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

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.
Providence Cancer Survivorship Blog Guest Blogger

What to Say to Someone with Cancer

September 16, 2014
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, we often don’t know what to say. Just starting a conversation can be difficult because there is no presupposed way to talk to someone who has cancer. Breast cancer survivor Mary Kay Jurovcik offers some tips.

Every Woman Counts in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

September 16, 2014
South Sound Breast Center in Olympia is hosting a women's health event on Saturday, September 27. Come have your annual mammogram and take advantage of other welllness education opportunities, too.

Caring for the Caregiver

September 09, 2014
The world changes when a person hears: “You have cancer.” The patient’s world changes, obviously. But, we sometimes forget cancer impacts not only the person diagnosed with the disease, but those around them, too – family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.

Community Cancer Events

September 02, 2014
Community cancer events are scheduled across Washington and Montana. Read our latest blog post to see what’s happening in your neighborhood.

What is 3D Mammography? Is It Right for Me?

August 26, 2014
3D mammography is an innovative screening and diagnostic tool for breast cancer. It takes a series of multiple images to form a 3D picture of your breast tissue in as little as one-millimeter slices. These detailed images allow the radiologist to scroll through the breast tissue, layer by layer, and obtain a more accurate overall picture of the breast.

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Innovator in Genomic Medicine, to Lead Providence Cancer Services and Bioinformatics

August 19, 2014
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon and scientist known globally for applying collaborative science and technology to improve the health of patients battling life-threatening disease, has been named Providence Health & Services’ new global director for cancer services and bioinformatics.