases of invasive and 54,010 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer diagnosed. The good news is that early detection is improving, cure rates are improving, and there are 2.5 million survivors! Q: How can we detect this disease earlier? A: Monthly self exams and routine physicals are a must. Yearly mammograms and appropriate use of ultrasound also help boost our rate of early detection. Breast MRI is one of the newer tools to help with early detection. Q: Who should be considered a candidate for breast MRI? A: There are 65-70 million women in the US who are in the age group for screening mammography. 1-2 % of these will fall into the high risk category where screening MRI is recommended by The American Cancer Society (ACS). High risk women include those who have the breast cancer gene mutation (BRCA1 or BRCA2), or a first-degree relative who is a carrier of this mutation. Women with a history of radiation to the chest between the ages of 1013 years would also be considered ered high-risk, as would those with very dense or unevenly dense breast tissue on mammograms and a significant family history

of breast cancer. The decision can be discussed with your provider. More recently the ACS also recommends screening MRI consideration for those previously diagnosed with breast CA to monitor the opposite breast. Q: So, if breast MRI is such a great tool, why not use it on everyone? A: While it is true that Breast MRI does have a higher sensitivity than mammography, it also has a lower specificity and does not detect calcifications. It can detect more abnormalities that are not cancer and result in more negative biopsies at a rate that is not acceptable in the average risk population. This can lead to increased anxiety and the potential harms associated with procedures for benign disease. It is a great tool, but needs to be used appropriately. Q: How do I choose my site for a breast MRI? A: When scheduling a breast MRI, it is important that you choose a system that uses a dedicated breast coil, computer assisted detection and can offer MRI guidance for interventional procedures. Green Bay Radiology can interpret your breast MRI when performed at St Vincent Hospital, Prevea Health, Bay Area Medical Center, St. Nicholas Hospital and will soon be available at St. Mary’s Hospital. We offer breast MRI interventional procedures at St Vincent and Bay Area Medical Center. We will treat you with the care and compassion you deserve and can individualize each person’s intervention to the specific patient. We routinely coordinate care with any area breast surgeon or medical or radiation oncologist. If you or your doctor have questions regarding breast MRI, please contact Green Bay Radiology today at 920-336-4096!

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medical expenses are a huge burden on families. The Angel Fund helps those struggling with these and related expenses.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

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wish.org 920-993-9994 The mission of Make-A-Wish Foundation is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, including those diagnosed with cancer. The Wisconsin chapter was founded in 1984 and has granted more than 4,000 wishes statewide.

STINGCANCER stingcancer.com 920-391-2400 STINGCANCER is Green Bay Preble’s cancer awareness group. High school students, faculty and staff are dedicated to reducing the effects of cancer by initiating and supporting programs for the school and community. Founded by a faculty member and a small group of students, STINGCANCER now has more than 200 students and growing.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation stbaldricks.org 888-899-2253 One of the country’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising programs for childhood cancer research, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is known for their headshaving events to raise funds. More than 240,000 volunteer shavees have raised over $146 million for life-saving research in the last 12 years. The program continues in their quest to conquer kids’ cancer.

Breast Cancer Family Foundation bcff.org 920-498-2285 The Breast Cancer Family Foundation (BCFF) was founded to honor women who have fought, are fighting or will someday fight breast cancer. They believe the greatest ally in the fight against cancer is information. BCFF’s focus is cancer awareness and prevention with presentations to high school students and the community, encouraging listeners to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and schedule regular exams.

Angel Fund for Children with Cancer theangelfundforchildren.org 920-432-0800 Angel Fund for Children with Cancer connects families with a child diagnosed with cancer or bone marrow failure to community and national resources for social support and financial assistance. Beyond the emotional stresses from a sick child, out-of-pocket

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riahsrainbow.org One little girl’s battle with a rare and inoperable brain tumor five years ago inspired the creation of Riah’s Rainbow. The non-profit organization was established to enrich the lives of children who have to endure any length of stay in the hospital. Donations to Riah’s Rainbow are used to purchase craft items for children at area hospitals.

Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach occo-wis.org 920-366-4672 The mission of the Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach organization is threefold – assist with financial support to offset the cost of ovarian cancer treatments, promote ovarian cancer awareness and financially support research to improve the survival rates of women with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer victim Connie Rutledge founded the organization two years ago.

American Cancer Society cancer.org 920-338-1541 The American Cancer Society provides countless resources for the community to learn about cancer, find support and treatment, explore research and get involved.

Ribbon of Hope ribbonofhope.com 920-339-9300 Ribbon of Hope is a financial, informational and emotional resource for those battling breast cancer. Founded nearly 10 years ago, the non-profit organization has distributed over $1 million to area men and women to help with bills while they are in treatment. Ninety-seven cents of every dollar goes to grant recipients.

Families of Children with Cancer, Inc. focwc.org 920-406-9667 Families of Children with Cancer, Inc. believes when a child is sick, the entire family is affected. A wide range of support and activities are available for families in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula struggling with childhood cancer. Assistance includes hospitalization visitation, financial support, a resource library, wigs and hats, transportation and more.

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Over 40?

Schedule your mammogram today. At Bellin Hospital, when you have a mammogram we will read the film immediately. If the mammogram looks fine, we’ll provide you with a written report of your results before you go home. But, if we find something that needs attention, we will notify our Breast Health Coordinator. She’ll talk with you, explain the results, your options, and set up a visit with a breast specialist, if you want. All within 24 hours.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection can save your life.

REMEMBER: Mammogram appointments require a physician referral. If you need a physician call (920) 445-7373.

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