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Battling both cancer and the health care system

About a month ago, Donna Preece, held a car wash with some family and friends. They stood out on Division holding signs. They took donations. They washed cars Friday and …


Life-threatening illness: To tell or not to tell?

In 1976, as a 24-year-old grad student, Samira Beckwith was diagnosed with the thing people still whispered about: cancer.


Heart disease deaths down

Deaths from heart disease in Spokane County have continued to plummet in the past 10 years. Cancer is now the leading killer, according to statistics collected by the Spokane Regional …


Rediscovering art proves key when cancer, crisis hit

Jan Foland hangs out on street corners in a bad part of town with drug dealers and addicts, maybe a few prostitutes, and some gang members. Foland’s motivation is simply …


A chance to embrace a new look at life, cancer

On June 28 I will be done with cancer treatment. I will finish my last dose of Herceptin, the chemotherapy agent I have been taking all year. It reduces the …


Komen race sees drop in participation

An estimated 7,500 runners, joggers and walkers participated in Spokane’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday. Last year, 8,500 people finished the 5-kilometer course. Organizers were anticipating …


Photo: Turning out for the cure

On her mark: Spokane resident Jackie Colton lines up for the start of the Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Race for the Cure in downtown Spokane on Sunday morning. Colton, …


Beloved coach, teacher touched many with passion for life

When Pat Fiorillo, 48, died on March 9, he didn’t just leave behind a wife and two daughters. He also left an estimated 10,000 students – lives he’d touched during …


School Notes: Friendly competition nets about $7,000 for cancer

On Feb. 1, the staffs at Mt. Spokane and Mead high schools, along with Mountainside and Northwood middle schools, came together for a friendly game of hoops in the Hoops …


Terminal cancer can’t shake Supreme Court Justice’s spirit

Mary Fairhurst, a Washington state Supreme Court Justice with deep Spokane roots, is living with terminal colon cancer. It could take her life in six months or a year – …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2012, 11:04 a.m.

Komen drops plan to cut Planned Parenthood grants

After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.


Cancer charity halts grants to Planned Parenthood

The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between …


Former principal battles lymphoma at 90, feels ‘not afraid’

John Rodkey was born in 1921 and lived his first years in the infamous Dust Bowl that blew away farmers’ futures at the same time the Great Depression hit. His …


Memorial honors basketball player Talley’s zest for life

It’s 155 days until Hoopfest 2012, and if things had worked out differently, Jerry Talley would be on the basketball court in Peaceful Valley getting ready – snow or no …


Cancer impacts all parts of life

As a cancer survivor it is sometimes difficult to go a day without thinking about how life has changed. For me, there are still daily reminders such as medications, doctor …


Long fight against cancer draws two sisters closer

The year was 1996, the day after ice storm hit. Libby McGrory Hodges had a lot on her mind while she finished up clients at the hair salon where she …


Justice Fairhurst battling lung cancer with radiation

OLYMPIA – Washington state Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst is being treated for lung cancer. She has been going to a radiation clinic every day for the past seven weeks …


Motorcycle ride cancer fundraiser

The Inland Empire Motorcycle Coalition will hold its 10th annual ride on Saturday to benefit the American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest, formerly Candlelighters of the Inland Northwest. …


Cancer survivor prepares for first triathlon

The day before Thanksgiving 2006, Susie Leonard Weller had a colonoscopy to check out a few troubling symptoms. When she woke up to the words “colorectal cancer” she was stunned …


Trike races help cancer organizations

Bill Heitner was just stopping in for a beer on his way home from work a couple of years ago. He had just moved to the Minnehaha neighborhood, and a …


Getting There: Indoor relay ride to raise funds for cancer fight

Mike Larsen, who runs a small business in Post Falls and teaches fitness part time, still hurts inside when he thinks about losing his father to cancer. “He was my …


Care close to home

Tony Lamanna has taken a break from fighting crime in Hillyard to take on something tougher: a rare form of plasma cancer threatening his life. The disease, a multiple myeloma …


‘Go, stop, rest’

A life’s chapter can be filled with heights a person will never forget and lows they’d rather never existed. That was 2010 for Carissa Outen and her mother, Gwen Ashcraft, …


Elizabeth Edwards gravely ill with cancer

Elizabeth Edwards over the past six years has seen her husband’s presidential ambitions thwarted, retreated from public life as their marriage disintegrated over his affair, then emerged to advocate for …


How to pay for cancer treatments a growing concern

Soon after Valerie Berry was diagnosed with breast cancer, her thoughts turned to money. Even with private health insurance covering 80 percent of her costs, the bills soon stacked up. …


Assessor discusses recovery from eye cancer

People who look closely might notice that one of Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker’s eyes doesn’t move with the other. They might even figure out that his left eye is …


Son’s cancer motivates mom to plan walk event

In 2006, Shelley Schneider noticed what she thought was a bug bite on her son’s stomach – but the bite didn’t go away. When she took 8-year-old Clayton to the …


Cancer makes event even more meaningful for Rose

Brigham Young University men’s basketball coach Dave Rose has always given his time generously to support cancer-stricken patients and assist fundraising for cancer research, but it’s taken on new meaning …


Cancer makes event even more meaningful for coach

Brigham Young University men’s basketball coach Dave Rose has always given his time generously to support cancer-stricken patients and assist fundraising for cancer research, but it’s taken on new meaning …


Radiation enhances prostate cancer treatment

CHICAGO – Doctors are reporting a key advance in treating men with cancer that has started to spread beyond the prostate: Survival is significantly better if radiation is added to …