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Longtime and much-loved Tacoma newspaper columnist Kathleen Merryman, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in December, is documenting her treatment in a series of stories she calls, “The Lucky Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer.” Though there is no good kind of cancer, Merryman explains, her cancer is the least bad, which is why she describes herself as lucky.
Over the last five years, the Carol Milgard Breast center has provided more than 120,000 screening mammograms to women and more than 250,000 exams and procedures in total.
MultiCare Health System is a proud partner in this community resource.
Women may not know where to turn after a mastectomy, breast reconstruction or custom prosthesis, especially when it comes to finding clothes that will make them feel good. The Healthy Reflections Boutique is one great resource for women seeking a little style after a less-than-glamorous procedure.
The Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation has awarded a $2.75 million grant for the Carol Milgard Breast Center to provide tomosynthesis (also known as 3D mammography) to aid in the early detection of breast cancer. The technology will be installed later this year, making the center the first in Pierce County to offer this technology.
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