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Spokane Race for the Cure drew nearly 9,000 participants

Sunday’s Komen Eastern Washington Race for the Cure drew 8,850 runners in Spokane, an about 20 percent increase over last year, organizers say.


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 …


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 …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Walking for the cure – and for my mother

“I’m walkin’, yes indeed.” – Fats Domino On April 15, it will be 22 years since she died.


Study: Aspirin may cut breast cancer recurrence

LOS ANGELES – Women who take aspirin regularly after their breast cancer goes into remission are about 50 percent less likely to suffer a recurrence or to die from the …


Bone drugs may aid breast cancer fight

SAN ANTONIO – New results from a landmark women’s health study raise the possibility that bone-building drugs such as Fosamax and Actonel may help prevent breast cancer. Women who already …


Sebelius urges individual choices on mammograms

WASHINGTON – A top federal health official said Wednesday that the controversial new guidelines for breast cancer screening do not represent government policy, as the Obama administration sought to keep …


Federal panel urges changes in breast cancer screening

Women in their 40s should stop routinely having annual mammograms and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year, an influential federal task force has concluded, …


Teen comes up with solution

When 16-year-old Tasha Kelly-Schafnitz heard her friend’s mom had breast cancer, she felt bad. When she heard that a car wash benefit to help with medical expenses raised less than …


Teen comes up with solution for cancer expenses

When 16-year-old Tasha Kelly-Schafnitz heard her friend’s mom had breast cancer, she felt bad. When she heard that a car wash benefit to help with medical expenses raised less than …


Teen comes up with solution

When 16-year-old Tasha Kelly-Schafnitz heard her friend’s mom had breast cancer, she felt bad. When she heard that a car wash benefit to help with medical expenses raised less than …


Study: Biology may explain race gap in cancer deaths

A new study suggests that racial differences in biology could be a key reason why black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. That has …


An escape from cancer

During three-hour chemotherapy treatments, Alison Rubin would close her eyes and focus on the gentle rhythm of her breath. “Be still,” she often told herself, concentrating on the words of …


Preventive bilateral mastectomies becoming more common

Karen Aulner, 36, has never been diagnosed with cancer. She has, however, watched her older sister fight the disease since 2000. So when Aulner tested positive in 2004 for a …


Turnout outpaces expectations at breast cancer fundraising race

A fundraising race for breast cancer research brought more than 7,100 people to downtown Spokane on Sunday morning. The turnout was the largest in the four-year history of the Susan …


Thousands turn out to race for cure

A fundraising race for breast cancer research brought more than 7,100 people to downtown Spokane Sunday morning. The turnout was the largest in the four-year history of the Susan G. …


Artful bra exhibit aims to lift cancer awareness

It’s loved and hated by women around the world. It lifts and divides, controls and contains, enhances and shapes. A good one fits without creeping up or sliding down, without …


Mary Lou Piazza, who helped found Komen chapter, dies at 59

Mary Lou Piazza, wife of Kootenai County Commissioner Rich Piazza and a founding member of a Coeur d’Alene organization that promotes breast cancer awareness, died Monday after a long battle …


Breast cancer ‘metastasis gene’ found

A gene that makes breast cancer tumors more likely to resist chemotherapy and to spread to other organs has been identified by a team of New Jersey researchers. The “metastasis …


Regaining control

Jackie Kittel returned to her yoga practice as soon as she was able following breast-cancer surgery four years ago. Kittel had been an Iyengar yoga instructor since 1994, so it …