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August 17, 2021, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Who better to offer advice to women receiving breast cancer diagnoses than those who have already walked the path? The Columbian is looking for breast cancer survivors to offer tips and advice to those who are receiving the diagnosis or undergoing treatment. These words of wisdom — whether essential items… Read story

A woman gets a mammogram at the University of Michigan Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Kimberly P.

Studies focus on breast cancer risk

A woman gets a mammogram at the University of Michigan Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Kimberly P.

January 26, 2021, 6:02am Breast Cancer

Two large studies give a much sharper picture of which inherited mutations raise the risk of breast cancer for women without a family history of the disease, and how common these flawed genes are in the general population. Read story

Melissa Mohr, left, practice manager for Dr. Allen Gabriel's office in Vancouver, and Susan Stearns, CEO of the Pink Lemonade Project, pause for a portrait. Pink Lemonade Project is raising funds for its Holiday Glow program. People can apply for financial assistance through the program until 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

Holiday Glow helps Clark County breast cancer patients

Melissa Mohr, left, practice manager for Dr. Allen Gabriel's office in Vancouver, and Susan Stearns, CEO of the Pink Lemonade Project, pause for a portrait. Pink Lemonade Project is raising funds for its Holiday Glow program. People can apply for financial assistance through the program until 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

November 26, 2020, 5:45am Breast Cancer

Pink Lemonade Project CEO Susan Stearns knows what it’s like trying to navigate the holidays after breast cancer treatment. Read story

Breast cancer survivor Linda Green poses with her husband, Chuck Green, in November 2018 during her last day of chemotherapy. Green's aggressive cancer was detected early. There has been a drop in mammogram screenings at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center because of the pandemic.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center behind its regular pace for mammograms

Breast cancer survivor Linda Green poses with her husband, Chuck Green, in November 2018 during her last day of chemotherapy. Green's aggressive cancer was detected early. There has been a drop in mammogram screenings at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center because of the pandemic.

November 8, 2020, 6:04am Breast Cancer

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center has seen a drop in breast cancer mammogram screenings this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Christine Gregoire, former governor of Washington, speaks at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2018.

Former Washington governor Gregoire shares breast cancer fight

Christine Gregoire, former governor of Washington, speaks at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2018.

November 1, 2020, 6:02am Breast Cancer

When Christine Gregoire got her diagnosis back in 2003, she called up two women who could definitely relate: Janet Napolitano and Heidi Heitkamp. Read story

Sherry Cianni, left, and Heather James have had to do cancer treatment without friends or family accompanying them because of COVID-19 precautions in place at clinics and hospitals.

In pandemic, breast cancer treatment a sometimes solo flight for Vancouver women

Sherry Cianni, left, and Heather James have had to do cancer treatment without friends or family accompanying them because of COVID-19 precautions in place at clinics and hospitals.

October 11, 2020, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Heather James, 50, dropped a dollop of conditioner on her chest while showering. When she wiped it off, she felt a lump. Read story

Laura Thornquist, left, demonstrates how she has been coaching teammates while the coronavirus pandemic has kept them off the lake. She corrects teammate Britten Witherspoon's form as she paddles in a water trough in Thornquist's Woodland backyard.

Members of Catch-22 dragon boat team build fitness, community after breast cancer diagnosis

Laura Thornquist, left, demonstrates how she has been coaching teammates while the coronavirus pandemic has kept them off the lake. She corrects teammate Britten Witherspoon's form as she paddles in a water trough in Thornquist's Woodland backyard.

October 11, 2020, 6:00am Breast Cancer

“You should try dragon boating.” That’s what Britten Witherspoon, 43, kept hearing from other members of her support group for young breast cancer survivors. Read story

"Mommy Found A Lump" is a children's picture book about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment by Portland surgeon Nathalie Johnson.

How to talk to children about cancer

"Mommy Found A Lump" is a children's picture book about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment by Portland surgeon Nathalie Johnson.

October 11, 2020, 5:21am Breast Cancer

Figuring out what’s really up with your parents is child’s play. Just check their text messages or eavesdrop on a phone call. That’s what one child whispered during a support group hosted by oncology social worker Krista Nelson at Portland’s Providence Cancer Institute. Read story

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Breast cancer survivors share wisdom: Get support. Accept help. Stay strong. Never give up

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October 11, 2020, 5:19am Breast Cancer

Facing a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment — especially during a pandemic — can be a frightening prospect. Read story

Just a few small things can make a big difference: snacks, warm socks, lip balm, lotion and a deck of cards can make the hours pass more easily.

Creating a chemotherapy comfort kit

Just a few small things can make a big difference: snacks, warm socks, lip balm, lotion and a deck of cards can make the hours pass more easily.

October 11, 2020, 5:19am Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy treatments can be singularly unnerving, even though cancer clinics are designed with patients’ comfort in mind. Read story