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Breast Cancer Awareness

Pandemic isolated breast cancer patients when they needed connection most

October 10, 2021, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Pink-clad runners and walkers are converging on Vancouver’s waterfront this morning. The return of the Girlfriends Run in person after last year’s virtual event is just another example of how… Read story

Breast cancer survivors find strength, sisterhood on dragon boat

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

When Tammy Michelson climbed onto a dragon boat for her first-ever race, she knew she was prepared. Read story

Clark County breast cancer survivors offer advice, support after diagnosis

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Facing a breast cancer diagnosis can be a frightening prospect. Read story

Breast Cancer By the Numbers

410
Annual average number of breast cancer cases in Clark County from 2011 to 2018
58
Average number of annual breast cancer deaths in Clark County between 2011 to 2019
6,810
Estimated number of breast cancer cases in women in Washington in 2020
940
Estimated number of breast cancer deaths in women in Washington in 2020
281,550
Estimated number of new cases of invasive breast cancer in men and women in the U.S. in 2020
276,480
Estimated number of new breast cancer cases in women in the U.S. in 2020
41,500
Estimated number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2020
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

Dense breasts can complicate tests

October 26, 2021, 6:02am Breast Cancer

Women are being encouraged to get their annual breast cancer screening and for good reason. Screening can save lives. Read story

Are you due for a mammogram?

October 26, 2021, 6:02am Breast Cancer

A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breasts that is used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths. Read story

Breast cancer and patients’ use of weed

October 19, 2021, 6:05am Breast Cancer

New survey results reveal many patients with breast cancer smoke, vape or consume marijuana to alleviate symptoms and side effects from treatments — but most of them hide the cannabis use from their doctors. Read story

Art by Aimee Berg (Contributed photo)

Art therapy a healing outlet for breast cancer patients

Art by Aimee Berg (Contributed photo)

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

The emotions associated with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are sometimes too overwhelming to put into words. When there are no words, many breast cancer patients and survivors opt for pictures instead. Read story

A deadly disparity Photo Gallery
Race for the Cure, 2017 Photo Gallery
Run Joleen, Run Photo Gallery
Amy Hawkins and Ben Novinger begin a workout at their home in Portland. They are participants in a OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute trial program called Exercising Together. Continuing research demonstrates that exercise is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.

Run for your life: Exercise important for breast cancer patients

Amy Hawkins and Ben Novinger begin a workout at their home in Portland. They are participants in a OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute trial program called Exercising Together. Continuing research demonstrates that exercise is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

You don’t have to tell all the people participating in today’s Girlfriends Run for a Cure event on the Vancouver waterfront that exercise is a great way to get and stay healthy. Read story

Zahi Mitri, M.D., M.S., is an OHSU School of Medicine assistant professor and a medical oncologist at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland.

New breast cancer approach: Self-defense

Zahi Mitri, M.D., M.S., is an OHSU School of Medicine assistant professor and a medical oncologist at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

After decades of going after breast cancer with chemotherapy — the medical equivalent of a sledgehammer, smashing everything in its path — scientists are developing and deploying gentler, finer, more targeted tools that work better and cause fewer side effects. They’re learning how to blend and customize medications and treatment… Read story

Breast cancer survivors Sherry Stose of Ridgefield, right, and Susan Pagel of Vancouver.

Sisterhood of breast cancer survivors leads the way

Breast cancer survivors Sherry Stose of Ridgefield, right, and Susan Pagel of Vancouver.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Sherry Stose was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly a decade ago, but she still recalls her gut reaction. Read story