breast cancer http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Parks allows breast-cancer survivor to swim without top http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-parks-allows-breast-cancer-survivor-swim-without-top <p>A breast-cancer survivor has won the right to swim without a top in Seattle&rsquo;s public pools.&nbsp;</p><p>Jodi Jaecks has been seeking permission to swim topless since February, saying swim tops irritated the scars from her double mastectomy.&nbsp; <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2018485244_swimmer.html">The Seattle Times reports</a> the city put off her request for months but made a decision yesterday after <a href="http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/cover-up/Content?oid=13970858">The Stranger reported her story</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:30:55 +0000 Amelia Greim 5363 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Parks allows breast-cancer survivor to swim without top Seattle doctor to battle breast cancer in Uganda http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-doctor-battle-breast-cancer-uganda <p>As an example of how cancer is no longer viewed solely as a health care issue of the rich world, a physician from Seattle plans to launch a pilot project studying the use of portable ultrasound for breast cancer diagnosis in Uganda.</p><p>Dr. Constance Lehman, a radiologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, wants to see if using the device in selected communities can improve detection and treatment success rates of this common cancer and killer.</p><p><strong><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/03/seattle-doctor-to-launch-breast-cancer-detection-project-in-uganda/">Read more on Humanosphere.</a></strong></p><p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:25:49 +0000 Tom Paulson 4591 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle doctor to battle breast cancer in Uganda