Targeting Cancer: Treating prostate cancer in less time

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, second to skin cancer, but there are more treatment options available today than ever before.

And now, there’s one more.

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Posted September 19, 2016

Cancer patient keeps her cool and her hair during chemotherapy

When Jessie Wells prepared to begin chemotherapy earlier this year, there's one thing she knew for certain: she didn't want to lose her hair.

"It might sound vain to be worried about something like that, but vanity didn't have anything to do with it," the 39-year-old mother of four says. "I wanted to keep my hair so my children wouldn't worry. I wanted to live as normal of a life as I could, and I didn't want people to give me sympathy simply because they could see that I'm sick."

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Posted September 16, 2016

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Local fundraiser supports blood cancer research

As senior vice president of Oregon Pacific Bank, Jeff Gusinow understands the importance of planning for the unexpected. What he never anticipated was cancer.

"Totally came out of nowhere," Gusinow says. "I found a lump under my arm and I just happen to be going in for my physical. I just thought I had strained my arm exercising." 

That was 10 years ago. The diagnosis: follicular lymphoma, the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It's slow growing, but there is no cure.

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Posted August 31, 2016

Beating cancer one burpee at a time

Michael Aliotti is about to attempt something great. Something most people will never even consider. A feat one might think is down right crazy.

The software engineer and father of two (soon to be three!) will take on the challenge of setting a new Guinness World Record of completing as many burpees as possible in 12 hours on Friday, September 23, at RENA Fitness in Eugene.

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Posted August 24, 2016

The healing power of a tutu

Kelly Lee is a firm believer that everyone should have an inner superhero. It just so happens that her alter ego wears colorful tutus and military boots.

“Clark Kent has Superman. Kelly Lee has TuTu Girl,” she declares proudly.

Donning colorful tutus is how the 51-year-old legal assistant channeled a strength she didn’t know she possessed during one of the most difficult periods of her life—a breast cancer diagnosis and the year of treatment that followed.

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Posted August 16, 2016

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