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Breast Cancer

Balancing harsh treatment

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

There are two pieces of advice I received upon my diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer in 2009 that I believe made a world of difference in getting through chemo and radiation. Read story

Take control

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

As I look back, I believe what really helped me the most in coming to grips with this horrific diagnosis was to do things that made me feel as if I had some control. Read story

Focus on you

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

One of the most important things to know is that your experience is as unique as you are. Your journey will be different than everyone else's journey. Read story

Registered nurse Gina Richardson, from left, and physical therapist Joyce Masters talk with patient Nancy Lindley of Vancouver during an appointment Sept. 7 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Lindley, 75, was diagnosed in January with advanced lymphedema that required several weeks of compression wrapping to reduce swelling.

Living with Lymphedema: New challenge for breast cancer patients

Registered nurse Gina Richardson, from left, and physical therapist Joyce Masters talk with patient Nancy Lindley of Vancouver during an appointment Sept. 7 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Lindley, 75, was diagnosed in January with advanced lymphedema that required several weeks of compression wrapping to reduce swelling.

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

Nancy Lindley had noticed swelling in various parts of her body for years. Sometimes her legs, sometimes her left arm, but the swelling always went away. Read story

You’re a survivor

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

Try your very best to have a positive outlook and mindset, and project that. Yes, there will be rough, miserable and hopeless days. Do not let those define you. You are still you! Read story

Kayla Christensen, right, and her mother, Kristi, both of Woodland, have a genetic mutation that makes them susceptible to breast cancer. Kristi was diagnosed with breast cancer when Kayla was a tween. Kayla, 25, underwent a preventive mastectomy so she wouldn't have to worry about receiving her own breast cancer diagnosis.

Woodland woman gets preventive mastectomy after BRCA gene test

Kayla Christensen, right, and her mother, Kristi, both of Woodland, have a genetic mutation that makes them susceptible to breast cancer. Kristi was diagnosed with breast cancer when Kayla was a tween. Kayla, 25, underwent a preventive mastectomy so she wouldn't have to worry about receiving her own breast cancer diagnosis.

October 9, 2016, 4:10pm Breast Cancer

Kayla Christensen was only a tween when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she remembers enough about the journey: the surgery to remove the cancerous tissue, the radiation, the chemotherapy, the sickness, the lost hair. Read story

Dr. Manish Champaneria performs breast reconstruction surgery, which can be seen in the reflection of his glasses, on a patient Sept. 12 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The microsurgical reconstruction procedure, called deep inferior epigastric perforator flap, uses tissue from the abdomen to reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy.

Natural option for breast cancer patients

Dr. Manish Champaneria performs breast reconstruction surgery, which can be seen in the reflection of his glasses, on a patient Sept. 12 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The microsurgical reconstruction procedure, called deep inferior epigastric perforator flap, uses tissue from the abdomen to reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy.

October 9, 2016, 5:59am Breast Cancer

After having a cancerous tumor removed from her right breast, Mindy Lytle didn't want anything foreign in her body. Read story

Lara MacGregor, a participant in a new crowdsourcing project for metastatic breast cancer research, poses for a photo as she undergoes treatment at the Norton Cancer Center in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Timothy D.

Crowdsourcing effort takes aim at deadliest breast cancers

Lara MacGregor, a participant in a new crowdsourcing project for metastatic breast cancer research, poses for a photo as she undergoes treatment at the Norton Cancer Center in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Timothy D.

October 7, 2016, 10:03am Breast Cancer

Forget the pink ribbons. Spitting in a tube for science is what unites a growing group of breast cancer patients taking part in a unique project to advance treatment for the deadliest form of the disease. Read story

PeaceHealth offers free mammograms for uninsured

September 22, 2016, 10:35am Breast Cancer

The Kearney Breast Center at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is offering free 3-D mammograms for those who are uninsured and underinsured. The free breast cancer screenings are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22. The screenings are open to women who are over 40, have no current breast concerns, live… Read story

What would you advise someone who just learned they have breast cancer?

September 4, 2016, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Who better to offer advice to people receiving breast cancer diagnoses than those who have already walked the path? Read story