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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…

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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…

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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 With the arrival of new medical technologies, a cancer diagnosis is not the inevitable kiss of death it once was. As a cancer survivor, I have learned there is a whole new life to be had following years of treatments and hospitalizations. One’s health can improve, however compromised. Medical care has been…

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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 Congratulations to the scientists at the National Cancer Institute for taking a bold step in redefining how we diagnose cancer [“Scientists see harm in overly broad definition of cancer,” News, July 30.] By redefining terms, we are forever changing the way we diagnose and treat a variety of conditions,…

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

May 18, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Dangers of tanning beds

State should consider regulations May, our first sunny warm weather month, is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. People begin spending more time outdoors under sunny skies. Teens look forward to school recesses and summer breaks. In misguided efforts to improve their appearance, many young people desire skin tans. People will lie exposed under direct sunlight. Others will lie…

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Comments | Topics: cancer, melanoma, skin cancer

May 16, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy

Reform health care As a woman from a family in which breast cancer runs rampant, I found Angelina Jolie’s story particularly interesting [“Jolie puts a stark choice in spotlight,” page one, May 15]. While I have never considered Jolie an ideal role model by any means, I appreciate her decision and honesty regarding that decision.The article…

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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…

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