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Treatment Overkill: Unneeded Scans, Therapy and Surgery Only Add To Patients’ Ills

| October 28, 2017

Though ample evidence shows breast-cancer radiation treatment for many can be drastically cut down, less than half those eligible received it despite the additional cost and inconvenience.

McCain’s Brain Cancer Draws Renewed Attention to Possible Agent Orange Connection

| July 31, 2017

For years, Vietnam vets and their widows have been pushing the VA to extend benefits to those exposed to the toxic herbicide and later stricken with glioblastoma. The VA has said no.

Sparing None, Sheriff “Arrests” 15 of Flagler’s Leading Officials in Relay For Life Sting

| March 31, 2017

Sheriff Rick Staly and his team served warrants on Superintendent Jacob Oliva, County Commissioners Dave Sullivan and Charlie Ericksen, fire chiefs and business leaders in a fund-raising ploy for cancer research this morning.

Ron DeSantis’s First Principle: Do Harm

| March 10, 2017

Obamacare repealer Rep. Ron DeSantis, whose congressional district includes Flagler, has a solution for cancer patients without insurance: the emergency room. A few corrections are in order.

Carnage Embroidered in Pink Hope at Flag-Raising for Breast-Cancer Awareness

| October 3, 2016

Flagler County Fire Rescue had coated an entire firetruck in pink to mark the month-long Pink Army campaign, aimed at raising money and awareness for breast-cancer prevention, detection and research.

Special Treatment for Firefighters With Cancer? Florida Among Few States That Say No

| December 13, 2015

Florida lawmakers have introduced bills that would make Florida the 34th state to offer special protection to firefighters, but the measure faces obstacles in large part because of local governments’ opposition.

At Pink Army Flag-Raising, a Shaved Head Attests to Cancer’s Ravages, and Hopes

| October 5, 2015

The breast-cancer awareness flag-raising marks the beginning of a series of fund-raising events in Flagler and Palm Coast. It featured Commissioner Frank Meeker, barely out of his own battle through chemotherapy and colon cancer.

Brittany Maynard and the Right to Die: An Open Letter from a State That Denies It

| October 21, 2014

Laureen Kornel, a Flagler Beach resident, was left helpless, watching her mother’s agonizing death from cancer because the right to die on terms other than those dictated by doctors was not an option. She writes Brittany Maynard in hopes of spurring the movement in Florida and other states that deny that right.

Pink Army’s Cancer-Whipping Flags Rise Over Flagler as Awareness Campaign Broadens

| October 6, 2014

At a flag-raising ceremony this morning, elected officials and Florida Hospital Flagler CEO Ken Mattison spoke of cancer’s toll and improvements in life expectancy thanks to awareness and early detection.

Flagler Gun & Archery Club Raises $3,150 for American Cancer Society

| May 28, 2014

The Flagler Gun & Archery Club’s Cancer in the Crosshairs fundraiser on May 4th raised $3,150 for cancer research in the name of Marlene Germain, who died in December of pancreatic cancer, the club announced.

The Diagnosis

| February 5, 2014

FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam learned he had cancer over the holidays. He describes the experience and his travels since, mostly down and up the abyss that becomes a premier tourist spot for many of those coming to grips with the diagnosis, even though death row appears, in his case, a very long way off.

Scott Pitches Cut of Sales Tax on Rental Properties and $80 Million for Cancer Research

| January 28, 2014

Scott will ask lawmakers to support a $100 million reduction in the commercial lease tax that now brings in about $1.4 billion a year, and $60 million to existing cancer centers as they seek National Cancer Institute designation.

Pink Army’s Legions Take to Palm Coast for Breast Cancer Battles Past, Present and Future

| October 13, 2013

Some 800 runners, walkers and cheerers gathered for Florida Hospital Flagler’s annual Pink Army Run through Palm Coast’s Town Center Sunday morning in the continuing battle against a disease that claims the lives of 40,000 women a year.

HPV Vaccine For Teen Girls Stalling as Parents Inject Misinformation and Doctors Stay Mum

| July 27, 2013

Parents cite fears that the vaccine could have dangerous side effects. The fears are baseless, but have led to a significant drop in HPV vaccination for girls 14 to 17 that worries health officials. At the currently lower rates of immunization, an additional 4,400 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 1,400 cervical cancer-attributable deaths will occur in the future.

