Calling breast cancer patients, survivors

The Columbian is looking for reader submissions for the annual breast cancer section

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian Health Reporter



A breast cancer diagnosis can mean months of tests, uncertainty, chemotherapy, radiation and surgical procedures. How do those who receive the diagnosis endure what follows?

The Columbian is looking for breast cancer patients and survivors to share their sources of strength. Whom or what did you lean on to get through the long road of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship?

These short stories will appear in The Columbian’s annual breast cancer section publishing Oct. 8.

Submissions of 250 words or less should be sent to staff writer Marissa Harshman,, by Sept. 8. Please include your name, city of residence and information about your breast cancer diagnosis.