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Breast Cancer Awareness

Vancouver’s Murdock Trust gives $151,500 to Pink Lemonade Project

July 7, 2022, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust recently donated $151,500 to help breast cancer organization Pink Lemonade Project fund a new position. Read story

Breast cancer survivors are yarn good

May 10, 2022, 6:05am Breast Cancer

On the last Sunday of each month, 89-year-old Pat Anderson of Escondido, Calif., gets together with the six other local senior women who make up her highly specialized knitting circle.… Read story

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 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

The Catch-22 dragon boat team, which includes a subdivision of breast cancer survivors, practices in August at Vancouver Lake.

Breast cancer survivors find strength, sisterhood on dragon boat

The Catch-22 dragon boat team, which includes a subdivision of breast cancer survivors, practices in August at Vancouver Lake.

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

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Clark County breast cancer survivors offer advice, support after diagnosis

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October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Facing a breast cancer diagnosis can be a frightening prospect. 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

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