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Breast Cancer

Matt and Krystal Fleeger welcomed their daughter, Neva, into the world on Aug. 2. Eighteen months earlier, Krystal Fleeger was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery.

New lease on life

Matt and Krystal Fleeger welcomed their daughter, Neva, into the world on Aug. 2. Eighteen months earlier, Krystal Fleeger was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery.

October 11, 2015, 5:59am Breast Cancer

Krystal and Matt Fleeger never planned to have children. After 18 years together, the Portland couple thought they would live out the rest of their lives together, just the two of them. Read story

Brian Norske had been with Jori for just a few months when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and eventually had a double mastectomy. "The relationship goes on the back burner. The thing that becomes a priority is your partner getting well and staying well," he said.

Breast cancer is a relationship changer

Brian Norske had been with Jori for just a few months when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and eventually had a double mastectomy. "The relationship goes on the back burner. The thing that becomes a priority is your partner getting well and staying well," he said.

October 11, 2015, 5:59am Breast Cancer

You're the rock. And you must learn to roll. Read story

Alicia Clausen, 37, and her husband of 15 years, Pete, learned she  had breast cancer in June. The Vancouver couple had planned to start a family this year but had to put those plans on hold after learning she had cancer.

Couple weathers ‘speed bump’ as cancer diagnosis takes unexpected turns

Alicia Clausen, 37, and her husband of 15 years, Pete, learned she  had breast cancer in June. The Vancouver couple had planned to start a family this year but had to put those plans on hold after learning she had cancer.

October 11, 2015, 5:59am Breast Cancer

When Alicia Clausen found a lump in her left breast while showering four months ago, she knew it couldn't be good. Read story

Race for the Cure draws 16,000, raises more than $2.35M for Komen

October 11, 2015, 5:58am Breast Cancer

An estimated 16,000 people turned out for the 24th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Portland last month. Read story

Program offers child care for moms getting cancer treatment

October 11, 2015, 5:58am Breast Cancer

Affordable, quality child care can be a genuine lifesaver. That's no exaggeration. Lack of funds can lead to lack of child care, which can lead to missed doctor appointments or even missed cancer treatments. Read story

Jeff Campbell, owner of Double Fifth Dragon Boating, attaches the removable head onto the new Kearney Breast Center dragon boat that was unveiled July 30. Buddhist monks performed a blessing ceremony for the boat.

Survivors team up on dragon boat

Jeff Campbell, owner of Double Fifth Dragon Boating, attaches the removable head onto the new Kearney Breast Center dragon boat that was unveiled July 30. Buddhist monks performed a blessing ceremony for the boat.

October 11, 2015, 5:58am Breast Cancer

Janna Brown has always dreamed of seeing a team of local breast cancer survivors paddling a dragon boat. Read story

Statistics about breast cancer

October 11, 2015, 5:58am Breast Cancer

By the numbers Read story

"This exercise helped me affirm the things that are important."

Creativity vs. cancer: How doing art can help healing

"This exercise helped me affirm the things that are important."

October 11, 2015, 5:58am Breast Cancer

When you're making art, something happens that goes so much deeper than words. Read story

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

Earliest breast cancer’s risk studied

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

August 23, 2015, 5:00pm Breast Cancer

CHICAGO — New research shows that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks, the same disparities seen for more advanced cancer. Read story

Kearney Breast Center dragon boat takes first lap

July 30, 2015, 5:00pm Breast Cancer

A pink dragon slipped into Vancouver Lake Thursday morning, taking a lap in the calm waters the dragon will now call home. Read story