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  • Local exhibit sheds light on colorectal cancer

    Come walk through a huge inflatable replica of a human colon Tuesday and Wednesday to learn about the risks, symptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment options for colorectal cancer. The …


  • Turning 50: Kim Varner meets cancer head on, looks past 50th

    Kim Varner just wanted to live to her 50th birthday. In December, after another cancer surgery and another staph infection, the Spokane native wasn’t sure she would make it to …


  • Lee: Post Falls’ Jeff Hinz thankful for broken leg

    When is breaking your leg a good thing? If you ask Post Falls head football coach Jeff Hinz he’ll tell you he’s fortunate he broke his on Thanksgiving morning.


  • Former Huskies coach Don James undergoing chemotherapy for tumor

    Don James, the winningest football coach in University of Washington history, will begin chemotherapy treatment for a malignant tumor on his pancreas Monday, his family has announced. No other details …


  • Nonprofit opens its first house for cancer patients from out of town

    When Earl “Sammy” Gibe was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was referred to Cancer Care Northwest, a long way from his home in St. Maries. He would have to spend …


  • Effort underway to keep Camp Goodtimes open

    Area organizations including Mark and Marcy Few’s Coaches vs. Cancer, YMCA of the Inland Northwest and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane are joining to help keep Camp Goodtimes open …


  • Give blood, stop cancer

    As a survivor of cancer, Mary Phillips is ineligible to participate in a national study that will search for ways to prevent it. But she can tell you how cancer …


  • Testing for breast cancer gene can help women take preventive measures

    Heather Scholten used to get a deer-in-the-headlights look from just about everyone who heard her story. They couldn’t understand how she could elect to remove both her breasts and her …


  • Physical therapy helps cancer patients bounce back

    To Susana Soth, the scar tissue from her mastectomy six weeks ago feels like a rubber band wrapped tight around her chest. But the band is loosening, she said, thanks …


  • Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast …


  • Providence, Cancer Care Northwest partner to avoid competition

    Three of the region’s cancer treatment providers are forming an alliance to avoid expensive competition and coordinate medical care. The proposal shelves plans by Providence Health Care to build a …


  • Spokane runners support cancer survivors

    The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure filled downtown Spokane with a crowd dressed in pink for the seventh running of the race under cool Sunday morning temperatures. Spokane …


  • Spokane teen shuns cancer to reel in bass fishing title

    The bald head and red “sunburn” on his neck were the only indications that Chase Heaton had been facing a more formidable foe than the lurking largemouth bass. On April …


  • After beating cancer, Rusty Keele is back with Rusty’s Produce

    A woman approached Rusty Keele, the owner of Rusty’s Produce, as he stood under his tent in Spokane Valley on Monday. “I’m so glad you’re back,” she said. It’s a …


  • Joey Cawyer’s last wish came true

    The words echoed down the Rose Garden’s access tunnel, bouncing between concrete walls. “Where’s Joey? Where’s Joey?”


  • Front Porch: To faith, hope and love, add humor

    There’s nothing funny about cancer. Neither chemotherapy and its side effects of nausea, lack of appetite, hand-foot syndrome, hair loss, and lack of feeling in the hands, nor the surgeries, …


  • Young patient makes colorful impression

    It’s not difficult to guess Gabby LeDuc’s favorite color. On a recent afternoon in the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House, the 6-year-old wore a pair of fluffy purple boots that …


  • Taking chemo dose with humor

    Going through cancer is certainly an interesting experience, if not a fun one. Chemo has been a five-month road trip through increasing debilitation, when I hoped to go through it …


  • Criminal probe adds to Texas cancer agency woes

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas put up $3 billion in taxpayer money and promised cancer breakthroughs. But a criminal investigation, widespread rebuke from scientists and the resignations of embattled state …


  • APNewsBreak: Texas cancer probe draws NCI scrutiny

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Cancer Institute confirmed Friday that federal officials are taking a closer look at a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort in Texas that is under …


  • Preece wins funding, dies of cancer

    Four months ago, Patrick “Butch” Preece and his family were fighting two seemingly insurmountable battles: one with cancer, one with money. In one of those crushing ironies of life, they …


  • Calif Gov. Brown being treated for prostate cancer

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early stage prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday. The 74-year-old Brown is receiving a short course …


  • Sick girl who left Phoenix hospital appears safe

    PHOENIX (AP) — The family of an 11-year-old leukemia patient whose mother unexpectedly took her from a Phoenix hospital last month has a history of removing the child from medical …


  • Head of $3B Texas cancer effort asks to resign

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The executive director of a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort in Texas has submitted his resignation letter amid escalating scrutiny over the management of the nation’s …


  • Support loved ones with struggles

    We recently visited a friend whose wife died from cancer this year. He lives in Kodiak, Alaska, where we lived before moving to Spokane. He shared with us all that …


  • Doctor gets 20 years in Miss. cancer center fraud

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a doctor to 20 years in prison and ordered her to repay nearly $8.2 million for fraud at a former …


  • Father: Sick girl safe and being treated in Mexico

    PHOENIX (AP) — The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a sick girl with leukemia deepened Wednesday after her father said his 11-year-old daughter is being treated in Mexico and authorities …


  • Longer tamoxifen use cuts breast cancer deaths

    Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead …


  • Police seek sick girl taken from Phoenix hospital

    PHOENIX (AP) — Emily has leukemia. She just underwent a month of chemotherapy and had her right arm amputated after suffering complications. Doctors say she is at risk of dying …


  • Sick girl sought after mom takes her from hospital

    PHOENIX (AP) — Emily has leukemia. She just underwent a month of chemotherapy and had her right arm amputated after suffering complications. Doctors say she is at risk of dying …


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