Kathryn Ann Hansen

Kathryn "Kathy" Ann (Lewis) Hansen, 65, passed away after a short battle with cancer on October 31, 2015 at her home in Juneau. Kathy was born to Therman and Anne Lewis in Ketchikan on January 20, 1950, but spent...
Marcella Smith Bush

...April 7, 1942 November 4, 2015Marcella Bush Smith passed away November 4, 2015 in Odessa TX following a short battle with cancer.Marcie was born in Rupert Idaho to John and Rosa Bush, the youngest of four children and only daughter. She spent her childhood...
Kenneth Scott Willis

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Kenneth Scott Willis, 61, passed away from cancer on October 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Scott was born August 21, 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona to Lorraine Ellen "Kitsie...
Cancer Connection offers 'Let's Talk' program training

Cancer Connection will offer its "Let's Talk" program training Nov...Valley Public Library's large meeting room. "Let's Talk" matches cancer survivors with cancer patients to answer questions and provide guidance.This is a free...
Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

...areas are orthopedic, nonemergency heart conditions and planned major surgeries. In May, the company opened up the program to cancer surgeries as well.For many Alaskans, these kinds of procedures just aren't available locally. A few of Premera's medical...
SEACC director, facing cancer, resigns

...scope to support climate change, local sustainability and fisheries issues.Marvin told Schoenfeld that she is fighting breast cancer. She said her outlook is good, but she needs time to recover.SEACC is advertising for Marvin's replacement.
Victor Melvin Bean Sr.

Lifetime Hoonah resident Victor Melvin Bean Sr. died October 14, 2015 in the comforts of his home after a battle with cancer lasting over 11 years.He was born January 1, 1947 in Hoonah, AK to Richard & Edith Bean. He was one of seven children...
Cancer group's mammogram advice: Start later, get fewer

CHICAGO - The American Cancer Society now says women should start mammograms...In new guidelines out Tuesday, the cancer society recommends that most women should begin annual screening for breast cancer at age 45 instead of 40, and switch to...
Nation and World
WHO links processed meat to cancer

...more than a dozen types of cancer in populations with diverse...links in particular to colon cancer. It said red meat contains...colon, prostate and pancreatic cancers.The agency made no specific...increases the risk of colorectal cancer over a lifetime by about 18...
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What cancer screenings and when?

The following is based on the American Cancer Society's cancer screening schedules for a few cancers; this list is not exhaustive. Different...Consult your physician for a personalized cancer screening schedule based on your health...


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