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Despite having a reputation for gray skies, Oregon has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the nation. OHSU is holding a ‘War On Skin Cancer’ event Saturday to help figure out why.
Sports | local | News | OPB News BlogSept. 29, 2014 8:21 p.m.
The University of Oregon Ducks will be looking pretty in pink in October to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for the third phase of a sweeping national research study about cancer.
A federal magistrate in Portland has allowed a group of 21 soldiers, who believe they were exposed to hexavalent chromium, which is known to cause cancer, to continue their suit against a military contractor in Iraq.
Portland gallery owner and artist Laura Russo has died after struggling with cancer. She was 66 years old.
Oregon State Treasurer Ben Westlund is vowing to stay on the job, despite announcing Thursday that his cancer is back.
A new study suggests what would seem to be a bizarre of risk factor for breast cancer. OHSU researchers found that women who were born to mothers with wide hips were 7 times more likely to develop breast cancer.
Jenny Conlee, the accordionist, pianist and keyboard player for the Decemberists and Black Prairie, talks about her experience going through treatment and coming out the other side.
Andrea Leggitt's laser-cut designs draw on familiar memes like Grumpy Cat and cult favorites like Twin Peaks. She found an audience of "Internet nerds" during her battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
An advisory panel to the National Cancer Institute has recommended changing the names of some precancerous tumors in an effort to lower overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
The idea is that the word cancer can cause such trauma and fear that it leads to rash and unnecessary procedures. An example of a cancer the panel recommends downgrading is ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), what is sometimes called stage 0 breast cancer. Some women undergo mastectomies and chemotherapy to destroy tumors that likely would have never left the milk duct.
This sort of pulling back from cancer detection and treatment has been a hard sell for doctors, thanks in large part to their successes educating the public about cancer. For decades, the most persistent mantra about cancer was early detection. If cancers could be found at nascent stages, the reasoning went, more people could be saved. More and better screenings ensued. Until a few years ago, this was considered great news. Now, though, there's a growing belief among doctors and researchers that more detection hasn't led to greater survival rates and it may even cause more harm than good with some cancers. The most famous example of this change in thinking came in 2009 when the guidelines for mammograms were changed, having women start screening later and less frequently.
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For some cancers, preventive cancer screenings are readily available. But who should be screened?
Randall Children's Hospital, in partnership with Pablove Shutterbug Photography, facilitated a grant from the Livestrong Foundation to allow children with cancer to learn fundamentals of photography.
Cancer treatments can leave physical and mental side effects that patients may not be prepared for.