We captured a conversation with SCCA patients Teri Pollastro and Lynda Weatherby about living with metastatic breast cancer. Hear their thoughts about patient advocacy and metastatic breast cancer statistics below. You can also read a profile of Pollastro and Weatherby, who coordinate the annual Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference.
Metta Barden received her annual mammogram screening earlier this month at the SCCA Mammogram Van.
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an opportunity to remind women who find it challenging to schedule their annual mammogram that there are multiple ways to access mammography at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Make an appointment at the main clinic in South Lake Union or take advantage of the convenience of SCCA’s Mammogram Van, which travels around King County and offers the same quality of care as the clinic.
In 2012, Alan Herr, a cancer researcher, engaged in some macabre humor with his colleagues when he noticed his voice getting raspy and a gurgling sensation as he breathed. “That could be lung cancer,” he joked with his fellow scientists at the University of Washington, compressing air into his lungs then breathing out to show them the odd sound his breathing made.
When Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was newly diagnosed with melanoma in January, her surgical oncologist acknowledged the delicate and difficult nature of having cancer and being the public face of the Emerald City.
Lisa Newell knows she’s an outlier. It’s been more than 13 years since she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, just five months after giving birth to her third son.