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Katie Couric reveals breast cancer diagnosis

On Sept. 28, journalist Katie Couric revealed she was diagnosed with breast…

 

A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)

BC Cancer launches $500M fundraising campaign as patient numbers projected to grow

Estimated 37,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with disease annually by 2030

 

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC marked Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September with the release of a unique pair of briefs, with rear-end access for easy doctor check-ups. (Image courtesy of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC)

‘Cheeky’ campaign launch aims to get B.C. men thinking about prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC handing out underwear with rear end access to promote exams

 

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.

VIDEO: Message from Ryan Reynolds helps Black Press reporter celebrate end of cancer journey

Reporter Jessica Peters writes how one tweet helped share happiness around the world

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.
Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)

Island family rocked by tragic losses of father and daughter within 2-week span

Woman loses husband and daughter to cancer within two weeks

Robert Owsianyk and Madison Fotheringham died just days apart this summer. (Supplied by family)
More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: $6.3 million raised as Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser for cancer rolls through B.C. cities

More than 1,100 cyclists rode through Eastern Fraser Valley to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Four-year-old Rylie Nicholls continues to battle stage four neuroblastoma (Toni Nicholls/Facebook)

‘Army on steroids’: Lake Country girl fighting cancer looking for support

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is supported by the Dream Lottery, tickets on sale now

Four-year-old Rylie Nicholls continues to battle stage four neuroblastoma (Toni Nicholls/Facebook)
Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be sacred space. The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted

Cancer patient plans sacred space in Kootenay hospital

The space will allow patients to focus on emotional wellness and find support from their peers.

Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be sacred space. The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted
Georgia Poitras, 9, and her sister Rosie, 5, sell flowers at their nana’s house in Oak Bay to raise funds for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Courtesy Jen Poitras)

Girls sell nana’s flowers in Greater Victoria to raise $375 for kids with cancer

Young philanthropists honour late cousin with streetside stand

Georgia Poitras, 9, and her sister Rosie, 5, sell flowers at their nana’s house in Oak Bay to raise funds for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Courtesy Jen Poitras)
Ben Stelter with Connor McDavid. (Twitter photo)

Oilers mourn death of ‘dear friend’ Ben Stelter, 6, after battle with brain cancer

Ben Stelter was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer

Ben Stelter with Connor McDavid. (Twitter photo)
Beachgoers set up an umbrella on the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. A study by Toronto researchers says the prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer is on the rise in Ontario, climbing by 30 per cent from 2003 to 2017 following a period of decline decades earlier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jae C. Hong

New B.C.-based technology may help diagnose skin cancer sooner

Early detection greatly improves the chances of successful treatment

Beachgoers set up an umbrella on the beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. A study by Toronto researchers says the prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer is on the rise in Ontario, climbing by 30 per cent from 2003 to 2017 following a period of decline decades earlier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jae C. Hong
Participants of the Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival’s Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge toss carnations into the Nanaimo harbour after racing on July 9. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival return includes survivor race, carnation ceremony

Dragonboat races return to Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo after COVID-19 hiatus

Participants of the Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival’s Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge toss carnations into the Nanaimo harbour after racing on July 9. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Gary Averbach striding down the side of the highway on Bob’s Walk For Cancer Research. (Contributed by Gary Averbach)

B.C. senior walks from Calgary to Vancouver raising money for cancer research

Bob’s Walk For Cancer Research passed through Revelstoke on July 8

Gary Averbach striding down the side of the highway on Bob’s Walk For Cancer Research. (Contributed by Gary Averbach)
Bianca Hayes is an athlete and advocate for ovarian cancer research training for her second trans-Canada ride. (photo/ David and Justina Tam of The Coconut Creative).

B.C. woman starts 5,900 km bike trek across Canada in honour of sister lost to ovarian cancer

The advocate began endurance cycling in 2018 after losing her sister to ovarian cancer

Bianca Hayes is an athlete and advocate for ovarian cancer research training for her second trans-Canada ride. (photo/ David and Justina Tam of The Coconut Creative).
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Matthew and Kari Atkins have been paying $1,200 a month to treat Kari’s metastatic breast cancer for the last several months. (Submitted photo)

B.C. couple left to foot $1,200-a-month cancer treatment bill due to ‘funding loophole’

Kari and Matthew Atkins hope the government will offer funding for people in their situation

Matthew and Kari Atkins have been paying $1,200 a month to treat Kari’s metastatic breast cancer for the last several months. (Submitted photo)
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The White Rock Lake wildfire in North Okanagan is shown burning during the 2021 B.C. wildfire season. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)

B.C. wildfires may be linked to 10% higher chance of brain tumours

New study finds higher incidence of lung cancer and brain tumours due to wildfire exposures

The White Rock Lake wildfire in North Okanagan is shown burning during the 2021 B.C. wildfire season. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)
Firefighters-Cancer 20220505 Vancouver firefighter Jenn Dawkins, shown in a handout photo, lobbied for breast cancer to be included in British Columbia’s legislation as a presumed occupational illness covered by the province’s health and safety agency for workers. Three years later, she would be diagnosed with the disease that is a top killer of firefighters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-David Harcus

Firefighters say recognition of their cancer risk is tough battle across Canada

British Columbia recently amended the Workers Compensation Act to include three more cancers

Firefighters-Cancer 20220505 Vancouver firefighter Jenn Dawkins, shown in a handout photo, lobbied for breast cancer to be included in British Columbia’s legislation as a presumed occupational illness covered by the province’s health and safety agency for workers. Three years later, she would be diagnosed with the disease that is a top killer of firefighters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-David Harcus
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