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Childhood Cancer

Each year in the United States, well over 15,000 children from birth to 19 are diagnosed with cancer.  KBCS’s Kendra Hanna speaks with Kelly Forebaugh of St Baldrick’s Foundation and a mother of a cancer survivor, about how treating cancer in children is different than cancer treatment for adults.

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Incarcerated Women: Cancer Walks in Prison

Relay for Life is an organization that organizes cancer walks, generating money to fight cancer. This donation fueled operation makes a positive impact on inmates who have choose to organize to fight cancer. Pamela Lorenz, an inmate at the Washington Correction Center for women,  participated in such a program while incarcerated and shares her experience with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

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Incarcerated Women: Cancer in Prison

Facing breast cancer is scary enough, but learning you have cancer while incarcerated comes with its own set of problems. Pamela Lorenz, an inmate in the Washington Correctional Center for women, found the lack of support groups and privacy as the most challenging parts of facing breast cancer in prison. She shares her story with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

Photo by WCCW and Yuko Kodama

Producers Yuko Kodama and Ruth Bly