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Breast Cancer

I’ll fight as long as I can, says Felida cancer patient Heather James

February 9, 2024, 6:06am Breast Cancer

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Felida resident Heather James’ journey with breast cancer has been an uphill battle. Read story

How to talk about the unthinkable: Health professionals can help with end-of-life conversations

October 7, 2023, 5:00am Breast Cancer

Cancer is often framed in the language of warfare. It’s a battle against an unseen enemy, an epic contest of strength, endurance and will using an arsenal of disease-conquering weapons.… Read story

Surgeon and cancer survivor Dr. Nathalie Johnson of Legacy Health has witnessed how breast cancer distinctly affects women of color.

Breast cancer outcomes for women of color fall short

Surgeon and cancer survivor Dr. Nathalie Johnson of Legacy Health has witnessed how breast cancer distinctly affects women of color.

October 7, 2023, 5:00am Breast Cancer

Breast cancer deaths have fallen in the United States — except among women of color. Read story

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Dr. Michael Cohen holds a model of a molecule. His team has designed an inhibitor that can bind to molecules and block the progress of cancer.

New trials, treatments show promise in treating breast cancer

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Dr. Michael Cohen holds a model of a molecule. His team has designed an inhibitor that can bind to molecules and block the progress of cancer.

October 7, 2023, 5:00am Breast Cancer

Some clinical trials for new approaches to treating breast cancer involve small groups of patients and limited time. Others are nationwide studies involving thousands of volunteers whose cancer is tracked for years at numerous partner institutions. Meanwhile, laboratory scientists are developing new compounds with surprising anti-cancer properties. Read story

Catch-22 Storm (in the near lane) races Mighty Women Power on Aug. 4 in Ridgefield.

Dragons on the water: Breast cancer survivors find health, strength, connection paddling in New Zealand

Catch-22 Storm (in the near lane) races Mighty Women Power on Aug. 4 in Ridgefield.

October 7, 2023, 5:00am Breast Cancer

Nicole Rummel paddled in her first-ever dragon boat race in New Zealand. Not only had it been a long trip, but she had taken an even longer journey. Read story

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Community of survivors: Columbian readers offer advice to navigate breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery

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October 7, 2023, 5:00am Breast Cancer

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

Tamara Greenwell of Vancouver paddles in her first race in Victoria, B.C., only four months after finishing cancer treatment.

Pulling together: Breast cancer survivor finds support with paddlers

Tamara Greenwell of Vancouver paddles in her first race in Victoria, B.C., only four months after finishing cancer treatment.

October 7, 2023, 5:00am Breast Cancer

Tamara Greenwell was on a camping trip when she was performing the acrobatics of changing her shirt in a cramped, low tent. Read story

Breast cancer survivors sought for Columbian’s annual special section

August 30, 2023, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Who better to offer advice to women receiving breast cancer diagnoses than those who have already walked the path? Read story

FILE - This July 31, 2012, file photo shows a mammogram, a test to detect cancer. A new study suggests that adding MRIs to mammograms to screen women with very dense breasts may find more cancers but also gives a lot of false alarms.

New Washington law will make breast cancer exams more affordable and ‘flat out save lives’

FILE - This July 31, 2012, file photo shows a mammogram, a test to detect cancer. A new study suggests that adding MRIs to mammograms to screen women with very dense breasts may find more cancers but also gives a lot of false alarms.

June 18, 2023, 5:43am Health

A new Washington state law will be a lifesaver for Washington residents, say doctors and breast cancer patients. Read story

House Bill 1222 requires health carriers offering large group health plans and plans offered to public employees to include certain hearing-related coverage.

New Washington laws aim to lower out-of-pocket health care costs

House Bill 1222 requires health carriers offering large group health plans and plans offered to public employees to include certain hearing-related coverage.

June 1, 2023, 6:02am Health

Insulin, abortions, hearing aids and cancer screenings are among the medical expenses that may soon cost less for Washington residents with health insurance. Read story