A resource for those touched by cancer...

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating, for you and those around you. We believe survivorship begins the day you are diagnosed ... and we'll be with you every step of the way.

We've created this resource for you as a place to connect with our physicians, staff and other people going through similar situations. We hope you'll join the conversation by using our patient forums or commenting on our blog. (Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post!)

We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice. Please review our social media policy.

It's important to remember that everyone's journey is different, however, we will strive to provide tools that will help in recovery. After all, we're in this together.

Recent Blog Posts

State-of-the-art Breast Reconstruction

December 09, 2014
A cancer diagnosis is terrifying on its own. But, in the case of breast cancer, the possibility of breast disfigurement adds another unsettling detail.

When the doctor becomes the patient

December 04, 2014
Retired oral surgeon, Dr. David Hafer, shares his story as a doctor, a patient and a person battling anal cancer.

What to tell kids when a loved one has cancer

November 12, 2014
Cancer in the family becomes part of the family. Kids shouldn’t be excluded from it. Krista Robak, certified child life specialist at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, offers some advice on how to talk to kids about cancer.
Providence Cancer Survivorship Blog Guest Blogger

Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of breast cancer?

October 30, 2014
Do you know anyone who isn’t aware of breast cancer? If breast cancer is so ubiquitous, then why do we need a breast cancer awareness month? Why do we need seas of pink ribbons?

Harvesting and Health: Understanding the Healing Power of Wild Foods

October 28, 2014
Wild foods are nutritionally dense and have the unique ability to connect us with the seasons, the environment and the place we live. I think that is something a lot of people are really missing – that connection to community and to our food.
Providence Cancer Survivorship Blog Guest Blogger

Bladder Cancer: Did You Know Smoking Increases Your Risk?

October 22, 2014
You probably know smoking’s bad for a lot of reasons – like hypertension, heart disease and lung cancer. But, did you know smoking is the number-one risk factor for bladder cancer?

What's Your Excuse for Avoiding a Mammogram?

October 14, 2014
Does the thought of having a mammogram send a shiver through you? We women come up with all sorts of reasons to skip this potentially life-saving procedure. Here are the top six excuses doctors hear – and six reasons why these excuses just don’t work.

Stories of Support from Team Up Montana

October 07, 2014
Each year, hundreds of families in Western Montana are affected by cancer. Since 2009, Team Up Montana, the Providence Montana Health Foundation and the generosity of countless Western Montanans have helped provide life-saving treatment for hundreds of people with cancer in their communities – including Missoula’s Molly Huffman and Eileen Deda.

How Often You Should Have a Mammogram?

September 30, 2014
Confused about how often you should have a screening mammogram? Dr. Lawrence Bennett of South Sound Radiology explains how recent publicity doesn't get the story quite right and tells us what the current recommendations are.
Providence Cancer Survivorship Blog Guest Blogger

Preparing for a Storm

September 23, 2014
There’s a storm on the horizon. How should I prepare? Do everything to weather the storm as safely and as comfortably as possible? Then relax and feel at peace about the impending storm? Well … maybe.
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