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

Coping with cancer during the holidays

Amber Bell and her family love Christmas—from the tree to the traditions and all the twinkling lights. 

This year, however, this Springfield mom is undergoing chemotherapy for stage IV colon cancer, and while she wants to enjoy as much holiday fun as she can with her three daughters, ages 11, 9 and 2, it's physically difficult

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Posted December 20, 2016

UPDATE: WVCI facility expansion brings additional changes for patients

Patients coming to WVCI's Country Club Road clinic between now and late January will need to use the rear service elevator to access the building's second floor departments.

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Posted December 7, 2016

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