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Breast Cancer

The Pink Phoenix dragon boat team, all breast cancer survivors, paddle at Vancouver Lake Sunday in Row for the Cure, a fundraiser for breast cancer research sponsored by the nonprofit group Susan G. Komen of Oregon and SW Washington.

Women ‘Row for the Cure’ at Vancouver Lake

The Pink Phoenix dragon boat team, all breast cancer survivors, paddle at Vancouver Lake Sunday in Row for the Cure, a fundraiser for breast cancer research sponsored by the nonprofit group Susan G. Komen of Oregon and SW Washington.

July 24, 2016, 6:45pm Breast Cancer

A mammogram detected Merle Sherman’s stage one invasive breast cancer on Friday, February 13, 2009. Her surgery was Friday the 13th of March. Read story

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Mastectomies focus of study

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April 25, 2016, 6:02am Breast Cancer

Tens of thousands of mourners attended the funeral Thursday of a well-known Pakistani Sufi singer who was gunned down the day before in the port city of Karachi in an attack claimed by Islamic extremists. Read story

Breast tomosynthesis, also called 3-D mammograms, are gradually arriving in more hospitals.

As 3-D mammograms increase, here’s what to know

Breast tomosynthesis, also called 3-D mammograms, are gradually arriving in more hospitals.

November 23, 2015, 5:59am Breast Cancer

Women going in for mammograms may encounter new technology: 3-D. Read story

Aradiologist compares an image from earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas.

American Cancer Society says start mammograms at 45, not 40

Aradiologist compares an image from earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas.

October 20, 2015, 9:23am Breast Cancer

New mammogram advice from the American Cancer Society says most women should start annual screenings at age 45 instead of 40, a change that moves the group closer to guidelines from an influential advisory task force. Read story

H&M will donate 25 percent of the purchase price of a selection of women's and home products, including this floral dress, to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative.

Here are some good deals for good cause

H&M will donate 25 percent of the purchase price of a selection of women's and home products, including this floral dress, to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative.

October 16, 2015, 5:27am Breast Cancer

Different fashion retailers donate portion of sales to breast cancer research Read story

Pre-race warm up at the Girlfriends Half Marathon.

Running in the Pink

Pre-race warm up at the Girlfriends Half Marathon.

October 12, 2015, 4:35pm Breast Cancer

The Girlfriends Run for the Cure was established in 2007 by Northwest Personal Training owner Sherri McMillan who was inspired by friend and breast cancer survivor Joleen Skarberg. Read story

Mary Sullivan, in jacket, and her twin sister, Meg Perlick, both of Vancouver, are both breast cancers survivors who have gone on to lead healthy, active lives.

Twins share fight with breast cancer

Mary Sullivan, in jacket, and her twin sister, Meg Perlick, both of Vancouver, are both breast cancers survivors who have gone on to lead healthy, active lives.

October 11, 2015, 6:03am Breast Cancer

Mary Sullivan and Meg Perlick have shared a lot over the years, including a battle against cancer. Read story

Adriana Dorsey underwent breast brachytherapy last year.

Radiation targets breast cancer from within

Adriana Dorsey underwent breast brachytherapy last year.

October 11, 2015, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Adriana Dorsey never imagined her routine mammogram would lead to a cancer diagnosis. Read story

Breast cancer survivor Jill Barr, under the observation of physical therapist Joyce Masters, practices strength-building exercises.

Physical therapy positive step for patients

Breast cancer survivor Jill Barr, under the observation of physical therapist Joyce Masters, practices strength-building exercises.

October 11, 2015, 5:59am Breast Cancer

Stevette Camp's world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last April. Read story

Breast cancer survivor Ruthie Westlund of Vancouver uses a beige pair of knitted breast prosthetics, called Knitted Knockers, until she's able undergo breast reconstruction surgery. The Bellingham-based nonprofit has distributed more than 5,000 of the prosthetics to women across the country.

Survivors enjoy gentle support with Knitted Knockers

Breast cancer survivor Ruthie Westlund of Vancouver uses a beige pair of knitted breast prosthetics, called Knitted Knockers, until she's able undergo breast reconstruction surgery. The Bellingham-based nonprofit has distributed more than 5,000 of the prosthetics to women across the country.

October 11, 2015, 5:59am Breast Cancer

Barbara Demorest hit bottom after being diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. Read story