Angie Downs doesn’t like asking people for money. But she doesn’t like having lung cancer either.
In Uganda, nursing degrees focus on midwifery. The concept of an oncology nurse doesn’t really exist; there is little specialized training.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Kathleen Shannon Dorcy and Arlyce Coumar want to change that.
He rides with purpose. Along the rural stretches of Snoqualmie Valley, David Dunnington rides for hours and miles in his steadfast determination to make inroads against cancer.
This October, as we focus on breast cancer awareness, we’re also thinking about those who work tirelessly to level the healthcare playing field for everyone. Here is the latest article from our partner organization, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Cancers often hit underserved populations the hardest. These people don’t suffer and die solely because of a cancer diagnosis, but because they also lack money or health insurance or access to good care. They may live in medical deserts or lack the ability to speak English. They may be mired in misinformation or cultural or racial bias. Some may be mistrustful or fearful of white coats — or the white people who so often wear them.