Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Francine Walton, MPH, and her mother, Marcia Walton, on a trip to Maine in the fall
May 31, 2023

Mother & Daughter: How cancer shaped the career path of the Office for Community Outreach & Engagement’s Program Director Francine Walton, MPH

Francine Walton, MPH, is a program director in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach & Engagement. Sharing the importance of cancer screening, early detection, and access to care is all in a day’s work as she leads the outreach and community education programs. But it’s also a personal priority. Her mother, a four-time cancer survivor, has had a profound influence on Walton’s career path.
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Jeana Nesmith Russell sitting outside on a park bench
August 2, 2022

Hope Through Adversity — How One Patient Continues to Press Forward with Gratitude for Life, Family, and Friends

Nearly 32 years ago, Jeana Nesmith Russell was beginning her dream career as a nurse in one of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s hospital units while pursuing her graduate degree. Little did she know that her life was about to change forever.
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angel squad
April 20, 2020

Breast Cancer Support Group Celebrates 20 Years of Service at UAB

Individuals who are diagnosed with cancer can benefit from compassion and understanding shown by hospital volunteers. Patients at UAB Medicine's Breast Health Center (BHC) who experience such comfort from a stranger may suspect an angel is in their presence. In one sense, they would be correct.
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