Stories tagged: breast cancer
Mon., June 4, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: …
UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 5 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Thatcher is a radiation oncologist at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane. In a Q & A, he covers some of the latest updates for breast cancer screening, genetic …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Production on the seventh and final season of HBO’s “Veep” has been postponed while its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Valerie Bunt doesn’t look like your typical breast cancer survivor.
Sat., July 22, 2017
Longtime “Queen of the Bitches” Kathie Bross has passed away, her purple tiara passing to a successor.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is getting rid of its “mammography coach,” the mobile radiology lab that has provided women across the Inland Northwest with breast cancer and osteoporosis screenings …
Sat., July 8, 2017
The problem with today’s unnecessarily scary reports is usually not the scientists suggesting elevated risks or the statisticians crunching the numbers. It’s how these risks and numbers are reported.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise such as running and bicycling reduces it, according to …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 4 p.m.
Students from East Valley STEAM Magnet School in Newman Lake will have artwork on display in the downtown Spokane landmark “indefinitely.”
Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Noreen Fraser, a TV producer whose own cancer diagnosis turned her into an activist against the disease, has died. She was 63.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
The Eastern Washington affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization is closing its doors at the end of March, but a different organization is stepping in to take its place.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
A woman who aids breast cancer survivors in the St. Louis area by creating tattoos of the nipple and areola after reconstructive surgery has been booted from Facebook for showing …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
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, …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
It’s aimed at not only making treatment more comfortable and convenient, but also giving women a sense of control – something cancer often takes away.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
An ambitious research effort published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine set out to tailor women’s breast cancer screening practices to match their actual risk of breast cancer. …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Ask almost any health-conscious woman who’s mustered under a giant pink ribbon, and she’ll tell you what an American woman’s chances are of getting breast cancer in her lifetime: 1 …
Mon., May 9, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
U.S. officials are developing a new, pink commemorative coin to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research, said U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who sponsored legislation for its …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday she has breast cancer and would remain in St. Louis for the next three weeks to receive treatment.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
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 said 40-somethings …
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, noon
Nearly everyone knows of someone who died at a young age from breast cancer.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, noon
Study tracked women over 10 years.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 5:05 p.m.
A new report raises fresh questions about the value of mammograms.
Mon., April 27, 2015
Kristie Ryser and Audrey DeRosier released their pink survivor balloons Sunday morning before the start of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Spokane. Ryser, a Spokane …
Tue., March 17, 2015
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 …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
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 …