Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
October 8, 2015
by Rachel Cramsey

LIVING Proof: A Survivor’s Story

I am LIVING proof that self-breast exams can save lives. At the age of 33, it would have been at least 7 more years before I would have had my […]

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October 22, 2014
by William Spear

It’s time to put yourself in trained hands…your own.

This past summer I went to Chicago, took a course, and obtained certification to teach women the MammaCare breast self-examination method. Before I went, I thought about my own comfort […]

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October 8, 2014
by Lori Wilkey

“Bosom Buddies” – Breast Cancer Awareness

I work at Blessing so you would think it would be easy for me to pop in the Breast Center and have my annual mammogram. But even though I have […]

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October 22, 2013
by William Spear

Before and After Moments

Before my mother’s cancer diagnosis, I thought about the pending move my husband and I would make into a new-to-us home; paint colors, decisions about flooring, removing wall paper, and […]

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October 15, 2013
by Connie Palmer

Pink Families

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Pink is everywhere and it is good to raise funds for research and spread awareness.  But for families who have a loved one diagnosed […]

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October 9, 2013
by Will & Kristin Spear

Surviving Breast Cancer and Thriving

Norma McNay was a young mother when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1972.  Her two children, Craig and Sarah, were only six and two years old.  Normal shared her […]

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October 2, 2013
by William Spear

What is a Breast Cancer Navigator?

Hearing the sentence, “You have breast cancer” will transform a woman’s life in a matter of seconds. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2013 an estimated 297,000 women in […]

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Will, Thank you for all your help, kindness, and expertise.  Everything was perfect!  Mom would have been very pleased.

— M. H. & D. N.

Thank you all so very much, God Bless!

— J. B.

A big thank you so very much for making something we were all dreading so much as comfortabnle as it could be.  You could not have done anything better.

— V. K.