Buddy to Buddy

Buddy to Buddy

This months Buddy to Buddy: the effectiveness of Mammograms

5:55 PM, Mar 11, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) -- The idea behind screening for breast cancer using mammograms is pretty straightforward: If you can detect breast cancer earlier, you can improve your odds of survival.

Buddy to Buddy: Small hands, big heart

9:18 PM, Feb 11, 2014

LINCOLN, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Breast cancer has affected the lives of so many people in Maine, including young children, who often watch loved ones struggle with treatment and cope with the disease.

Sugarloaf snowcat spreading breast cancer awareness

6:42 PM, Jan 8, 2014

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you've hit the slopes at Sugarloaf lately, you've likely seen the newest addition to their grooming fleet: a pink snowcat.

State Police breast cancer plates to be auctioned off

6:22 PM, Nov 13, 2013

FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State Troopers are helping in the fight against breast cancer.

Emotional pain lingers after breast cancer battle

5:16 PM, Sep 4, 2013

(NEWS CENTER) - A battle with breast cancer leaves physical and emotional scars.

Both need attention if a survivor is going to make a full recovery.

Navigating insurance through a breast cancer diagnosis

5:28 PM, Aug 14, 2013

BUXTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- When you're diagnosed with any form of cancer there are so many questions, and suddenly you're sent to a number of different appointments; there are all sorts of treatments, and the last thing you want to do is deal with red tape from your insurance company.

Survivor reaches new heights with family support

6:08 PM, Jul 10, 2013

KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Ask any woman who's been through it, and they'll tell you that one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against breast cancer is having a strong support system.

Using art as a way to cope with a breast cancer diagnosis

1:45 PM, Jun 18, 2013

SOUTH BRISTOL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- We all have different ways of coping with difficult times. For Sally Loughridge, her outlet was painting.

Buddy to Buddy: Practice designed with women in mind

6:20 PM, May 8, 2013

BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Dr. Kimberly Lieber and Dr. Susan O'Connor are no strangers to the struggles that having breast cancer presents. They have both seen them first hand.

"On Eagles' Wings" Wellness center ready to open

3:26 PM, Apr 10, 2013

BRIDGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - For Ann Ruel, the "On Eagles' Wings Wellness Center" is more than just a building: it's a manifestation of her strength as a breast cancer survivor.

Buddy to Buddy: Altering the Matrix

5:26 PM, Mar 13, 2013

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It sounds like a line from a movie: altering the matrix, but it's part of a cancer research project happening in Scarborough, at Maine Medical Center.

Buddy to Buddy: Survivors adjust back to normal

6:46 PM, Dec 6, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - When soldiers return home from battle, they often have a hard time re-adjusting to their previous lives. The same can be said for someone who's just been through a battle with a life-threatening disease, such as breast cancer.

Women with dense breasts more likely to get cancer

4:13 PM, Nov 6, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Women who have dense breasts are four to five times more likely to develop breast cancer than women with low breast density.

Buddy to Buddy: Carmen Darkis - Living with Cancer

6:16 PM, Oct 5, 2012

BANGOR, Maine (NEWSCENTER) -- They say that cancer changes you. That it makes you look at things in new and different ways, makes you more open to other people and to new experiences.

5K supports Maine fight against breast cancer

6:13 PM, Sep 6, 2012

SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- On Saturday, nearly two hundred people will run and walk through downtown Saco to raise money in the fight against breast cancer.

Breast cancer survivor runs in Susan G Komen race

4:08 PM, Sep 4, 2012

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- In the summer of 2007, Jane Sawyer's world changed when her gynecologist found a lump in her breast during a routine exam.

Radioactive seed guides surgeons to breast tumors

5:00 PM, Aug 6, 2012

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Cutting edge technology that is revolutionizing breast cancer surgery across the country, will soon be available in Southern Maine.

Buddy to Buddy: Strength from cycling

4:05 PM, Jul 6, 2012

(NEWS CENTER) -- Linda Braley started to get into bicycle racing when she was in her 30s. It was a hobby she put aside when she became a mother, but it later became the source of her strength when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast cancer survivor program helps them thrive

12:56 PM, Jul 2, 2012

BANGOR, Maine-- A new program at the Bangor Y helps Breast Cancer Survivors become thrivers. The program is called, Thrive with Exercise and is put on by Caring Connections. The program helps ndividuals raise self esteem.

Bat Girl for a Day, Fan for Life

5:28 PM, Jun 6, 2012


In 2007 the Red Sox were on top of the world, having just won the World Series. But since then, it's been rough.

Take me out to the ball game

10:57 AM, Jun 6, 2012

Learning you have breast cancer is some of the worst news you can get.  But learning that you've won a very special day at Fenway Park is something else!

Groups want breast cancer awareness motorcycle plate

3:22 PM, May 7, 2012

FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There's an effort underway to match the success of the Maine Breast Cancer specialty license plate with a plate just for motorcycles.

Fight Breast Cancer event planned

3:43 PM, May 2, 2012

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the whole family helps battle the disease. An event happening on Mother's Day is hoping to bring families who have been affected by breast cancer together.

Device helps chemo patients keep their hair

11:54 AM, Apr 24, 2012

(KXAS) - A woman's hair is one of her most identifying features, so it makes sense that hair loss can be an emotionally devastating side effect of chemotherapy.

Buddy to Buddy: The Peleton Project

6:59 PM, Apr 6, 2012

AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- We're 6 months away from the Dempsey Challenge, but cycling enthusiasts are already training for the October ride. There's a special group about 2,500 miles away bringing something extra to Lewiston this year.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2012

3:08 PM, Mar 29, 2012

The Race is September 9 around Back Cove in Portland (starting at Payson Park). Register to race, or sign up to volunteer, today!

More options available for breast cancer patients

6:31 PM, Mar 6, 2012

WATERVILLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the primary goal is treating and surviving the cancer.

Making breast reconstruction easier

4:18 PM, Mar 6, 2012

Making it simpler and easier for breast cancer patients.