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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivors Sherry Stose of Ridgefield, right, and Susan Pagel of Vancouver.

Sisterhood of breast cancer survivors leads the way

Breast cancer survivors Sherry Stose of Ridgefield, right, and Susan Pagel of Vancouver.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Sherry Stose was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly a decade ago, but she still recalls her gut reaction. Read story

The annual Girls' Night Out benefiting the Pink Lemonade Project and Ovarian Cancer Alliance is 4 to 9 p.m. tonight along Northeast Fourth Avenue in Camas.

Share words of wisdom about breast cancer

August 20, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Who better to offer advice to women receiving breast cancer diagnoses than those who have already walked the path? The Columbian is looking for breast cancer survivors to offer tips and advice to those who are receiving the diagnosis or undergoing treatment. Read story

Pink Lemonade Project’s Pink Glow fundraiser goes virtual this week

May 12, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

Pink Lemonade Project will celebrate Pink Glow virtually on Saturday. Read story

Pink Lemonade, others pick up Komen’s breast cancer work

March 26, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

As Susan G. Komen Oregon & Southwest Washington closes its local offices at the end of March, the organization is contributing $200,000 in legacy gifts and program seed funding to local breast cancer organizations. Read story

Christine Gregoire, former governor of Washington, speaks at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2018.

Former Washington governor Gregoire shares breast cancer fight

Christine Gregoire, former governor of Washington, speaks at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2018.

November 1, 2020, 6:02am Breast Cancer

When Christine Gregoire got her diagnosis back in 2003, she called up two women who could definitely relate: Janet Napolitano and Heidi Heitkamp. Read story

Lina Anderson of Studio Meraki works with Gwen McClellan of Vancouver as she gets the first of two scar camouflage treatments in Portland. They are self-harm scars from her teenage years. Anderson has used the camouflage treatment to help people with self-harm scars.

Tattoo artist from Vancouver uses ink to help clients camouflage scars

Lina Anderson of Studio Meraki works with Gwen McClellan of Vancouver as she gets the first of two scar camouflage treatments in Portland. They are self-harm scars from her teenage years. Anderson has used the camouflage treatment to help people with self-harm scars.

October 15, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Health

Gwen McClellan didn’t think the marks would ever blend in. Read story

Sherry Cianni, left, and Heather James have had to do cancer treatment without friends or family accompanying them because of COVID-19 precautions in place at clinics and hospitals.

In pandemic, breast cancer treatment a sometimes solo flight for Vancouver women

Sherry Cianni, left, and Heather James have had to do cancer treatment without friends or family accompanying them because of COVID-19 precautions in place at clinics and hospitals.

October 11, 2020, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Heather James, 50, dropped a dollop of conditioner on her chest while showering. When she wiped it off, she felt a lump. Read story

Laura Thornquist, left, demonstrates how she has been coaching teammates while the coronavirus pandemic has kept them off the lake. She corrects teammate Britten Witherspoon's form as she paddles in a water trough in Thornquist's Woodland backyard.

Members of Catch-22 dragon boat team build fitness, community after breast cancer diagnosis

Laura Thornquist, left, demonstrates how she has been coaching teammates while the coronavirus pandemic has kept them off the lake. She corrects teammate Britten Witherspoon's form as she paddles in a water trough in Thornquist's Woodland backyard.

October 11, 2020, 6:00am Breast Cancer

“You should try dragon boating.” That’s what Britten Witherspoon, 43, kept hearing from other members of her support group for young breast cancer survivors. Read story

"Mommy Found A Lump" is a children's picture book about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment by Portland surgeon Nathalie Johnson.

How to talk to children about cancer

"Mommy Found A Lump" is a children's picture book about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment by Portland surgeon Nathalie Johnson.

October 11, 2020, 5:21am Breast Cancer

Figuring out what’s really up with your parents is child’s play. Just check their text messages or eavesdrop on a phone call. That’s what one child whispered during a support group hosted by oncology social worker Krista Nelson at Portland’s Providence Cancer Institute. Read story