Futuristic technology makes unsightly reminders of the past disappear

By Marissa Harshman May 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Gloria Hellsund was diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago.

Race for the Cure registration open

By The Columbian May 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Registration for the annual Race for the Cure, Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington's signature event, opened Friday.

Vancouver man, doctor fight against breast cancer

By Marissa Harshman December 14, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Jarrett LeClaire and his wife, Irene, were newlyweds trying to start a family when Irene discovered a small tumor in her right breast.

Breast cancer prevention drug gives lasting protection, study finds

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times December 11, 2014 10:45 a.m.

Taking the cancer drug tamoxifen for five years drives down the incidence of breast cancer in women at high risk for the disease by close to 30 percent, researchers have found. And the medication’s protective effects against breast cancer appear to last, unabated, for as long as 16 years after a woman stops taking it, a new study says.

Breast cancer risk can be tough call

By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun November 3, 2014 6 a.m.

BALTIMORE — When Beth Stewart was 36 years old, she felt a pebble-sized lump in her breast.

Girlfriends half marathon energizes cancer survivors

By Stevie Mathieu October 12, 2014 4:59 p.m.

When Sara Dougherty was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, she had difficulty mustering up enough energy to walk across a room.

How to help after cancer diagnosis

By Cheryl Powell, Akron Beacon Journal October 6, 2014 6 a.m.

AKRON, Ohio — "It will make you stronger."

Breast cancer chemoprevention is a hard sell, but should it be?

By Judy Peres, Chicago Tribune October 6, 2014 5:59 a.m.

If oncologist Larry Wickerham ruled the world, every woman would know her chances of getting breast cancer, and those at high risk would be offered a drug to prevent the disease.

Local doctor makes case for annual mammograms

By Marissa Harshman October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Earlier this year, a Canadian study challenging the need for annual mammograms prompted women across the country to question whether they needed the yearly X-rays.

Body image, personal choices factor into breast reconstruction surgery

By Marissa Harshman October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Susan Pagel was diagnosed with breast cancer Sept. 16, 2013.

Kaiser, Komen join forces to aid Latinas

By Sue Vorenberg October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

After losing a sister to breast cancer nine years ago, Socorro Hernandez, 46, knew about the importance of early screening.

Botox plays powerful healing role

By Marissa Harshman October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

The decision to undergo a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery was an easy one for Erin Graves.

CrossFit gave Vancouver woman fitness for the fight

By Marissa Harshman October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Susan Gotshall had always struggled to find activities that motivated her to exercise.

Man’s breast cancer diagnosis was surprise

By Marissa Harshman October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Dean Black has been healthy his whole life.

New name, distance for fundraising marathon

October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

The annual Girlfriends race in downtown Vancouver has a new name and a new addition, but it still has the same goal in its eighth year as it did in its first: Raise money for breast cancer research.