Choosing joy: Women share their battles with breast cancer

ENID, Okla. — As a healthy, active, 37 year-old woman, Lyndsay Watts didn't foresee breast cancer as a serious risk in her life. Now, little more than a month into a course of chemotherapy, Watts wants other women to be proactive about their health, and to consider getting their first mammogram in their 30s. Originally … Continue reading Choosing joy: Women share their battles with breast cancer

Think Pink: Breast cancer survivor urges women to be proactive

Sarah McLean was just 26 years old when a self-exam revealed a lump that later was diagnosed as breast cancer. McLean was 19 years younger than the age the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends women begin having mammograms, and the self-exam she credits with saving her life is no longer recommended by the ACS. The … Continue reading Think Pink: Breast cancer survivor urges women to be proactive

‘HELLFIRE AND BACK’ Desperation drives families to skirt law for medical marijuana

Oklahoma voters will consider medical marijuana in a state question on June 26. The following package of articles was written for the Enid News & Eagle in advance of that vote. The first article shares the stories of two families who have illegally brought medical marijuana to Oklahoma to treat loved ones, and why they … Continue reading ‘HELLFIRE AND BACK’ Desperation drives families to skirt law for medical marijuana

Be proactive about your care: a breast cancer survivor’s advice

Ringwood Okla. -- Michelle Schmidt was in her mid-30s when she found a lump in her breast during a self-examination. The discovery led to the early detection of breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, according to the American … Continue reading Be proactive about your care: a breast cancer survivor’s advice