Cancer

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

 

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

‘The reality is hotter fires’: Building construction part of training for Shuswap firefighters

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

 

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

 

Salmon Arm firefighters prepare to fight a residential fire near the corner of 20th Street NE and Okanagan Avenue in April 2022. (File photo)

Letter: Past time we took the health of firefighters more seriously

“All smoke and fumes can be harmful, but some are more harmful than others.”

  • Nov 18, 2022
Salmon Arm firefighters prepare to fight a residential fire near the corner of 20th Street NE and Okanagan Avenue in April 2022. (File photo)
Salmon Arm firefighters prepare to fight a residential fire near the corner of 20th Street NE and Okanagan Avenue in April 2022. (File photo)

Shuswap fire chiefs applaud expanded cancer coverage for firefighters

‘A car fire is not a car fire anymore, it’s a toxic chemical dump’

Salmon Arm firefighters prepare to fight a residential fire near the corner of 20th Street NE and Okanagan Avenue in April 2022. (File photo)
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)
An online fundraiser has been launched for Jessica Tetz, a Vernon woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. (GiveSendGo photo)

Friends and family rally around Vernon woman fighting aggressive breast cancer

Jessica Tetz just purchased her first home in Vernon and is unable to work due to chemo treatments

An online fundraiser has been launched for Jessica Tetz, a Vernon woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. (GiveSendGo photo)
A Keremeos winery is selling a very special wine called Olivia the Brave to honour their niece who passed away two years ago this month. (Corcelettes Estate Winery)

Keremeos winery crafts special wine ‘Olivia the Brave’ in memory of niece

Corcelettes Estate Winery donating 100% from every bottle to Brandon Regional Health Foundation

A Keremeos winery is selling a very special wine called Olivia the Brave to honour their niece who passed away two years ago this month. (Corcelettes Estate Winery)
Friends Abreast team members Janet Ferns, Melanie Gotell, Angie Trenholm and Barb Puetz prepare to hand out pink carnations on Oct. 1 at the Mall at Piccadilly for Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a reminder to book a mammogram. (Contributed)

Carnations serve as reminder in Salmon Arm to get a mammogram

Members of Friends Abreast dragonboat team, made up of survivors and supporters, hand out carnations

Friends Abreast team members Janet Ferns, Melanie Gotell, Angie Trenholm and Barb Puetz prepare to hand out pink carnations on Oct. 1 at the Mall at Piccadilly for Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a reminder to book a mammogram. (Contributed)
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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)
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.
Left to right: Joyce Hannett (mother), Susan Schmalz (daughter), Josie Schmalz (grand-daughter) [Contributed]

Kelowna mother-daughter duo marching for multiple myeloma research

The Multiple Myeloma March takes place Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.

Left to right: Joyce Hannett (mother), Susan Schmalz (daughter), Josie Schmalz (grand-daughter) [Contributed]
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

  • Aug 19, 2022
Four-year-old Rylie Nicholls continues to battle stage four neuroblastoma (Toni Nicholls/Facebook)
The Tour will be held in the Fraser Valley on August 27 (Tour de Cure/Facebook)

Friends, family rally in Tour de Cure to support Kelowna woman diagnosed with cancer

The event takes place in the Fraser Valley and Kelowna on August 27

The Tour will be held in the Fraser Valley on August 27 (Tour de Cure/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