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July 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM

My personal advice to other women: still get pelvic exams

I want to advise women to ignore the bad advice given by the American College of Physicians in the article “Guideline: Most healthy women can skip pelvic exam” [Health & Fitness, June 30], and to make sure that they get annual pelvic examinations. While the statistics might show that few malignancies are detected by…


Comments | More in Health | Topics: American College of Physicians, Bernice Kastner, cancer

September 29, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Seattle Police Department volunteers

A tremendous job My team, Monster and Sea, participated in the 60-mile walk to help fund breast-cancer research this past weekend. I cannot go another minute without telling everyone what a tremendous job the volunteers from Seattle Police Department did. They decorated their bikes and rode every mile beside the walkers, encouraging, praising and creating an atmosphere…


Comments | More in Seattle Police Department | Topics: breast cancer walk, cancer, Seattle Police Department

August 12, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Upcoming quality-of-life care legislation

Support ongoing care for cancer survivors Congressman Jim McDermott says he views the U.S. health care system from the perspective of the physician and his patient, rather than from that of the health industry. [Courtesy of the Office of Jim McDermott.] With the arrival of new medical technologies, a cancer diagnosis is not the inevitable kiss of…


Comments | More in Health care, Politics | Topics: cancer, cancer survivors, health care

July 31, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Refining the definition of cancer

Institute is moving in the right direction Dr. Claudia Henschke, right, and CT Supervisor Gus Daphnis prepare Patricia Dowds for her lung scan at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center. For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former smokers should get annual scans to cut their…


Comments | More in Health care | Topics: cancer, definition, diagnosis

May 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Angelina Jolie gets double mastectomy

Don’t glorify it Dr Kirsti Funk, far right, walks in front of nurses from the Pink Lotus Breast Center, before making a statement regarding Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. Jolie underwent the procedure after learning she had a high probability for breast cancer. (Nick Ut / The Associated Press) I cannot listen to the media anymore talk about…


Comments | Topics: Angelina Jolie, breast cancer, cancer

May 18, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Dangers of tanning beds

State should consider regulations Beverly Fauvelle, owner of Sun Times tanning salon in West Seattle, says she rarely lets teens use her tanning beds and supports a bill to impose an age limit of 18. (Steven Ringman / The Seattle Times) May, our first sunny warm weather month, is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. People begin spending more…


Comments | Topics: cancer, melanoma, skin cancer

May 16, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy

Reform health care Dr Kirsti Funk, far right, walks in front of nurses from the Pink Lotus Breast Center, before making a statement regarding Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. (Nick Ut / The Associated Press) As a woman from a family in which breast cancer runs rampant, I found Angelina Jolie’s story particularly interesting [“Jolie puts a stark…


Comments | Topics: Angelina Jolie, breast cancer, cancer

March 12, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Former QFC CEO plans bike event to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Co-sponsors are supportive Regarding Nicole Brodeur’s column “Stuart Sloan rides for life” [NW Arts&Life, March 10]: What began as a wonderful story about an amazing man and a truly worthwhile cause, suddenly angered me at the categorization of co-sponsors as “[Sloan’s] highfalutin’ co-sponsors …” The adjectives that come to my mind are generous, committed, supportive. I doubt…


Comments | More in Philanthropy | Topics: cancer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, philanthropy