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Dec. 8, 2019

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Breast Cancer Awareness

MRIs of dense breasts prove to be mixed bag

December 2, 2019, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Giving women with very dense breasts an MRI scan in addition to a mammogram led to fewer missed cancers but also to a lot of false alarms and treatments that… Read story

New biopsy table aids technicians and patients

October 28, 2019, 6:05am Breast Cancer

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has a new way to better detect cancer and serve its patients. Read story

Breast Cancer Survivor Paddler Day teaches benefits of dragon boating

October 17, 2019, 9:31pm Breast Cancer

When Laura Thornquist was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, it was a shock because of how fit she was. Read story

Breast Cancer By the Numbers

355
Annual average number of new breast cancer cases in Clark County from 2012 to 2016
57
Annual average number of breast cancer deaths in Clark County from 2012 to 2016
5,840
Estimated number of breast cancer cases in women in Washington in 2019
890
Estimated number of women in Washington who will die from breast cancer in 2019
268,600
Estimated number of new cases of invasive breast cancer in the U.S. in 2019
283,930
Estimated number of new breast cancer cases in women in the U.S. in 2019
41,760
Estimated number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2019
2
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, behind lung cancer.
Sources: American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Sources of support

October 7, 2019, 6:00am Breast Cancer

For the loved ones of a breast cancer patient, it can be hard to know how to help. Read story

Vancouver mother, daughter beat breast cancer — together

October 6, 2019, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Children play downstairs. Football is on TV. Laughter fills the home. Spaghetti, ribs and fried chicken are almost ready for consumption. Read story

Kearney Breast Center growing strong in its 10th year

October 6, 2019, 5:53am Breast Cancer

Please, don’t call it a spa, but PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s Kearney Breast Center is designed to be warm and soft. Read story

For two moms with breast cancer, it was all about weathering the storm

October 6, 2019, 5:52am Breast Cancer

After more than 16 years in medicine, you’d think Dr. Toni Storm-Dickerson wouldn’t have any “firsts” left. Read story

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Support group for younger women about anything but pink ribbons

October 6, 2019, 5:52am Breast Cancer

The group of women who met to drink beer and cackle over the dirty pictures in their adult coloring books certainly didn’t act like cancer patients — whatever that would even mean. Read story

Breast cancer diagnosis a special challenge for low-income patients

October 6, 2019, 5:48am Breast Cancer

Trudy Malsey was reaching the age when “everything starts falling apart,” as she joked. Read story

For breast cancer patients, it’s about hair – and identity

October 6, 2019, 5:22am Breast Cancer

For many patients undergoing chemotherapy, anything that helps them feel like themselves again can make all the difference. Read story