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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 …


Risk & reward: Stopping a cancer drug to see if you’re cured

New treatment guidelines in the U.S. say certain leukemia patients can consider stopping Gleevec or similar drugs that were long thought to be needed for the rest of their lives. …


Biden to discuss fight to end cancer at South By Southwest

The former vice president previously led a White House “cancer moonshot” effort to accelerate developments toward a cure.


Hugh Jackman shows off bandaged nose after cancer treatment

Hugh Jackman has revealed another treatment for skin cancer. The 48-year-old star of the X-Men and Wolverine franchises posted a selfie on social media Monday showing off his bandaged nose. …


They told him ‘you’re just fat.’ But it was actually a 130-pound abdominal tumor.

They said it was only fat. But there was 130 pounds of it, as heavy as a newborn giraffe. What they said was fat descended from his stomach. While Roger …


Radioactive spread halts Hanford nuclear facility demolition

The demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has been put on pause after radioactive contamination spread outside the facility. The


Blood donations important in newborn’s fight against cancer at Sacred Heart in Spokane

With three children already at home, Cat Harner knew what a baby was supposed to look like. So when her newborn, Thomas, was placed on her chest after birth on …


Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?

Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Erin Andrews had cervical cancer surgery during NFL season

The 38-year-old Fox Sports sideline reporter and “Dancing With the Stars” co-host tells Sports Illustrated’s MMQB she underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 11.


Report of cancer in soccer players using crumb-rubber fields led to investigation

A Washington State Department of Health investigation has found that artificial, crumb-rubber fields are not causing increased rates of cancer in local soccer players, officials announced Wednesday.


1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several …


Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, …


Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori, ‘a very gentle soul,’ dies of cancer at 66

Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori spent Wednesday working in his Magnolia studio.He put the finishing touches on some pieces with the help of his son, Peter, and loaded a kiln. …


Cancer death rate projected to be 25 percent lower than 25 years ago, report says

In the year to come, an estimated 1,688,780 in the United States are expected to get a cancer diagnosis, and cancer will claim the lives of a projected 600,920.


Radioactive contamination spreading in closed Hanford plant, REDOX

Radioactive contamination is spreading inside a deteriorating processing plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.


Miracle fruit comes to the rescue; thousands of cancer patients taste food again

MIAMI – Her water tasted like rusty pennies; the pepperoni pizza like metallic cardboard. The more chemotherapy sessions Monica Faison-Finch got, the faster her taste buds gave out. Over time …


Tests planned on Idaho nuclear waste treatment component

Federal officials say a small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate will be tested in Colorado.


3-year-old Kootenai County boy who’s fighting cancer made an honorary sheriff’s deputy

Landon Hill was made an honorary Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy on Wednesday; the 3-year-old was home from intensive cancer treatments in Seattle.


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, …


Work restarts to empty Hanford tank with inside leak

Work resumed despite recent frigid temperatures to empty an underground tank at Hanford with radioactive waste leaking between its double shells.


Energy Department raises price tag to $16 billion for Hanford plant

The price tag for a long-delayed facility to treat dangerous radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons has climbed from $12 billion to $16.8 billion, making it …


Woman believed to be first to have baby using ovary frozen before puberty

When she was 9 years old, Moaza Al Matrooshi found out she would need chemotherapy in order to receive a bone-marrow transplant and treat a potentially fatal blood disorder.


Richland nuclear plant barred from shipping waste after incident

Energy Northwest is temporarily barred from sending waste to a commercial disposal site at Hanford after a shipment in November had more radioactivity than reported.


Obama signs bill boosting spending on cancer research

President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.


U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year – a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the …


Malignant tumor removed from oldest zoo gorilla

Zoo officials say a mass removed from the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo was cancerous.


Leading cancer group calls on GOP to slow Obamacare repeal push

One of the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations Thursday urged congressional Republicans not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without first offering a replacement, joining the growing list of voices …


Energy Department at risk of missing Hanford deadlines

The U.S. Department of Energy is at risk of missing new court-enforced deadlines for emptying some radioactive waste storage tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.


Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week.


Dino Rossi appointed to succeed late Sen. Andy Hill

A former GOP state senator has been chosen to fill a Senate vacancy left by Sen. Andy Hill, who died of lung cancer in October.