Breast cancer taught Sara Hense an important lesson: She is stronger than she realized. This 35-year-old mom was six months pregnant with her third child when she discovered a lump in her right breast. After undergoing an ultrasound, then a mammogram and finally a biopsy, she learned it was cancer. Read more.
In the Faces of Breast Cancer story reported on KMTR NewSource 16 this month, several of our patients reveal their stories. You'll also hear from Willamette Valley Cancer Institute's own nutritionist Shelly Kokkeler, RD, and Dr. Julie Gemmell about nutrition and ways to keep healthy, for cancer prevention and long-term health. Read more.
Cancer can be frightening. There's no denying it. So I can understand why, in a situation that feels out of control, patients seek ways to take control back. One of the most common ways is through self-treatment. Read more.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to raise awareness than partaking in some whimsical fun for a great cause! Read more.
Through our partnerships with The US Oncology Network, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center participates in leading-edge research and gives patients access to experimental treatments otherwise unavailable to them. Two USON studies recognized recently by the American Society of Clinical Oncology herald remarkable advances in the way we can approach treatment to metastasized prostate and bladder cancers. Read more.