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Dusty Smart, a 12 year-old cancer patient from Butte

Dusty Smart, a 12 year-old cancer patient from Butte

Dusty Smart, a 12 year-old cancer patient from Butte, visits with her doctor Carrie Neuhardt, left, and her mother, Kelly Smart, Tuesday morning in St. Vincent Healthare. The Smarts have been able to stay at the Meadowlark House during her treatments in Billings.

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St. Vincent Healthcare offers low-dose CT lung cancer screening

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, killing more than 150,000 Americans a year. The disease has a five-year survival rate of less than 16 percent, which continues to be significantly lower than the survival rate seen in other major cancers; breast, colon a…

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Laramie teen makes keychains to help causes

Laramie teen makes keychains to help causes

LARAMIE, Wyo. — When a 13-year-old Laramie resident learned how to make keychains by hand from one of her mother’s friends, she immediately thought of a purpose for her newfound hobby.

November 14, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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The Car Factory celebrates everything from holidays to breast cancer awareness with high-flying decorations

The Car Factory celebrates everything from holidays to breast cancer awareness with high-flying decorations

Billings motorists who frequently drive down State Avenue where it meets Underpass Avenue have probably noticed the kaleidoscope of colors adorning the flagpoles at The Car Factory.

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6th-graders get game faces on for Pack the Place in Pink

6th-graders get game faces on for Pack the Place in Pink

When it comes to tie-dyeing T-shirts, there's a special technique to getting adequate color into the tightly twisted fabric.

October 21, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Sixth-graders Lacee Torno and Zane Fleury

Sixth-graders Lacee Torno and Zane Fleury

Sixth-graders Lacee Torno, left, and Zane Fleury wear pink tie-dye in Darcene Butler’s class at Independent School on Tuesday.

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Darcene Butler

Darcene Butler

Darcene Butler, who has been fighting cancer for the last three years, talks with her sixth-grade class at Independent School on Tuesday. Butler’s class tie-dyed T-shirts and headbands for Thursday’s Pack the Place in Pink volleyball game at Skyview.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Making screening a habit can prevent colorectal cancer

HEALTH MATTERS: Making screening a habit can prevent colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer diagnosed in Montana and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society and Centers for Disease Control. Screening tests can help prevent and provide early detection of colorec…

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Lindeen announces insurance change to help with expensive cancer, MS drugs

Lindeen announces insurance change to help with expensive cancer, MS drugs

Montanans who need expensive prescription drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, cancer, hepatitis and other critical illnesses could get some relief next year with a change in the way insurance companies cover prescription drugs. State Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen announced Friday that…

October 10, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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SAINTS Ball breaks record; raises more than $1 million for St. Vincent surgical center

SAINTS Ball breaks record; raises more than $1 million for St. Vincent surgical center

St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation’s 36th annual SAINTS Ball netted a record amount of $1,050,000 for St. Vincent Healthcare’s new Medical-Surgical Center of Excellence.

October 07, 2014 8:42 am Photos

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Benefit dinner planned for Iraq war veteran diagnosed with cancer

Benefit dinner planned for Iraq war veteran diagnosed with cancer

A 26-year-old Iraq war veteran is engaged in one of the potentially deadliest battles of his life.

October 04, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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War veteran

War veteran

Kenneth Bland enlisted in the Army National Guard in 2008 and was deployed to Iraq in 2010.

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Cancer diagnosis

Cancer diagnosis

Kenneth Bland, 26, receives six days of inpatient chemotherapy every three weeks. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on July 2.

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Dedicated soldier

Dedicated soldier

Kenneth Bland, who was deployed to Iraq in 2010, is diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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Guest View: 320 days plus -- my battle with cancer

Guest View: 320 days plus -- my battle with cancer

On Dec. 9, 2013, I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer.

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St. Vincent puts focus on cancer patients with $4.3 million renovation project

St. Vincent puts focus on cancer patients with $4.3 million renovation project

Suffering from colon cancer, 22-year-old Craig Canape spent at least 74 days in Room 370, a “bleak” and “tired-looking” room on the third floor of Fortin Tower at St. Vincent Healthcare.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lawsuit: Jail inmate’s throat cancer went untreated for months

Lawsuit: Jail inmate’s throat cancer went untreated for months

A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against the county, sheriff and a doctor alleging that a former Yellowstone County jail inmate’s cancer went undiagnosed for almost a year — leading to a ruptured lump in his throat followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatment for advanced cancer.

July 15, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Yellowstone County Relay for Life celebrates 20 years of supporting cancer research

Yellowstone County Relay for Life celebrates 20 years of supporting cancer research

This year marks a milestone anniversary for the Yellowstone County Relay for Life.

June 30, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Olivia Clyde, 14, takes a whack at a pinata

Olivia Clyde, 14, takes a whack at a pinata

Olivia Clyde, 14, takes a whack at a pinata representing cancer while celebrating with friends and family the end of her chemotherapy treatments at Billings Clinic on Thursday morning. Olivia, who lives in Gillette, Wyo., has been fighting osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.

June 19, 2014 3:31 pmLoading…

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