Journey for Nahirny: A Walk-A-Thon to Benefit JoAnn Nahirny Friday at Matanzas

| December 6, 2012

A fund-raiser is being organized by the Flagler County Educators Association and the Matanzas High School Student Government Association on Mr.s Nahirny’s behalf Friday, Dec. 7, at Matanzas High School, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Tumor Gone, Staples Removed, Humor and Grit Intact: A Teacher Returns to Matanzas

| December 6, 2012

On medical leave for cancer treatment since September, Jo Ann Nahirny describes in harrowing and moving detail her final medical hurdles and clearances before deciding to return to her classroom almost a month early, on Dec. 10.

Not Dead, Not Dying, and Still Shopping, But Humbled By Cancer’s Side-Effects

| November 12, 2012

Almost two months into her cancer treatment, Jo Ann Nahirny–who faces surgery Tuesday–surveys the long list of side-effects, good and bad, that she’s endured, from crushing bills to the moving affection of students and friends, and am ever- loyal husband.

From Tape-Downs to Lockdowns: A Day in the So-Called Life of a Cancer Patient

| September 30, 2012

Three radiation treatments in and with 39 to go, Jo Ann Nahirny describes life at the curfew-happy Hope Lodge for cancer patients, her manhandling on the radiation table, and her husband’s angelic patience.

Matanzas Pirates’ Mission: A Senior Rallies Students and Faculty For a Teacher’s Survival

| September 25, 2012

Juan Pablo Torres, a senior at Matanzas High School, decided to repay his English teacher, now undergoing cancer treatment in Gainesville, by showing her how students and teachers at Matanzas take care of their own.

At Matanzas High School, an Irrepressible Teacher’s Untimely Farewell, For Now

| September 18, 2012

Jo Ann Nahirny, an English teacher at Matanzas, put in her last day of the year today before a three-month leave filled with radiation treatments and surgery as she battles a cancer’s recurrence. This is the story of her last day in class.

Memo to Lance Armstrong: Enough is Enough, So Please Shut Up

| September 17, 2012

The gig is up now, Tom O’Hara, a testicular cancer survivor, tells Lance Armstrong, referring to his doping issues. If you want to continue to raise money to fight cancer, I applaud you. But, please, try being a quiet and humble philanthropist from now on.

Ripped from Her Trenches, a Teacher Mobilizes for Months of Cancer Combat, and Anguish

| September 16, 2012

From feeling like a human easel to a convicted felon, Matanzas teacher Jo Ann Nahirny takes us step by step through the anguish of preparing for cancer treatment and its implications–physical, financial, emotional and spiritual.

AP Oncology: What a Teacher Did On Her Summer ‘Vacation,’ and How It is Ending

| August 8, 2012

Matanzas High teacher and columnist JoAnn Nahirny returns from what was not exactly a summer break, with a story of her students’ unique success in the Flagler school district–and shattering news about herself for her returning students next week.

Julia Roberts, a Cancer Patient at Florida Hospital Flagler, Marries Sweetheart of 17 Years

| May 30, 2012

Palm Coast resident Julia Roberts was admitted at Florida Hospital Flagler on May 4. On May 22, in her hospital room, she was married to Terry Adolph after hospital staff took care of vritually all the arrangements.

With Verve and Survivors, Bunnell Pinks Up In 4-Mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

| October 23, 2010

Bunnell’s first annual “Going the Extra Mile” walk for breast cancer awareness Saturday morning drew some 160 people and raised $2,500.

FPC’s Boys Raced, Pink-Socked, in Breast Cancer Solidarity at Manhattan Invitational

| October 15, 2010

Inspired by their coach, an idea started by Brad Walbert, to honor his grandfather, developed into team-wide solidarity for breast cancer victims–with unexpected and moving results as the boys raced in in New York City.

The Live Wire, Tuesday, Oct. 12: Pink Boots Lenny Keeps His Job, Hiaasen on Amendment 4

| October 12, 2010

Palm Coast’s Breast Cancer Awareness man of the week, Lenny Grocki, was not fired; Carl Hiaasen speaks truth to Amendment 4 detractors; Wall Street continues to rake it in, and much more.

A Wedding Made in Deli: How Aquarius Conquered Cancer

| September 6, 2010

He’s 60. She’s 65. They’ve each been married twice before. She was just diagnosed with terminal cancer. They’re getting married at Strathmore’s Deli, with Mayor Netts officiating.

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