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Meaghann Ande, the new executive director of the Pink Lemonade Project, has about a decade of experience working with nonprofits. She most recently worked for Share in Vancouver.

Vancouver-based Pink Lemonade freshens up

Meaghann Ande, the new executive director of the Pink Lemonade Project, has about a decade of experience working with nonprofits. She most recently worked for Share in Vancouver.

January 14, 2019, 6:02am Breast Cancer

Pink Lemonade Project has a new look. Read story

The 12th Girlfriends Run for a Cure gets underway at 9 a.m. Sunday. This year, the event raised more than $50,000 for breast cancer research.

Girlfriends Run for a Cure raises $50,000 for breast cancer research

The 12th Girlfriends Run for a Cure gets underway at 9 a.m. Sunday. This year, the event raised more than $50,000 for breast cancer research.

October 14, 2018, 7:53pm Breast Cancer

More than 1,500 people gathered on a crisp October morning to race in the Girlfriends Run for a Cure, showing solidarity with breast cancer survivors and honoring loved ones lost to the disease. Read story

The Miller family at home in Felida. From left, Jaime Miller’s son Alex, husband Andy Miller, daughter Jillian, mother Janis Wyatt and father Dan Wyatt.

Life of the party: Friends, family basked in Jaime Miller’s sense of fun

The Miller family at home in Felida. From left, Jaime Miller’s son Alex, husband Andy Miller, daughter Jillian, mother Janis Wyatt and father Dan Wyatt.

October 7, 2018, 5:59am Breast Cancer

When Jaime Miller finished her last day of radiation, she got to do whatever she wanted with her radiotherapy mask. Read story

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Hormone therapy lets some forgo chemotherapy

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October 7, 2018, 5:59am Breast Cancer

A few decades or even just a few years ago, chemotherapy as treatment for breast cancer was a foregone conclusion for patients with even a moderate chance of recurrence. Read story

Dr. Anna Eckhardt, from left, joins Adrienne San Nicolas and Naomi Allen during a prenatal checkup for Allen at Vancouver Clinic.

Wonder Babies: Mixed emotions when pregnancy, cancer diagnosis coincide

Dr. Anna Eckhardt, from left, joins Adrienne San Nicolas and Naomi Allen during a prenatal checkup for Allen at Vancouver Clinic.

October 7, 2018, 5:59am Breast Cancer

When Naomi Allen and Jessica Joachims found out they were pregnant, it wasn’t accompanied by complete elation. Read story

Jana Cox of Vancouver, left, meets with oncology surgeon Dr. Cory Donovan at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Cox was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in April and just finished eight rounds of chemotherapy. As a survivor of triple-negative breast cancer, Donovan said she sees a lot of herself in Cox.

Triple-negative breast cancer ‘requires all the guns’

Jana Cox of Vancouver, left, meets with oncology surgeon Dr. Cory Donovan at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Cox was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in April and just finished eight rounds of chemotherapy. As a survivor of triple-negative breast cancer, Donovan said she sees a lot of herself in Cox.

October 7, 2018, 5:59am Breast Cancer

The term “breast cancer” is a big umbrella, with the outcome for individual patients ranging widely due to a vast spectrum of factors. And for patients with triple-negative breast cancer, one of the disease’s most serious and life-threatening forms, those factors can drastically change their treatment plan. Read story

“Sometimes you just want to hear from somebody else that you’re going to get through it.” — Adrienne San Nicolas (Nathan Howard/The Columbian)

Breast cancer survivor learns her purpose

“Sometimes you just want to hear from somebody else that you’re going to get through it.” — Adrienne San Nicolas (Nathan Howard/The Columbian)

October 7, 2018, 5:59am Breast Cancer

Adrienne San Nicolas was featured in the 2016 Confronting Breast Cancer section. Read story

Trish Mayhew, a breast cancer survivor and oncology nurse at Legacy Cancer Institute, celebrates completing the 2017, above, and 2018, right, Hood to Coast relay with her team in Seaside, Ore.

Breast cancer survivors: Advice for the diagnosis — and beyond

Trish Mayhew, a breast cancer survivor and oncology nurse at Legacy Cancer Institute, celebrates completing the 2017, above, and 2018, right, Hood to Coast relay with her team in Seaside, Ore.

October 7, 2018, 5:59am Breast Cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis can be a terrifying thing, and can mean months or years of tests, uncertainty, surgical procedures, chemotherapy and radiation. Read story

D. Bora Harris interacts with a community member at Matt Dishman Community Center in Portland as part of an initiative to help reduce the breast cancer rate of mortality for African-American women.

Susan G. Komen leads initiative to reduce death rate of black women with breast cancer

D. Bora Harris interacts with a community member at Matt Dishman Community Center in Portland as part of an initiative to help reduce the breast cancer rate of mortality for African-American women.

October 7, 2018, 5:59am Breast Cancer

D. Bora Harris joined Susan G. Komen’s African-American data collection team because she felt a personal calling. Read story

Erin Maher, left, and her husband, Brandon, right, play with their children Liam, 4, left, and Illianna, 22 months, at Cascade Park in Vancouver.

Erin Maher says support important during cancer treatment

Erin Maher, left, and her husband, Brandon, right, play with their children Liam, 4, left, and Illianna, 22 months, at Cascade Park in Vancouver.

October 7, 2018, 5:59am Breast Cancer

The story: Erin Maher was featured in 2016. Read story