Immunotherapy is changing the cancer landscape

We are embarking on a new horizon in fighting cancer, and it looks like there's a possibility we might win this battle. Cancer treatment and patients' prognosis are changing in positive ways, in part, due to the introduction of immunotherapy.

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Posted February 21, 2017

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Friends of Florence offers patients support on wheels

Cancer patients often have many concerns. A Florence non-profit believes getting to and from treatment should not be one of them.

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Posted February 15, 2017

Volunteers provide relaxation and support through healing touch

Every six weeks, Shari Pimental comes to Willamette Valley Cancer Institute for a checkup, following treatment. At her most-recent visit, she also received a massage from volunteer, licensed massage therapist Hope Birrell.

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Posted February 1, 2017

Lab techs give patients something to smile about

A cancer diagnosis often triggers months of medical appointments, from testing and treatment to follow-up care. At Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, a patient's visit often starts in the lab with a blood draw and a warm greeting.

"My goal, for myself, is just one stick and to make them smile," says Trisha Roberts, a lab technician and phlebotomist.

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Posted January 18, 2017

Support groups offer meaningful connections and essential information

When Lynne Phillips was diagnosed with multiple myeloma more than a decade ago, she felt overwhelmed and scared.

"When you're diagnosed with something you've never heard of and you're told that it's incurable—that it's cancer—it's very hard to deal with that on your own," Lynne says.

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Posted January 4, 2017