Cancer provided new path for patient navigator

Each week, Katie Burke comes to work at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute. Once every six months, she checks in as a patient.

Her cancer journey began in 2009, at age 23, just three months after she and her husband, Cameron, were married. Katie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and chose to have a double mastectomy with reconstruction. 

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Posted March 14, 2017

Good nutrition is key to cancer treatment and recovery

Nutrition plays an important role in cancer care. Eating the right kids of foods, in the right amounts, and at the right times can make a difference during treatment and in recovery.

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Posted March 2, 2017

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