By: ELLIE MERRITT | NBC4
Published: September 25, 2012
Updated: September 25, 2012 – 3:46 PM
Upper Arlington, Ohio –Stefanie Spielman is remembered for her brave fight against breast cancer. She helped raise money to fight the disease, and inspired others to join her.
While Spielman lost her battle to cancer, her fight continues through the work of her friends and family.
“I promised my mom that I would continue to fight against cancer. Our
Friends and family of the late Stefanie Spielman will host a football tailgate party Sept. 29 to honor the memory of the cancer crusader and raise money for state-of-the-art breast cancer screening technology.
Before Stefanie Spielman died in November 2009 at age 42, she battled breast cancer five times.
Through her fame as a tireless community activist and wife of Ohio State University and NFL football player Chris Spielman, she helped raise millions of dollars for cancer awareness, treatment and research.
After the first bout with the disease that ultimately took her
Digital tomosynthesis (pronounced toh-moh-SIN-thah-sis) creates a 3-dimensional picture of the breast using x-rays. Currently, digital tomosynthesis is available only for research purposes.
Digital tomosynthesis of the breast is different from a standard mammogram in the same way a CT scan of the chest is different from a standard chest x-ray. Or think of the difference between a ball and a circle. One is 3-dimensional, the other is flat.
Mammography usually takes two x-rays of each breast from different angles: top to bottom and side to side. The breast is pulled away from
COLUMBUS, Ohio – What started as a quest by Chris and Stefanie Spielman to raise $250,000 for breast cancer research has been embraced by the central Ohio community – so much so – that more than $10 million has been raised to support vital breast cancer research and patient assistance at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).
The milestone fundraising achievement will be announced at NOON April 11 during the 13th annual Stefanie’s Champions Awards luncheon that