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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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." Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.