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Breast Cancer

It’s Time to Start Healing

Don’t delay getting your diagnostic tests. We’re here to keep you safe and healthy. It has been a long, tough road the past three months and we know many of our patients have put off important appointments and tests. For some, chronic or new health conditions have surfaced or gotten worse. We want you to know when you’re ready, we’re ready. We are...

Cancer Support

It’s Time to Start Healing

Don’t delay getting your diagnostic tests. We’re here to keep you safe and healthy. It has been a long, tough road the past three months and we know many of our patients have put off important appointments and tests. For some, chronic or new health conditions have surfaced or gotten worse. We want you to know when you’re ready, we’re ready. We are...

Colon Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Time to Get Back on Track!

Content derived from DocTalk with Greta Bernier, MD, Colorectal Surgeon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQyVnLf4k3w Why is it important to talk about colorectal cancer now?March is colorectal cancer awareness month. During the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer people have been getting their preventive screenings for colorectal cancer, with as much as a 70%...

Lung Cancer

Great News! Governor Jay Inslee Signs “Tobacco 21” Legislation

Starting January 20, 2020, it will be illegal under Washington law for tobacco or vaping products to be sold to those under age 21, thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 5, 2019. Washington is one of nine states to pass similar laws since 2015 to help prevent adolescents and young adults from forming harmful habits. "We're going to sa...

Other Cancers

Six Warning Signs of Middle Throat Cancer and the HPV Connection

By Chantel Turner, PA-C from the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer Many of us have heard of HPV, or human papilloma virus. We usually associate HPV with warts, sexually transmitted infection and sometimes cervical cancer. Did you know that the same HPV virus can also be the cause of some oral cancers of the throat? How is HP...

Prostate Cancer

Who Should Consider High Risk Cancer Screening and Genetic Testing?

Only a fraction of women and men are aware that their family history of cancer increases their own risk for cancer. Even fewer realize high risk screening is available to help them prevent cancer or find cancer when it is small and easiest to treat. It is estimated that 10 percent of people have a hereditary risk for cancer. This means a person was...