Have dense breast tissue? Don’t panic

September 14, 2015

Dense breast tissue is normal. Half of women have dense tissue, a higher percentage of glandular and fibrous tissue in their breasts.

How breast cancer affects fertility, pregnancy and breast-feeding

September 14, 2015

For women in their peak childbearing years, a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments can create fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding challenges.

Breast cancer cases expected to increase by 50 percent by 2030

April 27, 2015

The National Cancer Institute released a recent study which forecasts breast cancer cases will increase by 50 percent by 2030.

Study examines diagnostic accuracy of breast biopsies

March 18, 2015
A breast biopsy study that included Oregon pathologists found many get it wrong on trickier cancer risk results.

Providence breast cancer patient takes final treatment as Wonder Woman

November 06, 2014

On Halloween, breast cancer patient Melissa Roy-Hart, aka Wonder Woman, allowed reporters to follow her to her final breast cancer treatment at Providence Cancer Center Oncology and Hematology Care Clinic – Southeast.

Integrative medicine for breast cancer patients

October 31, 2014
Providence Integrative Medicine Program offers complementary therapies such as acupuncture to help breast cancer patients cope and find relief.

Why breast cancer patients enroll in clinical trial research

October 09, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What motivates breast cancer patients to sign up for a research trial – is it hope or altruism or both?

The latest on the risks and detection of breast cancer

October 06, 2014
Oncologist Dr. Ali Conlin from Providence Cancer Center joins KATU’s AM Northwest to discuss the latest statistics, thoughts on mammograms, research and treatment, as well as some common myths about breast cancer.

What is a tumor board, and how does it benefit patients with breast cancer?

October 03, 2014
Providence Cancer Center’s tumor board acts like second and third – or more – opinions to craft the best treatment plans for women with breast cancer.

Preventive double mastectomies raise questions over who should be tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation, and why

May 14, 2013

Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventive double mastectomy because she has the BRCA1 gene mutation has raised concern over who else should be tested for the gene, and why.

Breast cancer support

October 10, 2012

Nurse navigators help guide patients through the cancer treatment process.