By: Hollie Hojek firstname.lastname@example.org Rain, rain go away, come back and other weekend but this one. The rain in the forecast isn't ruining everyone's plan, but it is keeping some campers away. The sunMore>>
Siouxland Campgrounds Still Packing in the People Despite Poor Weekend WeatherMore>>
By: Tim Seaman email@example.com On Thursday, a pretty cool relay put on by law enforcement officers from across the state ran through central Iowa for the Special Olympics Torch Run. The event helpsMore>>
When the torch arrived Sioux City West sophomore JJ Reeg–Beckner had the honor of igniting the Special Olympic cauldron. Reeg-Beckner was selected from more than 2,500 athletes to finish the run.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News (AP) About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year. AAA says that mirrors an expected dropMore>>
About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News (AP) Nebraska students showed improvement in this year's statewide writing proficiency test. Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced Friday that 66 percentMore>>
Nebraska students showed improvement in this year's statewide writing proficiency test.
Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced Friday that 66 percent of 8th graders met or exceeded state standards, a 2 percent increase over the previous year.More>>
By Channel 9 Eyewitness News firstname.lastname@example.org Iowa investigators say the discovery of blood of a missing 15-year-old girl has diminished hope of finding her alive. Bill Kietzman of the Iowa DivisionMore>>
15-year old Kathlynn Shepard went missing on Monday.More>>
By: Scott Larson email@example.com How comfortable do you feel strolling the streets in Sioux City? That's a question that the Blue Zones Project is asking. And today they brought in an expert toMore>>
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute's Dan Burden assists Sioux City & Blue Zones Project with working out more pedestrian friendly roads.More>>
By: Sam Doerr firstname.lastname@example.org With Memorial Day looming, highways will see a increase in traffic. It's something local authorities are well aware of so they're taking steps to ensure a safe weekendMore>>
With Memorial Day looming, highways will see a increase in traffic. It's something local authorities are well aware of so they're taking steps to ensure a safe weekend for everyone.More>>
By: Sam Doerr email@example.com Fifteen Sioux City teachers are headed back to the classroom. This comes a day after the Iowa state legislator passed an education reform bill giving the school districtMore>>
Fifteen Sioux City teachers are headed back to the classroom. This comes a day after the Iowa state legislator passed an education reform bill giving the school district more money than it planned on.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness Newsnews@kcautv.comSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year. AAA saysMore>>
High fuel costs expected to keep travelers home.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness Newsnews@kcautv.comLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A new program will offer an online education in financial literacy to Nebraska high school students and parents.State Treasurer Don StenbergMore>>
New program will offer an online education in financial literacy.More>>
DES MOINES, IOWA - September 27, 2010 - This year, an estimated 207,090 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, including over 2,000 in Iowa. Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. According to the American Cancer Society, the best way to find breast cancer early - when it is easiest to treat - is for women to get a mammogram every year starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as they are in good health.
Thanks to mammography, doctors are now catching smaller tumors, and a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer has now dropped 31 percent since mortality rates peaked in 1989. Breast cancer, however, still ranks second among cancer deaths in women (after lung cancer). Mammography can identify breast cancer at an early stage, usually before physical symptoms develop when the disease is most treatable. The five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 98 percent among individuals whose cancer is has not spread beyond the breast at the time of diagnosis.
"This is one screening test I recommend unequivocally, and would recommend to any woman 40 and over, be she a patient, a stranger, or a family member," says Otis W. Brawley, MD, national chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society has spent more on breast cancer research than on any other cancer - having invested more than $418.7 million in breast cancer research grants since 1971. The majority of the Society's basic cancer research projects also have a potential benefit for breast cancer. The Society has played a part in many major breast cancer research breakthroughs in recent history.
The American Cancer Society also offers people facing breast cancer free services to overcome daily challenges, like transportation, lodging, guidance through every step of the cancer experience, and information to help them make decisions about their care.
For additional information about breast cancer, please call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org/.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org/