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245th marathon marks milestone for Spokane woman

NEW YORK – Carol Dellinger honored the one-year anniversary of her mastectomy by running her 245th marathon on Sunday. The 48-year-old dental assistant from Spokane says she has run 10 marathons since her surgery on Nov. 7, 2009.

Firefighters get in the pink

Spokane Valley firefighters will ditch their traditional blue uniform shirts for three days this week in favor of bright pink T-shirts in order to raise breast cancer awareness. The “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” program for emergency responders was started by a Phoenix firefighter several years ago and has been spreading across the nation.

Drugs to reduce breast cancer risk available but not widely used

Two well-established drugs can do for breast cancer what statins and blood pressure drugs do for heart attacks and strokes: drive down its odds of happening. But while cardiovascular medications are aggressively advertised, widely prescribed and talked about freely among friends and co-workers, breast cancer prevention drugs are virtually invisible on the American pharmaceutical landscape.

Homegrown fundraising harnesses power of pink

Ten-year-old Parker Salinas considers herself one lucky little girl and a lifelong believer in the power of pink. Mom Jules was diagnosed two years ago with breast cancer, enduring weeks of radiation, chemotherapy and, finally, a double mastectomy that saved her life.

Law will give boost to breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer is extremely rare in young women. But when it does happen, it can be serious, even deadly. A little-noticed section in the federal health-care overhaul aims to raise awareness among young women and their doctors about the risk of breast cancer between the ages of 15 and 44.

Compromise reached in bracelet brouhaha

A Riverside High School student can wear his "I Love Boobies!" bracelet to school to support breast cancer research, as long as it's turned inside out, according to the student's mother. Lisa Jewell said today that her son, 16-year-old sophomore Dakota Jewell, reached that compromise with school administrators after being suspended from school on Thursday and Friday last week.

‘Boobies’ slogan causes stir at Riverside High

A Riverside High School student sat outside the administration office Friday waiting for her turn to talk to the principal about a slogan that caused a stir at the school all week. As she waited, she wrote “I Love Boobies!” on her arm, adding it those already written in multiple colors. Meanwhile, a fellow student sat in the principal’s office being reprimanded for sporting that same slogan.

Cancer survivor runs for her life

When it comes to life’s challenges, North Side resident Carol Dellinger approaches them like a marathon, with optimism, determination and strength. Known as the marathon machine or marathon warrior, Dellinger runs a marathon every two to three weeks and only two women in the United States have run more of them. She finished No. 237, the Capital City Marathon in Olympia, on May 16.

Study backs 2 drugs in breast cancer fight

Older women at higher risk for breast cancer now have two good drug options for preventing the disease, but they will have to weigh the trade-offs, a major study shows. Tamoxifen, the longtime gold standard, is more effective and longer lasting, the results show. But a newer drug – raloxifene, sold as Evista – is safer.

Pink to reign as Race for the Cure continues cancer fight

Some days the drugs she takes to treat her stage one breast cancer keep Heather McDonnell in bed. But on Saturday, the 32-year-old Spokane woman felt strong enough for an outing to the 2010 Spokane Women’s Show at the Spokane Convention Center.

Survivors, supporters get ready to race for the cure

Some days the drugs she takes to treat her stage one breast cancer keep Heather McDonnell in bed. But on Saturday, the 32-year-old Spokane woman felt strong enough for an outing to the 2010 Spokane Women’s Show at the Spokane Convention Center.