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10 Tips for Breast Cancer Patients During Treatment: No. 3 in a weekly series of tips during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
SEATTLE – Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering a series of weekly research-based tip sheets regarding a variety of topics related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. The series will conclude next Friday, Oct. 22.
Prostate Cancer Survivors Celebration Breakfast to raise money, awareness for prostate cancer research
After a five-year hiatus, the Prostate Cancer Survivors Celebration Breakfast is making a comeback at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel on December 9, 2010. The breakfast, the foremost fundraising event in the Northwest region dedicated to raising money and awareness for prostate cancer research, has become a symbol of strength, hope and community for prostate cancer survivors and their families. Volunteer leaders have set a goal to raise $1 million for the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research (IPCR), a collaboration between UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Related Diseases: Prostate Cancer
Getting a mammogram is one of the most important things a woman can do to protect her health. Unfortunately, more and more women are not getting the message. The percentage of women over 40 who reported having a mammogram has fallen more than 15 percent in Washington state over the last year. That’s why Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Safeway are sponsoring the second annual Make a Mammogram Promise Campaign, which gets underway Oct. 1 and runs throughout October.
Make a Mammogram Promise
UW Medical Center participates in national pilot study for treating patients with non small-cell lung cancer
University of Washington Medical Center is among a select group of six medical centers in the United States participating in a national pilot study that will promote evidence-based evaluation and treatment standards for patients with a type of lung cancer known as non small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In addition, these patients are candidates for a surgical treatment approach called “lung resection.”
Related Diseases: Lung Cancer
It used to be accepted that ovarian cancer was a “silent killer.” However, recent data have reproducibly demonstrated that the vast majority of patients with ovarian cancer have symptoms for at least several months before their diagnosis.
Related Diseases: Ovarian Cancer
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