Stories tagged: breast cancer
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
U.S. OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives
Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 5 p.m.
Spokane doctor discusses trends in breast cancer screening and treatments
Dr. Stephen Thatcher is a radiation oncologist at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane. In a Q & A, he covers some of the latest updates for breast cancer screening, genetic …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
’Veep’ production postponed during Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ cancer treatment
Production on the seventh and final season of HBO’s “Veep” has been postponed while its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Young breast cancer survivors fight to be seen
Valerie Bunt doesn’t look like your typical breast cancer survivor.
Sat., July 22, 2017
“Her Royal Highness Queen Kathie” was tough, mean and loved by many
Longtime “Queen of the Bitches” Kathie Bross has passed away, her purple tiara passing to a successor.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Sacred Heart ending mobile breast cancer screening service
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is getting rid of its “mammography coach,” the mobile radiology lab that has provided women across the Inland Northwest with breast cancer and osteoporosis screenings …
Sat., July 8, 2017
Froma Harrop: Better science reporting can reduce scares
The problem with today’s unnecessarily scary reports is usually not the scientists suggesting elevated risks or the statisticians crunching the numbers. It’s how these risks and numbers are reported.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer, study says
Just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise such as running and bicycling reduces it, according to …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 4 p.m.
Student art project ties historic Steam Plant facility to breast cancer awareness
Students from East Valley STEAM Magnet School in Newman Lake will have artwork on display in the downtown Spokane landmark “indefinitely.”
Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Stand up to Cancer co-founder Noreen Fraser dies at 63
Noreen Fraser, a TV producer whose own cancer diagnosis turned her into an activist against the disease, has died. She was 63.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
FDA links very rare cancer, 9 deaths, to breast implants
Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Loss of local Komen chapter will not curb breast cancer help in Spokane
The American Cancer Society’s free 24 hour hotline can provide information about cancer diagnosis, treatment and local support and resources for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis, as well as friends …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington chapter shutting down
The Eastern Washington affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization is closing its doors at the end of March, but a different organization is stepping in to take its place.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Breast cancer tattoo photos lead to Facebook expulsion
A woman who aids breast cancer survivors in the St. Louis area by creating tattoos of the nipple and areola after reconstructive surgery has been booted from Facebook for showing …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Social isolation may worsen breast cancer prospects
Patients with early breast cancer who are socially isolated have a higher risk of dying from their disease, a new study suggests. Women with fewer social ties – to friends, …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
DIY breast reconstruction: Device lets women do part at home
It’s aimed at not only making treatment more comfortable and convenient, but also giving women a sense of control – something cancer often takes away.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Some women with high breast density should get annual screenings, study says
An ambitious research effort published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine set out to tailor women’s breast cancer screening practices to match their actual risk of breast cancer. …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Breast cancer diagnoses could be prevented or delayed, study shows
Ask almost any health-conscious woman who’s mustered under a giant pink ribbon, and she’ll tell you what an American woman’s chances are of getting breast cancer in her lifetime: 1 …
Mon., May 9, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
U.S. creating pink commemorative coin to fund cancer research
U.S. officials are developing a new, pink commemorative coin to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research, said U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who sponsored legislation for its …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Missouri senator says she has breast cancer
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday she has breast cancer and would remain in St. Louis for the next three weeks to receive treatment.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50
Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It said 40-somethings …
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, noon
Zorba Paster: Mammogram guidelines change
Nearly everyone knows of someone who died at a young age from breast cancer.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, noon
Study: False-positive mammograms associated with increased risk of future cancer
Study tracked women over 10 years.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 5:05 p.m.
Study: Mammograms haven’t cut rate of advanced breast cancer
A new report raises fresh questions about the value of mammograms.
Mon., April 27, 2015
Breast cancer survivors find support at 10th Komen Race for the Cure
Kristie Ryser and Audrey DeRosier released their pink survivor balloons Sunday morning before the start of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Spokane. Ryser, a Spokane …
Tue., March 17, 2015
Aerobic exercise fights breast tumors, study in mice suggests
Aerobic exercise is no friend to breast tumors, says a new study that suggests that regular physical activity may be a “novel adjuvant treatment” for women with breast cancer. New …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Cancer-screening money available from Spokane health district
The Spokane Regional Health District wants to get the word out that it has money available for breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings. Over the past year, district officials have …
Sat., March 29, 2014
Peaches, skin and all, show promise in breast cancer fight, research finds
Chemicals found in peaches inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and lessen the risk of the cancer spreading to other parts of the body, a Washington State University researcher …
Sat., Oct. 26, 2013
Freeman Elementary continues tradition of noting teacher’s breast cancer diagnosis
The staff members of Freeman Elementary School on Wednesday wore varying shades of pink, clutched pale pink roses, hugged and laughed as they gathered for photos around a bright pink …