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Janna Moats writes a check Monday to nonprofit Friends of the Children during the first meeting of 100 Women Who Care of SW Washington at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver.

Women gather to give big

Janna Moats writes a check Monday to nonprofit Friends of the Children during the first meeting of 100 Women Who Care of SW Washington at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver.

October 18, 2016, 8:35pm Breast Cancer

An amused photographer stood on a ladder, looking at the group of more than 100 women trying to organize themselves for a group photo. They crowded on and around a small stage Monday night at The Heathman Lodge, quieting their chatter only for a few seconds until they heard the… Read story

Runners set off at the starting line of the annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure in Vancouver on Sunday.

Another finish line at Girlfriends Run for a Cure

Runners set off at the starting line of the annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure in Vancouver on Sunday.

October 16, 2016, 5:59pm Breast Cancer

Karen Johnson and Jennifer Gorder run together all the time. Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012 file photo, a radiologist compares an image from earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas. The technology can detect much smaller cancers earlier. A study released Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a tumor that is not destined to become large, and presumably more life-threatening, than she is to have earlier detection of one that is.

Study questions value of mammograms, breast cancer screenings

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012 file photo, a radiologist compares an image from earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas. The technology can detect much smaller cancers earlier. A study released Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a tumor that is not destined to become large, and presumably more life-threatening, than she is to have earlier detection of one that is.

October 12, 2016, 10:00pm Breast Cancer

A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a small tumor that is not destined to grow than she is to have a true problem spotted early. Read story

Local women discuss their journeys after breast cancer diagnosis

October 10, 2016, 6:02am Breast Cancer

This year, an estimated 5,820 women in Washington will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In Clark County, about 270 women receive breast cancer diagnoses each year. Read story

The Vancouver Lake Crew women's dragon boat team Catch-22 practices in the PeaceHealth Kearney Breast Center boat at Vancouver Lake.

Women in dragon boat racing embody survivors’ mentality

The Vancouver Lake Crew women's dragon boat team Catch-22 practices in the PeaceHealth Kearney Breast Center boat at Vancouver Lake.

October 9, 2016, 4:15pm Breast Cancer

A pink dragon boat named Victorious skimmed along Vancouver Lake on a clear August morning. With each paddle stroke, 20 women propelled the boat forward. Although they represented a range of ages and backgrounds, they shared a common story. All were breast cancer survivors — and their cancer had introduced… Read story

Participants in the Girlfriends Run for a Cure half marathon start their footrace in 2014 in downtown Vancouver.

Girlfriends Run, Pink Brigade Guys still taking it to the streets

Participants in the Girlfriends Run for a Cure half marathon start their footrace in 2014 in downtown Vancouver.

October 9, 2016, 4:15pm Breast Cancer

When Sherri McMillan organized the first Girlfriends run 10 years ago, she had no idea what the October event would morph into. Read story

Tips for Breast Cancer Warriors

October 9, 2016, 4:11pm Breast Cancer

Keep moving forward. Read story

After receiving her breast cancer diagnosis, Susan Gotshall turned to fitness and her family at CrossFit Untamed in Vancouver.

Survivor updates: Positive attitude, excitement about the future

After receiving her breast cancer diagnosis, Susan Gotshall turned to fitness and her family at CrossFit Untamed in Vancouver.

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

Editor’s Note: The Columbian has shared the stories of dozens of women and men with breast cancer since it began publishing the Confronting Breast Cancer section in October 2013. We recently caught up with two of those women to see how they’re doing today. Read story

Registered nurse Kathryn Vandberg prepares Jenneh Onwumere, 41, of Woodland for her final chemotherapy treatment Sept. 15 at The Vancouver Clinic. Onwumere was diagnosed with breast cancer in May and will undergo a double mastectomy Tuesday.

A day in the life: Undergoing chemo for breast cancer

Registered nurse Kathryn Vandberg prepares Jenneh Onwumere, 41, of Woodland for her final chemotherapy treatment Sept. 15 at The Vancouver Clinic. Onwumere was diagnosed with breast cancer in May and will undergo a double mastectomy Tuesday.

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

Jenneh Onwumere started her day like she starts most days. Read story

Focus on creativity

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

A friend of mine told me to go buy one of every bottled water in the store. He said that during chemo water would not taste right. Find the one that works and buy a case. Read story