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Northwest breast cancer survivors offer sage advice

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October 9, 2022, 5:22am Breast Cancer

Facing a breast cancer diagnosis can be a frightening prospect. Read story

Vancouver’s Murdock Trust gives $151,500 to Pink Lemonade Project

July 7, 2022, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust recently donated $151,500 to help breast cancer organization Pink Lemonade Project fund a new position. Read story

Pat Anderson, 89, far right, leads the Sisterhood of the Boobless Wonders, a group of seven senior lady knitters who are all breast cancer survivors. Together, these local women hand-knit breast-shaped yarn pillowlike prosthetics for women who have had mastectomies. Pictured from left, top to bottom: Pat Hamada 87, Jan Rillie, 70, K.J. Koljonen, 67, Pat Anderson, 89, and Pat Moller, 84.

Breast cancer survivors are yarn good

Pat Anderson, 89, far right, leads the Sisterhood of the Boobless Wonders, a group of seven senior lady knitters who are all breast cancer survivors. Together, these local women hand-knit breast-shaped yarn pillowlike prosthetics for women who have had mastectomies. Pictured from left, top to bottom: Pat Hamada 87, Jan Rillie, 70, K.J. Koljonen, 67, Pat Anderson, 89, and Pat Moller, 84.

May 10, 2022, 6:05am Breast Cancer

On the last Sunday of each month, 89-year-old Pat Anderson of Escondido, Calif., gets together with the six other local senior women who make up her highly specialized knitting circle. But don’t let these ladies’ shared passion for knitting fool you into thinking they’re leisurely hobbyists. Read story

Susan Stearns stands near the book bank at Pink Lemonade Project's downtown Vancouver offices. She took over as CEO of the nonprofit as the pandemic hit in March 2020 and has guided an expansion of programs. Participation increased 30 percent during the pandemic.

Pandemic isolated breast cancer patients when they needed connection most

Susan Stearns stands near the book bank at Pink Lemonade Project's downtown Vancouver offices. She took over as CEO of the nonprofit as the pandemic hit in March 2020 and has guided an expansion of programs. Participation increased 30 percent during the pandemic.

October 10, 2021, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Pink-clad runners and walkers are converging on Vancouver’s waterfront this morning. The return of the Girlfriends Run in person after last year’s virtual event is just another example of how breast cancer patients, survivors and supporters have adapted to the dangerous and shifting circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The Catch-22 dragon boat team, which includes a subdivision of breast cancer survivors, practices in August at Vancouver Lake.

Breast cancer survivors find strength, sisterhood on dragon boat

The Catch-22 dragon boat team, which includes a subdivision of breast cancer survivors, practices in August at Vancouver Lake.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

When Tammy Michelson climbed onto a dragon boat for her first-ever race, she knew she was prepared. Read story

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Clark County breast cancer survivors offer advice, support after diagnosis

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October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Facing a breast cancer diagnosis can be a frightening prospect. Read story

Art by Aimee Berg (Contributed photo)

Art therapy a healing outlet for breast cancer patients

Art by Aimee Berg (Contributed photo)

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

The emotions associated with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are sometimes too overwhelming to put into words. When there are no words, many breast cancer patients and survivors opt for pictures instead. Read story

Amy Hawkins and Ben Novinger begin a workout at their home in Portland. They are participants in a OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute trial program called Exercising Together. Continuing research demonstrates that exercise is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.

Run for your life: Exercise important for breast cancer patients

Amy Hawkins and Ben Novinger begin a workout at their home in Portland. They are participants in a OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute trial program called Exercising Together. Continuing research demonstrates that exercise is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

You don’t have to tell all the people participating in today’s Girlfriends Run for a Cure event on the Vancouver waterfront that exercise is a great way to get and stay healthy. Read story

Zahi Mitri, M.D., M.S., is an OHSU School of Medicine assistant professor and a medical oncologist at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland.

New breast cancer approach: Self-defense

Zahi Mitri, M.D., M.S., is an OHSU School of Medicine assistant professor and a medical oncologist at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

After decades of going after breast cancer with chemotherapy — the medical equivalent of a sledgehammer, smashing everything in its path — scientists are developing and deploying gentler, finer, more targeted tools that work better and cause fewer side effects. They’re learning how to blend and customize medications and treatment… Read story

Breast cancer survivors Sherry Stose of Ridgefield, right, and Susan Pagel of Vancouver.

Sisterhood of breast cancer survivors leads the way

Breast cancer survivors Sherry Stose of Ridgefield, right, and Susan Pagel of Vancouver.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Sherry Stose was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly a decade ago, but she still recalls her gut reaction. Read story