Healthy habits to reduce the side effects of cancer treatment

No one wants to face the prospect of a cancer diagnosis, especially when recovery means a long treatment regimen that may include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation. All of these treatments, while they can be life-saving, come with side effects that are less than desirable. The good news is that developing and maintaining some healthy habits can help you reduce the impact of these effects on your body and mind...

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Posted October 18, 2016

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Annual tournament takes a swing at breast cancer

Approximately 63 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this week in Oregon, according to the American Cancer Society. 

That is why 10 teams of softball players from Lane County travel to Salem one weekend each summer to join a movement that is taking a swing at cancer.

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By WVCI


Posted October 12, 2016

Forum offers information for navigating work with breast cancer

Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington is hosting a forum on Sat., Oct. 22 at the Eugene Hilton on how to navigate a cancer diagnosis and employment from a survivor's and business/human resources perspective.

This forum is for breast cancer patients, employers, and human resources specialists. 

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By WVCI


Posted October 11, 2016

WVCI facility expansion work ramps up

Big changes are happening at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, and we ask for your continued patience as our facility expansion and renovation moves into phase II. This phase of the construction project will be the most complex and potentially disruptive, as work crews begin renovating interior patient care areas. 

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Posted October 6, 2016

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A team approach to treating prostate cancer

As chief medical physicist at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, Adil Akhtar's job is all about the details. 

Patients undergoing radiation treatment may never meet him, but they benefit from his work. He ensures, first and foremost, patient safety, as well as the quality and effectiveness of every radiation treatment a patient receives.

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Posted September 28, 2016