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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


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 …


Peaches, skin and all, show promise in breast cancer fight, research finds

Chemicals found in peaches inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and lessen the risk of the cancer spreading to other parts of the body, a Washington State University researcher …


Freeman Elementary continues tradition of noting teacher’s breast cancer diagnosis

The staff members of Freeman Elementary School on Wednesday wore varying shades of pink, clutched pale pink roses, hugged and laughed as they gathered for photos around a bright pink …


For Idaho teen, breast cancer fight is personal

When Kellogg High School senior Jessica Margason decided to put together a team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the fundraising goal of $1,000 seemed daunting. Headed …


FDA: Roche drug works in early stage breast cancer

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has issued a positive review of a breast cancer drug from Roche that could soon become the first pharmaceutical option for treating the …


Relative’s breast cancer stirs 8-year-old to action

In the summer, lemonade stands spring up in neighborhoods across the city. Some kids hope to earn candy money. Some are saving for new bikes. Others just like the jingle …


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 …


Surrounded by support – and sisters

I stood in a sea of pink and felt my eyes well up with tears. The breast cancer survivors surrounding me, as we posed for a photo on the INB …


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 …


Rock Doc: Progress of breast cancer research encouraging

I have an elderly aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago. She was treated and remained cancer-free for years. But I also had a next-door neighbor who …


Find positives while fighting breast cancer

In August I wrote about being diagnosed with breast cancer, and how disorienting and crazy that was. Deep into chemo treatments, I have to say that cancer is still disorienting …


Workplace conversations can be awkward, tricky

There are few secrets in the workplace. People are too curious, too gossipy, too talkative. The details of our personal lives invariably spill over and co-workers are drawn to sympathize, …


Survivorcise

CHICAGO – If you’re being treated for breast cancer, chances are you feel like something stuck to the bottom of a shoe. “Going through cancer treatment, people become unwell; they …


Komen race sees drop in participation

An estimated 7,500 runners, joggers and walkers participated in Spokane’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday. Last year, 8,500 people finished the 5-kilometer course. Organizers were anticipating …


Photo: Turning out for the cure

On her mark: Spokane resident Jackie Colton lines up for the start of the Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Race for the Cure in downtown Spokane on Sunday morning. Colton, …


FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

The blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used in advanced breast cancer patients because there’s no proof that it extends their lives and it presents dangerous side effects, the …


Long fight against cancer draws two sisters closer

The year was 1996, the day after ice storm hit. Libby McGrory Hodges had a lot on her mind while she finished up clients at the hair salon where she …


Retreat will send women reeling

Peg Kingery knows the feeling that comes over her when she steps out into a river and casts her line, hoping a cutthroat trout will rise to the fly. “It’s …


WSU nursing students, instructors studying breast cancer in Ferry, Okanogan counties

Rural, sparsely populated Ferry County has no mammography facilities – but it does have Eastern Washington’s highest mortality rate from breast cancer, according to recent state data. Now, backed by …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


‘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 …


NIC president diagnosed with breast cancer

North Idaho College’s president says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be taking medical leave for at least two weeks.


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 …


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. …