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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Cancer fight calls for lots of courage By JOHN HENRY Science American Cancer Society PRINCE MATCHABELLI Miss Sharon Consultant for Aziia Eyes will In our store from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for FREE sye make-up Consultations. We invite you to be on hand in our store. YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE GIR with every purchase of Aziza eye make-up. Personal Appointments will be accepted by phone if SHOPPERS DRUG MART Centre Village Mall Phone 328-8442 What do Jack Super Bowl star and defensive line- backer of the Washington Red- and Mrs. Ida a young black mother of three from north have in Courage. Both had the corn-age to face the fact that they had cancer. And both had the courage to beat it in time. two honored by President and Mrs. Nixon at a recent White House ceremony launching the American Cancel- Society 1973's not only overcame an often fatal form of but has also dedicated a lot of time and effort to educate others to have regular checkups. So has Mrs. Fleming. Pardee traces his life-saving experience to a conversation with a doctor friend after he'd read a newspaper story about the death of Jim a Houston baseball pitcher. Um- bncht had died of cancer in Check-up Washington Redskin fcot- player Jack Pardea encourages regular medi- cal examinations after a doctor discovered Pardes had just in time to cure the disease. Save 2pkQS Thursday for I 99t Pkg. 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They promised me Operation In Pardee under- went an 11-hour in- volving his right bicep and the lymph glands of his right arm and chest. was Pardee says. cancer was caught in time Had I wanted much loflg- i it probably would have 1 spread too far to be Pardee got himself ready for July training camp in but somehow his 1965 season was a poor one -and he decided to retire from pro football. He joined the coaching staff of Tex- as A and M College. But football was still in Par- dee's blood and when George Afllen became coac of the Los Angeles he had little trouble in persuading Pardee to give it another try. Last under Al- led the Washington Red- skins all the way to the Super Bowl. Mrs. Fleming found out through a Pap test during one of her regular visits to the birth control service of the Mothers' Health Centre in North Phila- delphia. After one the din- ic asked her to come In for further tests. was really scared. What if the test was What chance did I have if it was I asked myself this question over and over before I made up my mind to go back to the she remembers. Following more Mrs. Fleming checked into Univer- sity Presbyterian Hospital for a biopsy. The malignant diagno- sis was confirmed and she un- derwent surgery. I woke up I had a feeling that everything would be fine. First I bad confidence in God and my and then I realized I had done the right thing in having the tests and the After about two Mrs. Fleming returned home to re- sume a normal life as a wife and mother. Since she has encour- aged her friends and neigh- bors to have Pap tests regu- larly. urge every woman to take a little time out periodically to have a says Mrs. Flem- ing. at me. I'm living proof that it And has been spreading the word. Hon- orary Chairman of this year's Cancer Society Crusade in Pardee has been active in cancer education for the last eight years. try to stress not putting off that regular physical even if there aren't any warning signs. Give the doctors a chance to find it. It saved my life and it can save yours too.'5 Normal life Two weeks after Mrs. Ida Fleming was back at home leading a normal life caring for her twa Anthony and Tracy. Women help to heal the scars removal in the privacy of their own families. But two years ago the Ameri- can Cancer Society sponsored a program called Reach to Re- covery which provides emo- tional counseling and practical suggestions for exercises and grooming that help speed pa- tients' lives back to normal. Mrs. Shack appear- ed on a nationally aired TV panel along with Mrs. Terese co-ordinator of Reach to and sever- al cancer specialists. The show focused on the pub- lic debate about whether or not the more extensive breast called radical mas- which is favored by many Is necessary according to some re- similar results are pos- sible with less extreme proced- ures. were recovering from breast surgery. What do these women want to they're anxiom about how their their Both Mrs. Lasser and Mrs. j friends or relatives will Shack vigorously defended their or how their clothes will look on Mrs Shack recalls how quickly she worked her way back into a fully active routina. soon as I got home. I began doing the reaching 'ex- ercises my doctor recommend- like the 'wall climbing' ex- ercise with my left arm. If there was any limitation on. my activities. I guess the natural one of getting back into every- thing after childbirth was one I felt the most. Anxious Mrs. became a Reach to Recovery volunteer last year. I read Mrs. Lasser's book to Recov- I knew it was what every woman who's had breast sur- gery would hke to know and I wanted to Last Reach to Recovery volunteers visiles with patients who Susan Shack had been preg- nant for four months with her second child when she noticed a lump in her breast. could feel that the lump had begun to grow. My doctor decided I'd better havie a biop- sy. That's when they take out a small piece of tissue for microscopic examination. I went into the Jewish Memorial Hospital and when I woke up they bad removed my left breast. The lump had been recalls Mrs. who was 24 at the time first reaction was hys- said Mrs. a Bronx housewife. I knew it had been a life and death situation. My husband's sympathy and understanding helped a lot. Be- I still had to have my Five months later. Mrs Shack gave birth to a five-and- a-half pound Stacy. That was seven years ago. Although tens of thousands of American women undergo breast removals every the subject has only recently re- ceived national publicity since Shirley Temple Black under- went the same surgery earlier this year. Counselling women like Mrs Shack have had to deal with the emotional and physical The trau-aio of breast removal has been ecreed for thousands of women by problems resulting from breast teers like Susan Shack who share their experiences and offer rehabilitation advice. Trauma eased Sears Back-to-schooi on time with a TIMEX Shock and Water Resistant Sweep second. Champagne expansion bond. Round minute track................................... Man's and Water Resistant. Gold sweep lecond. Champagne dial. Black leather itrap. Round minute track.................................. ladies' Electric and water Gold tweep tecond. Champagne dial. Black corfam Conical Electric and water reiisrant. Gold sweep tmokey dial. Strap. 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