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Another View: Early detection is key for cancer survival

There are certain words no one ever wants to hear. Cancer is one of them. It was in September of 1998, and my family had gathered at my foothill home to celebrate my son’ ...

Reader Input: Let’s find ways to end the stigma

The silver lining to the tragic death of Robin Williams could be that his star power draws a lot of media attention and shines a light on his struggles with substance abuse and a m ...

Reader Input: Sometimes, losing is a good thing

Last Christmas, a person very important to me gave me the gift of a lifetime … the gift of life. This is not an exaggeration. The present was a one-year membership at Well ...

Auburn's Relay for Life luminaria walk honors cancer victims, survivors

Auburn resident Jeanne Herron stops to reflect at one of the candlelit bags Saturday during the Relay for Life luminaria walk at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Each bag is decor ...

Auburn's Relay For Life raises money for the American Cancer Society

Twenty-four hours might not seem like a long time when taken in the context of a lifetime. But for those whose lives are threatened by cancer, days can be looked at somewhat differ ...

Auburn Journal Newsmakers: Peggy Christensen

The Gold Country Fairgrounds was a place of remembrance and celebration this weekend as the Auburn Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society took place.  Jour ...

Auburn Relay for Life participant finds “new normal” as cancer patient

Auburn’s Relay for Life bills itself as: “One day. One night. One community. One fight.” For cancer survivor Nina Vaughan of Auburn the overnight Aug. 20-21 walkathon is a p ...