Patient navigator urges lawmakers’ continued support for patients

Anne Gallagher sees cancer from two perspectives—as a survivor of lung cancer, and now as a patient navigator at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center.

For the first time, Anne is sharing her experiences with lawmakers at the state and national level to encourage continued funding for medical research and support for screening and education programs.

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Posted March 11, 2015

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