Cancer

Firefighters from the Malakwa Fire Department and others from the Shuswap participate in a live-burn training exercise. (File Photo)

New builds made of combustible materials make for hotter blazes: Shuswap firefighters

‘It really is a dangerous environment now. Stuff can be replaced but firefighters cannot’

 

Vancouver naturopath Dr. Jordan Atkinson has been suspended and fined, after he admitted to failing to fully document one patient’s medical records. (Credit: Pixabay/DarkoStojanovic)

Vancouver naturopath suspended after patient says he failed to detect their tumor

Dr. Jordan Atkinson was treating his patient for hemorrhoids at the time

 

Through her Instagram account, Not In The Pink, Tina Martel works to raise awareness about breast cancer and loving your body. (Courtesy of Tina Martel)

B.C. woman who beat breast cancer twice advocates for body positivity on Instagram

Survivor celebrates women who choose not to undergo reconstruction surgery after mastectomies

 

B.C. firefighters will receive workers’ compensation for two more types of cancer, pancreatic and thyroid, as of Nov, 8. 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. firefighters now covered for 2 more types of cancer

Pancreatic, thyroid cancers added to types covered by workers’ compensation

B.C. firefighters will receive workers’ compensation for two more types of cancer, pancreatic and thyroid, as of Nov, 8. 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
Protected workers remove building remnants containing asbestos. (Contributed)

More than 700,000 homes across the province likely to contain asbestos: WorkSafeBC

Renovations on pre-1990s homes can lead to fatal illnesses for workers

Protected workers remove building remnants containing asbestos. (Contributed)
Hairy Surrey Eagles broadcaster Joey Pitt, left, poses for a photo with bald Vancouver Canucks play caller Brendan Batchelor in September. Pitt plans to be shaved bald next March to make a wig for a kid with cancer. (Submitted photo)

Now THAT’S hockey hair: Surrey Eagles broadcaster grows massive mullet to make wig for kids

Joey Pitt’s season-long fundraiser is inspired by a close friend lost to cancer

Hairy Surrey Eagles broadcaster Joey Pitt, left, poses for a photo with bald Vancouver Canucks play caller Brendan Batchelor in September. Pitt plans to be shaved bald next March to make a wig for a kid with cancer. (Submitted photo)
A Surrey Beavers’ player makes a tackle in a “Ruck for the Cure” game in 2016 at Sullivan Heights Park. To date the club has raised more than $100,000 for cancer research. The 2022 version of Ruck for the Cure is set for Oct. 22. (File photo: Boaz Joseph)

Surrey Beavers to ‘Ruck for the Cure’ this Saturday

Cloverdale-based team launches 9th annual cancer fundraiser.

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A Surrey Beavers’ player makes a tackle in a “Ruck for the Cure” game in 2016 at Sullivan Heights Park. To date the club has raised more than $100,000 for cancer research. The 2022 version of Ruck for the Cure is set for Oct. 22. (File photo: Boaz Joseph)
Phil Harbridge, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2019, runs on of the nine half-marathons he’s completed this year. (Contributed photo)

Marathon runner aims to raise funds for myeloma research through White Rock event

Phil Harbridge wants to aim $10,000 through White Rock Multiple Myeloma March

Phil Harbridge, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2019, runs on of the nine half-marathons he’s completed this year. (Contributed photo)
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Terry Bradshaw says he’s been treated for 2 kinds of cancer

Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw said Sunday he has been treated…

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Al & Laurie Silvester on their wedding day in Sept. 2021. (Submitted photo)
Al and Laurie Silvester on their wedding day in Sept. 2021. (Submitted photo)

Surrey woman works to hit cancer fundraising target in husband’s memory

In his last few weeks, Al Silvester was adamant about sharing his story and raising money

Al & Laurie Silvester on their wedding day in Sept. 2021. (Submitted photo)
Al and Laurie Silvester on their wedding day in Sept. 2021. (Submitted photo)
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Katie Couric reveals breast cancer diagnosis

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

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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

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)
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

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)
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.
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Vancouver rockers line up to play drummer’s ‘F**K Cancer’ concert at Coquitlam casino

With help of Rocket Norton and friends, the Oct. 1 show will raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

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Participants warm up before Surrey’s 2014 Run for the Cure event, which was held at Bear Creek Park. This year’s event, scheduled for South Surrey Athletic Park, is Oct. 2. (Black Press file photo)

CIBC Run for the Cure set for return to South Surrey in October

Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser scheduled for Oct. 2 at South Surrey Athletic Park

Participants warm up before Surrey’s 2014 Run for the Cure event, which was held at Bear Creek Park. This year’s event, scheduled for South Surrey Athletic Park, is Oct. 2. (Black Press file photo)
Identical twin brothers Weston, left and Bennett, right, both have leukemia and are making regular trips from their Murrayville home to BC Children’s Hospital for treatment. (GoFundMe)

VIDEO: Twin B.C. brothers, 3, battle cancer

Both are being treated together after they were both diagnosed with the same type of leukemia

Identical twin brothers Weston, left and Bennett, right, both have leukemia and are making regular trips from their Murrayville home to BC Children’s Hospital for treatment. (GoFundMe)
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