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Radiologic technologist Paula Andersen poses with the Selenia Dimensions digital mammography machine at Westfields Hospital. The machine was added to the hospital earlier this year and is a key tool in finding breast cancer early. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

Finding breast cancer early

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no escaping the reminders.

Pink ribbons and pink clothing are everywhere, including on athletes at every level from the NFL down to the New Richmond Tigers.


But awareness is only part of the battle against cancer, and the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin, attached to Westfields Hospital in New Richmond, is doing its part in screening, diagnosing and treating breast cancer as well.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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