Surviving Breast Cancer: Linda’s Story

I'm Linda and I'm 68 years old. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I had my regular mammogram, something didn't look right. They wanted me to come back for another mammogram and ultrasound. That showed a possible tumor and a … [Read more...]

Getting a Mammogram: Why the Conflicting Recommendations?

**By Peter R. Eby, MD, FSBI** The controversy over when to start screening mammograms and how often to get them in average risk women has been around since the early 1990s. The American College of Radiology (ACR), United States Preventive Services … [Read more...]

A Labor of Love: Creating Hats for Hope

Kailey Druffel has visited Virginia Mason a number of times, but not as a patient. Her mother, Shelly, was a surgical technician at Virginia Mason when Kailey was young, before a long battle with breast cancer took Shelly’s life. Now her mom’s former … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Breasts Healthy Now and in the Years to Come

by Eva Khan, ARNP *** Lumps, bumps, pain and wanting a different size. What is the common source of these problems?  If you haven’t guessed, it’s a woman’s breasts. Breast issues can range from serious, like breast cancer, to cosmetic, … [Read more...]

Surviving Lymphoma: Matthew’s Story

My name is Matthew. I'm a city manager and I live in Ellensburg, Wash., with my wife and two children. We love doing outdoor things like camping and bike riding and treasure our annual trip to Disneyland. We are all proper Disney nerds! Two years … [Read more...]

Think Pink This October

October means pumpkins and Halloween costumes – and everything in the stores is a festive orange and black. But for those of us who know someone who has or has been through breast cancer, the only color that matters this month is pink for breast … [Read more...]

Breast Clinic Now Offers 3D Digital Screening for Cancer

Virginia Mason is now offering a new technology for screening women for breast cancer called Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, also known as DBT, which provides 3D mammography to help care providers make more accurate diagnoses. “The Virginia … [Read more...]