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MultiCare’s Helping Hands fund is a lifeline as Spokane couple navigates cancer journey

Posted on May. 17, 2021 ( comments)
After receiving a cancer diagnosis, patients and families can become flooded with shock, fear, anger and sadness.

Military veteran beats the odds against esophageal cancer

Posted on Apr. 28, 2021 ( comments)

If you saw Brett Nowlin today, you might see a vibrant 38-year-old out for a six-mile walk or playing disc golf at the park on a sunny day. You probably wouldn’t realize the obstacles he has overcome over the past few years. Brett bravely shares his story of beating the odds against esophageal cancer to bring awareness to one of the fastest growing cancers in the US today.

Researchers study how adolescents and young adults are treated for cancer

Posted on Apr. 27, 2021 ( comments)
A team of cancer survivors at MultiCare is determined to unravel why cancer survival rates are not improving as quickly for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) as they are for other age groups.  
Lynn Tanuvasa

Diagnosed with colorectal cancer while pregnant: Lynn's story

Posted on Mar. 17, 2021 ( comments)

In February of 2020, Lynn Tanuvasa, 42, received the news she was hoping not to hear: the colonoscopy she’d just had showed that she had colon cancer. Then, just a few days later, Tanuvasa received even more life-changing news: she was pregnant.

MultiCare adds new colorectal cancer services in Puyallup

Posted on Mar. 4, 2021 ( comments)
With colorectal cancer as one of the most common cancer diagnoses in the United States, MultiCare is pleased to offer a new option for patients seeking highly specialized and convenient services to treat colorectal cancer.

Donor-funded program helps childhood cancer survivors thrive

Posted on Dec. 7, 2020 ( comments)

A decade ago, Becca Jacobsen received life-changing news.  

What to know about stomach cancer: an interview with Prakash Gatta, MD

Posted on Nov. 9, 2020 ( comments)
Although stomach cancer is one of the top causes of cancer deaths in parts of the world, the occurrence of gastric, or stomach cancer, has decreased in the U.S over the last several decades. This Stomach Cancer Awareness Month we check in with Prakash Gatta, MD, to learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatments of stomach cancer.

MultiCare’s Institute for Research & Innovation and the Community Cancer Fund partner with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to launch COVID-19 Cancer Data Study

Posted on Aug. 13, 2020 ( comments)
The project will explore the impact of the pandemic on cancer care throughout Washington State while expanding access to research.

Our favorite stories of 2019

Posted on Dec. 20, 2019 ( comments)

Movember: What’s the latest in prostate cancer treatment?

Posted on Nov. 26, 2019 ( comments)