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Breast Cancer

Don Stose

Helping partners of breast cancer patients cope

Don Stose

October 6, 2019, 5:20am Breast Cancer

Fighting breast cancer is the very definition of tough. Finding a community of other survivors can help. Read story

Breast cancer drug may aid prostate

August 26, 2019, 6:05am Breast Cancer

AstraZeneca’s Lynparza medicine helped men with a lethal but uncommon form of prostate cancer in a study, opening a potential new use for a drug cleared for breast and ovarian cancers. Read story

FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended more women should consider gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially those who’ve already survived cancer once.

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended more women should consider gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially those who’ve already survived cancer once.

August 20, 2019, 9:47am Breast Cancer

More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they’ve already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday. Read story

A new study finds red meat may increase breast cancer risk, while substituting poultry may lower it.

Eating poultry may lower breast cancer risk

A new study finds red meat may increase breast cancer risk, while substituting poultry may lower it.

August 12, 2019, 6:02am Breast Cancer

Good news for women who can’t quite bring themselves to go vegetarian, but don’t mind giving up burgers and steaks: A new study finds red meat may increase breast cancer risk, while substituting poultry may lower it. Read story

Breast cancer patient, survivor? The Columbian wants to hear your stories

August 10, 2019, 5:11pm Breast Cancer

For the loved ones of a breast cancer patient, it can be hard to know how to help. Read story

The Columbian seeks stories from breast cancer patients, survivors

July 14, 2019, 6:00am Breast Cancer

For the loved ones of a breast cancer patient, it can be hard to know how to help. Read story

Breast cancer, heart woes tied?

July 8, 2019, 6:04am Breast Cancer

While advanced medical treatments can help patients with breast cancer survive the disease, some options could make them more prone to several other health issues, a new report says. Read story

Vancouver resident Lina Anderson draws out the shape of the areola before beginning an areola restoration procedure with her client Mary, of Vancouver, at Studio Meraki in Portland.

Vancouver tattoo artist restores areolas for breast cancer patients

Vancouver resident Lina Anderson draws out the shape of the areola before beginning an areola restoration procedure with her client Mary, of Vancouver, at Studio Meraki in Portland.

March 18, 2019, 6:00am Breast Cancer

If Lina Anderson has done her job well, you won’t quite be able to notice. Read story

Surgeons group calls for more genetic testing for Breast cancer

February 18, 2019, 6:02am Breast Cancer

The nation’s breast surgeons are advising that all patients diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing to check for inherited mutations, fueling an intense debate about how such tests should be used to prevent and treat disease. Read story

Mary Frances Duggan of Vancouver, who has battled breast cancer, joins her husband, Dennis, as they drop off 200 bras at Dr. Allen Gabriel’s office in Vancouver. Duggan collected 250 bras total, and they will go to The Gift of Lift, which helps women who are survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, low income, homeless or incarcerated.

Vancouver breast cancer survivor collects, donates 250 bras

Mary Frances Duggan of Vancouver, who has battled breast cancer, joins her husband, Dennis, as they drop off 200 bras at Dr. Allen Gabriel’s office in Vancouver. Duggan collected 250 bras total, and they will go to The Gift of Lift, which helps women who are survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, low income, homeless or incarcerated.

February 11, 2019, 6:01am Breast Cancer

Mary Frances Duggan never thought she’d have this many bras in her laundry room. Read story