Cancer

The province has rolled out a plan to strengthen cancer care in B.C., with a focus on cervical cancer prevention. (Canva Creative/Black Press Media)

Access to cervical cancer screenings still lagging behind in some B.C. communities

At-home HPV screenings to go province-wide in B.C. within the year: Dix

The province has rolled out a plan to strengthen cancer care in B.C., with a focus on cervical cancer prevention. (Canva Creative/Black Press Media)
Firefighters from all across the province march along Menzies Street to the south lawn of the legislature in Victoria to honour those who died in the line of duty Monday (March 6). (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: B.C. firefighters honour fallen colleagues with cancer warning

The same gear that’s supposed to protect first responders is also killing them due to cancer, says firefighter

Firefighters from all across the province march along Menzies Street to the south lawn of the legislature in Victoria to honour those who died in the line of duty Monday (March 6). (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Starla Szarek celebrated her fourth birthday at B.C. Children’s Hospital on Feb. 12 as she prepares for chemotherapy treatments to begin this week. (Contributed)

Birthday girl needs a miracle: Kelowna child prepares for chemo

Starla celebrated her fourth birthday at B.C. Children’s Hopsital

  • Feb 12, 2023
Starla Szarek celebrated her fourth birthday at B.C. Children’s Hospital on Feb. 12 as she prepares for chemotherapy treatments to begin this week. (Contributed)
Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Selina Robinson (right) says she has cancer again. Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare (left) predicted that her cabinet colleague would beat cancer a second time. (Twitter)

B.C.’s post-secondary education minister diagnosed with cancer for the second time

Selina Robinson, who received her first diagnosis in 2006, said she plans to stay on

Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Selina Robinson (right) says she has cancer again. Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare (left) predicted that her cabinet colleague would beat cancer a second time. (Twitter)
Pictured are Gage Penney, dad Tyler, mom Marlena and sister Savannah. (Photo contributed)

‘Worst news imaginable’: Salmon Arm RCMP officer’s 9-year-old diagnosed with cancer

Fellow officers start fundraiser for family now living near BC Children’s Hospital

Pictured are Gage Penney, dad Tyler, mom Marlena and sister Savannah. (Photo contributed)
Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.

OPINION: Cervical cancer awareness didn’t seem important to me, until it was

January is cervical awareness month and a time to understand how devastating the disease really is

Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.
BC Cancer Kelowna has technology that’s the first of its kind in Canada, an adaptive radiation machine that makes the planning process faster. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

First in Canada cancer radiation machine in Kelowna

The machine uses artificial intelligence and makes the planning process exponentially faster

BC Cancer Kelowna has technology that’s the first of its kind in Canada, an adaptive radiation machine that makes the planning process faster. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Alicia Denobregan, left, who suffers from breast cancer, and Beatriz Ibanez who finished her treatment against breast cancer a year ago, walk on the catwalk during a fashion show called “Pink Parade’ during Fight Breast Cancer World Day in Caracas Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct.19, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

More breast cancer patients can choose smaller surgery

Studies showing lumpectomies can often work in cases that used to call for full mastectomies

Alicia Denobregan, left, who suffers from breast cancer, and Beatriz Ibanez who finished her treatment against breast cancer a year ago, walk on the catwalk during a fashion show called “Pink Parade’ during Fight Breast Cancer World Day in Caracas Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct.19, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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‘No safe number’ of trips to the tanning bed, says Kelowna doctor as winter approaches

UVA rays in tanning beds can be 15 times higher than sun exposure

  • Dec 9, 2022
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14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)
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’

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

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)
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

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. 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)
Left to right: Aaron Callaghan, Chris Simms, John Klie, Kris Boland and Terry Gillespie. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Terrace top officials bristle at ‘Movember’ men’s health challenge

Best mustache in Terrace contest to promote cancer screening

Left to right: Aaron Callaghan, Chris Simms, John Klie, Kris Boland and Terry Gillespie. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
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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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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)