Cancer

Abreast in a Boat is an organization of dragon boat teams, five in Metro Vancouver, with the goal of raising awareness about breast cancer and to demonstrate that those who have been diagnosed can lead full and active lives. (Photo submitted: Neoma Ham)

Fort Langley-based Abreast With FORTitude dragon boat team looking for new members

Dragon boaters to resume training in April after two-year, COVID-caused hiatus

 

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks at a press conference in Vancouver on September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Premier Horgan completes throat cancer treatment, says he’s ‘feeling better every day’

B.C.’s premier was diagnosed with throat cancer in fall 2021

 

New studies suggest constant light alcohol consumption puts you at risk for various cancers just as much as binge drinking. (Pixabay photo)

Light alcohol consumption just as risky as binge drinking, BC Cancer study says

One out of seven new cancers were caused by light to moderate drinking in 2020

 

New cancer-fighting equipment at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (submitted photo)

In Surrey, ‘patients arriving in morning with cancerous tumours are leaving tumour-free hours later’

New interventional radiology suite opens at Surrey Memorial Hospital

New cancer-fighting equipment at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (submitted photo)
Erin Ocampo with her three children, aged 8, 6 and 4. (Erin Ocampo Facebook photo)
Erin Ocampo with her three children, aged 8, 6 and 4. (Erin Ocampo Facebook photo)
Premier John Horgan makes his address during the BC NDP virtual convention on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2021. (BC NDP)

B.C. Premier John Horgan says throat cancer prognosis is ‘very, very good’

Premier expected to start treatment over next couple of days

Premier John Horgan makes his address during the BC NDP virtual convention on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2021. (BC NDP)
This image provided by the National Institutes of Health shows an osteosarcoma cell with DNA in blue, energy factories (mitochondria) in yellow and actin filaments, part of the cellular skeleton, in purple. Eight years ago, a team of researchers launched a project to carefully repeat influential lab experiments in cancer research. They recreated 50 experiments, the type of work with mice and test tubes that sets the stage for new cancer drugs. They reported the results Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021: About half the scientific claims didn’t hold up. (National Institute of Health via AP)

Study can’t confirm lab results for many cancer experiments

New study reflects on shortcomings early in the scientific process

This image provided by the National Institutes of Health shows an osteosarcoma cell with DNA in blue, energy factories (mitochondria) in yellow and actin filaments, part of the cellular skeleton, in purple. Eight years ago, a team of researchers launched a project to carefully repeat influential lab experiments in cancer research. They recreated 50 experiments, the type of work with mice and test tubes that sets the stage for new cancer drugs. They reported the results Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021: About half the scientific claims didn’t hold up. (National Institute of Health via AP)
Kim Touen, who underwent surgery in 2018 for a rare cancer, smiles for a photo in hospital. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey mother’s cancer-survival story showcased

Kim Toeun’s life-saving operation at VGH highlighted for home lottery

Kim Touen, who underwent surgery in 2018 for a rare cancer, smiles for a photo in hospital. (Contributed photo)
FILE – B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Premier John Horgan diagnosed with cancer following throat biopsy

Premier expected to make a full recovery

FILE – B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)
Joshua Sloan, 27, is raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of his good friend and former teacher and running partner, Debbie Kovacs. She died from cancer in 2015. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey resident runs in honour of former teacher, running partner

Joshua Sloan had the Surrey firefighters join him for a run to Bear Creek Park from Simon Cunningham Elementary

Joshua Sloan, 27, is raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of his good friend and former teacher and running partner, Debbie Kovacs. She died from cancer in 2015. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Dr. Imran Ratanshi talks about the surgical lymphatic reconstruction program in video posted to Surrey Hospitals Foundation's YouTube channel.

VIDEO: Rare ‘life-changing’ microsurgeries for breast cancer patients new to Surrey hospital

‘Surrey will be well-positioned to offer immediate and early reconstruction for patients at uniquely high risk for developing lymphedema’

Dr. Imran Ratanshi talks about the surgical lymphatic reconstruction program in video posted to Surrey Hospitals Foundation's YouTube channel.
The CIBC Run for the Cure in Surrey, seen here in a 2016 photo, returns for a virtual event on Oct. 3, 2021. (File photo)

Surrey car-wash event to support CIBC Run for the Cure

Annual run a virtual affair, set for Oct. 3

The CIBC Run for the Cure in Surrey, seen here in a 2016 photo, returns for a virtual event on Oct. 3, 2021. (File photo)
Mother-daughter duo Karen Cartmill (right) and Chrissie Thernes raised more than $11,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation as participants in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey mother-daughter duo raise $11,000 in Tour de Cure

Karen Cartmill and Chrissie Thernes cycled 100 km in memory of sister/aunt Kathy Stonehouse

Mother-daughter duo Karen Cartmill (right) and Chrissie Thernes raised more than $11,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation as participants in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Contributed photo)
Chrissie Thernes and her mom Karen are planning to cycle 100 km on Aug. 28, as part of the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Surrey mother-daughter duo join virtual ride for cancer

Karen Cartmill and Chrissie Thernes to pedal 100 km on Aug. 28

Chrissie Thernes and her mom Karen are planning to cycle 100 km on Aug. 28, as part of the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Contributed photo)
Serena Kullar, 13, with the braids of her hair that will help make wigs for kids. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey teen surpasses $2K haircut-donation goal

16 inches of Serena Kullar’s hair will help make wigs for kids who’ve lost hair due to cancer

Serena Kullar, 13, with the braids of her hair that will help make wigs for kids. (Contributed photo)
Kayla Borkowsky, 22, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. She was given one year to live and her friend has set up a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses. (GoFundMe)

GoFundMe for 22-year-old Chilliwack mom with brain cancer, given 1 year to live

Kayla Borkowsky diagnosed with ‘rare and aggressive’ form of brain cancer

Kayla Borkowsky, 22, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. She was given one year to live and her friend has set up a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses. (GoFundMe)
Seven-year-old Eva Mailhot Maclean plays in a playground in Montreal, Saturday, May 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. study probes if more time in the shade as a child prevents skin cancer in adulthood

Researchers will install shade structures outside and track preschool-age children for six months while they play

Seven-year-old Eva Mailhot Maclean plays in a playground in Montreal, Saturday, May 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Serena Kullar is cutting her hair on June 30 - her 13th birthday – in support of wigs for kids. (Contributed photo)

Hair-raising goal in sight for South Surrey pre-teen

Serena Kullar hopes plan to donate her hair for kids’ wigs will boost fundraising support to $2K

Serena Kullar is cutting her hair on June 30 - her 13th birthday – in support of wigs for kids. (Contributed photo)
April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukaemia. (Facebook/ April Migneault)

Maple Ridge woman runs more kms each day to raise funds for Chilliwack friend with leukaemia

April Migneault ran more than 465 kms in 30 days to help raise money for Dave Corke and family

April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukaemia. (Facebook/ April Migneault)