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Breast Cancer

Joleen Skarberg, right, in purple, and her daughter Megan Skarberg, to left, run in the 2014 Girlfriends Run for a Cure half marathon.

Vancouver woman’s diagnosis led to Girlfriends Run for a Cure

Joleen Skarberg, right, in purple, and her daughter Megan Skarberg, to left, run in the 2014 Girlfriends Run for a Cure half marathon.

October 8, 2017, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Joleen Skarberg insists she is just one of thousands of local women who have been diagnosed with the most common cancer among women. Read story

Sadie Benavente, from left, Cher Starkel, Heather Benavente and Jenny Kushinar all of Vancouver at the 2017 Race for the Cure.

Race for the Cure in photos

Sadie Benavente, from left, Cher Starkel, Heather Benavente and Jenny Kushinar all of Vancouver at the 2017 Race for the Cure.

October 8, 2017, 5:49am Breast Cancer

Thousands of people from across the Vancouver-Portland metro area turned out for the 2017 Portland Race for the Cure Sept. 17 in Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. Money raised from the event helps fund local programs offering breast health education and cancer screening, as well as the Susan G.… Read story

Calling breast cancer patients, survivors

August 24, 2017, 6:00am Breast Cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis can mean months of tests, uncertainty, chemotherapy, radiation and surgical procedures. How do those who receive the diagnosis endure what follows? Read story

Dalton holds an iPad displaying an image of his mammogram in downtown Los Angeles.

Family history of breast cancer spurs man’s mammogram

Dalton holds an iPad displaying an image of his mammogram in downtown Los Angeles.

July 31, 2017, 6:00am Breast Cancer

When I arrived for my first mammogram it didn’t take long for my sense of secrecy to shatter. Read story

Beri Trestrail transformed the mask used during radiation treatment for tonsil cancer into a work of art that she proudly hangs on a wall in her Vancouver home. The mask, Trestrail said, represents the beautiful new life she has now that she has completed treatment.

Vancouver woman transforms radiation mask into art

Beri Trestrail transformed the mask used during radiation treatment for tonsil cancer into a work of art that she proudly hangs on a wall in her Vancouver home. The mask, Trestrail said, represents the beautiful new life she has now that she has completed treatment.

June 5, 2017, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Every day for 35 days, Beri Trestrail had a mask placed over her face and bolted to a table while she underwent radiation treatment. Read story

Some of the 15,000 bras collected by The Gift of Lift, a local nonprofit that serves clients in Clark County, the United States and internationally.

The Gift of Lift broadens reach, forming new partnerships

Some of the 15,000 bras collected by The Gift of Lift, a local nonprofit that serves clients in Clark County, the United States and internationally.

May 25, 2017, 4:45pm Breast Cancer

Donate a bra, change a life. Read story

Women living longer after cancer diagnosis

May 22, 2017, 6:03am Breast Cancer

The number of women living with advanced breast cancer is rising substantially in the United States, reflecting improved survival among all ages, according to a study published earlier this month. Read story

Dr. Jason Dranove discusses cancer treatment guidelines with genetic counselor Stacy Lenarcic at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute on Dec. 13 in Charlotte, N.C. Dranove, a doctor at Levine Children's Hospital, had breast tissue removed to prevent cancer that killed his uncle. (David T.

Men can need mammograms

Dr. Jason Dranove discusses cancer treatment guidelines with genetic counselor Stacy Lenarcic at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute on Dec. 13 in Charlotte, N.C. Dranove, a doctor at Levine Children's Hospital, had breast tissue removed to prevent cancer that killed his uncle. (David T.

January 23, 2017, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Earlier this year, Dr. Jason Dranove had a mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Read story

Don Stose, the legislative liaison for the Pink Lemonade Project, right, and Jeanne Firstenburg, former president of the Pink Lemonade Project, admire a pink Toyota RAV4 on Friday at McCord's Vancouver Toyota. McCord's donated the SUV to the Vancouver nonprofit. Markon Brand Design wrapped the vehicle in pink and the nonprofit's logos.

Pink Lemonade Project gets new wheels

Don Stose, the legislative liaison for the Pink Lemonade Project, right, and Jeanne Firstenburg, former president of the Pink Lemonade Project, admire a pink Toyota RAV4 on Friday at McCord's Vancouver Toyota. McCord's donated the SUV to the Vancouver nonprofit. Markon Brand Design wrapped the vehicle in pink and the nonprofit's logos.

October 28, 2016, 7:46pm Breast Cancer

Two months ago, Brittany Pratt made a comment to the Pink Lemonade Project board of directors about her small car. The nonprofit’s executive director was having difficulty cramming the organization’s displays and bins of swag into her small, four-door sedan when she went to community events. Read story

Erin Maher is juggling pregnancy, breast cancer and motherhood. Her son Liam, 2 1/2, points to family photos.

A village will help feed breast cancer patient’s baby

Erin Maher is juggling pregnancy, breast cancer and motherhood. Her son Liam, 2 1/2, points to family photos.

October 18, 2016, 8:56pm Breast Cancer

Erin Maher went to her obstetrician for a routine appointment when she was 14 weeks pregnant. She left with a breast cancer diagnosis. Read story