Stories tagged: cancer
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
Doug Clark: New treatment offers hope to family who has gone through hell
Toddler Cevanah Williams has cancer, but has been treated using cutting-edge new technology, offering hope for her family.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016, 9:31 A.M.
Pendleton teacher battling cancer appears on ‘Ellen Show’
For the past several weeks, students of Pendleton High School Spanish teacher Kathryn Youngman waged a Twitter campaign to get their teacher on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Youngman, fighting cancer …
MONDAY, 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.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016, 2:12 P.M.
Lumber Liquidators stock plunges on revised CDC report
Lumber Liquidators’ stock plunged Monday as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says people exposed to certain types of the company’s laminate flooring were three times more likely …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 10:23 A.M.
Ex-President Jimmy Carter says scans show no signs of cancer
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said a scan of his torso conducted last week found no signs of melanoma, the cancer that doctors discovered last summer in his liver and …
MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016, 10:08 A.M.
Biden cancer ‘moonshot’ price tag nearly $1B in Obama budget
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for cancer research in his upcoming budget, the White House said Monday, bringing the total price tag for Vice …
SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 2016
Editorial: Expand access to unused drugs
Legislation would allow individuals to donate unused but still therapeutic medications to pharmacies for redistribution to low-income patients.
MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016, 6:58 P.M.
Spokane oncologist facing charge he lied about certification
Rajeev Rajendra was hired in summer 2013 at Medical Oncology Associates in Spokane. He was required to achieve certification in oncology and told his employer he did, but those claims …
MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016
Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50
WASHINGTON – 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 …
MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2016, NOON
Zorba Paster: Mammogram guidelines change
Nearly everyone knows of someone who died at a young age from breast cancer.
MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015, 7 P.M.
Cancer: More than just bad luck?
New research has found that environmental exposures, lifestyle choices and other factors that could be changed or avoided account for between 70 percent and 90 percent of the gene mutations …
TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015, 5:11 P.M.
Non-invasive brain cancer treatment offers hope for Spokane woman
Jayne Crouch was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer, glioblastoma in March of 2014. Doctors said her best course of action was chemotherapy, but even then, the chances …
THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015, 2:59 P.M.
New fun run will honor CdA businesswoman Andrea Rainey, a passionate runner
On Saturday, friends will honor the life of Andrea Rainey with a Coeur d’Alene fun run called the 12 Ks of Christmas.
MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015, 1:41 P.M.
Nonsmoker’s lung cancer gave him new perspective
Lung cancer is a disease often overlooked in non-smokers. Post Falls resident Jim Morrison was given six months to live when he was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. He beat …
SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2015, 3:51 P.M.
Team of sleuths stalks cancer
LOS ANGELES – Three men hunch over a table, scrutinizing a document. Maps paper the walls around them. The moment, captured in a black-and-white photograph, marks the beginning of a …
MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015, 3:30 P.M.
Hot dog makers, meat sellers shake off WHO cancer report
Hot dog makers and meat sellers say a report from the World Health Organization labeling wieners, bacon and other processed meats as cancer-causers is baloney. WHO said Monday that processed …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2015, 12:07 P.M.
Post Falls football coach Jeff Hinz focus of Cancer Awareness Night on Friday
Post Falls visits Coeur d’Alene in a regular-season ending football game Friday. That’s not the most important thing that will occur that night, though. It’s Cancer Awareness Night with the …
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
Finding ‘new normal’ relies on resilience
This month marks four years since my cancer diagnosis and three years since I completed the chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy and radiation that made up my treatment. My body and my …
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015
Remarkable: Seahawks’ DT Jesse Williams cleared to begin workouts 2 weeks after kidney-cancer surgery
SEATTLE – This is crazy – in the best possible way. Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams had surgery to remove cancer in his kidney two weeks ago.
SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015
Young cancer survivor finishes Gonzaga degree
When Carissa Outen walks across the stage to receive her diploma from Gonzaga University today, she’ll have an anchor on her mortarboard. It’s in memory of one of her heroes, …
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
Men’s basketball coaches will swing golf clubs to battle cancer
John Calipari, Tom Izzo and John Beilein are part of a group of coaches participating in a round of golf at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan on June 1 …
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
Lauren Hill memorialized under ‘her’ basket
CINCINNATI – Lauren Hill’s gray, metal casket was wheeled into the 10,000-seat basketball arena and placed at the spot where she made her first basket only five months ago. No …
TUESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015
West Valley wrestling battles on as teammate battles cancer
In February, a high school wrestling room is a focused, intense place. Everyone in the room, from the freshmen whose season ended at the Spokaloo tournament at the end of …
TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015
Find calm through cancer with reiki
Nancy Curtis’ first chemotherapy treatment at Spokane Valley Cancer Center was Halloween 2013. Terrified and anxious, she sat waiting for the needle, infusion of chemicals and the unknown. Then a …
FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015
West Valley’s Jace Malek signs with Vandals, but cancer detours plans
It didn’t seem like anything serious at the time. West Valley standout football player Jace Malek felt some pain in his right hip in a game in late September.
FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015
After beating cancer, Wade Benson returns as head coach of EWU women’s volleyball team
Wade Benson is thinking about lineups, recruiting and practice plans. It beats the heck out of the months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments he’s endured to battle the throat cancer …
TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015
Healing body, mind, spirit
Jill Ciccarello’s sister died of cancer. Lorrie Stonehocker’s husband is still battling cancer that has caused him to lose organs, including part of his stomach, as the chemo is shutting …
THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015
Doctor K: Testicular cancer one of curable kinds
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my 30s. A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. What should I know about this cancer? Should I be screened for it? …