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Portland store caters to women facing cancer

‘Just Like a Woman’ specializes in helping women deal with all the changes a breast cancer diagnosis brings.

PORTLAND, Ore — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. ‘Just Like a Woman’ in Southwest Portland specializes in helping women deal with all the changes a diagnosis brings.

Cary Goldberg clearly remembers the day, 14 years ago, when she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. “It wasn’t supposed to happen to me. I’m half Asian, I have great genes, no one in my family has cancer, but it doesn’t matter, anybody can get breast cancer,” said the mother of two.

Since her treatment started with chemotherapy, Goldberg didn’t think she would have surgery. But the cancer spread and she had a double mastectomy. “It’s another piece of the healing journey from breast cancer and I think it’s a really important piece” explained

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Beechworth brewer designs florally pink beer to help raise money for regional cancer centre

There is a real art behind brewing beer, especially when standard ales or lagers just do not make the cut anymore.

Beechworth brewer James Dittko has experimented with many flavours and come up with a number of distinctive creations including a wasabi beer and BBQ chicken beer.

So far, he said there has not been a creation he did not liked the taste of.

“Once you understand the science of beer and how different chemicals react in the beer you know what you can and can’t add,” Mr Dittko said.

One of Mr Dittko’s latest creation is a pink beer made from the hibiscus flowers.

Pink beer

Bridge Road Brewers, where Mr Dittko is head brewer, teamed up with Albury’s Beer DeLuxe to raise funds for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre and awareness for breast cancer.

“We wanted to make it that famous Cancer Council pink,” Mr Dittko said.

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St. John’s fashion designer Rod Philpott’s bathroom-tissue ballgown is a tribute to breast cancer survivors | Regional-Lifestyles | Lifestyles

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic can spur an appreciation for toilet paper like Rod Philpott can.

Thousands upon thousands of cherry blossom petals, hand-punched and waxed and curled and intricately sewn to form a haute couture gown worthy of a New York runway — that’s Philpott’s latest project, and it’s all made from bathroom tissue.

Philpott, a native of the north-central Newfoundland town Point of Bay, was one of 15 fashion designers from across the country and the only one from this province invited to participate in this year’s Cashmere Collection Masquerade Ball in Toronto. The annual fashion show — which happened online this year — features original bathroom tissue couture created from Cashmere toilet paper, raising awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause through the Canadian Cancer Society.

With a 16th-century Venetian masquerade theme, the event focused on gowns and another hot item in

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Study Finds Cancer Center’s Patient and Staff Bathrooms Contaminated by Chemo Agents

While chemotherapy drugs are powerful in fighting various types of cancer, they can be hazardous if an individual is exposed to them outside of the realm of treatment. Recent study results presented at the 2020 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Bridge virtual conference demonstrate that these kind of drug encounters may very likely occur in hospital or clinic bathrooms.

Nurse researchers at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance started a quality improvement project that analyzed the degree of contamination in both the patient and staff bathrooms at an ambulatory comprehensive cancer center. Specifically, they were testing for the two most common chemotherapy agents: 5FU and oxaliplatin.

“We did this project back in October and November of last year, and we had a couple of goals in mind. One was to take a look at the amount of contamination. We assumed that we were going to see some in patient bathrooms. Then as

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