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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

Andy Miller with a photo of his wedding day about 20 years ago when he married Jaime Miller. Jaime Miller, who was known as the life of every party, had a piece of legislation crafted in her honor and an endowment fund named after her announced this week.

Senate bill that honors late Vancouver woman gets hearing

Andy Miller with a photo of his wedding day about 20 years ago when he married Jaime Miller. Jaime Miller, who was known as the life of every party, had a piece of legislation crafted in her honor and an endowment fund named after her announced this week.

February 10, 2019, 6:03am Breast Cancer

Jaime Miller, the Vancouver mother of two who died of complications from triple-negative breast cancer at age 42 last year, is still promoting change in Clark County. Miller’s widower Andy lives in Vancouver with their son Alex and daughter Jillian. Read story

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