breast cancer http://wxpr.org en Northwoods Legislator Battling Cancer http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-legislator-battling-cancer <p>Mary Czaja&nbsp;is a state legislator from Irma. She's&nbsp; a businesswoman with an insurance background. She's also facing cancer again after having the disease 10 years ago.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">As she told&nbsp; WXPR&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;her story from a medical facility in Madison, she wanted to get the message out that prevention is something everyone should consider.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 16083 at http://wxpr.org Northwoods Legislator Battling Cancer Health Officials Call For Yearly Mammograms http://wxpr.org/post/health-officials-call-yearly-mammograms <p>It&rsquo;s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Public health officials are urging women over the age of 50 to get an annual mammogram.&nbsp; Vilas County Public Health Nurse Pam Pederson says the breast x-ray can help catch early signs of cancer.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Breast cancer if detected early is very treatable.&nbsp; If they do these yearly exams, chances are we&rsquo;re gonna catch it in a early stage, and be able to treat it and save lives.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:12:23 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9298 at http://wxpr.org Health Officials Call For Yearly Mammograms