Those who participated in â€œWalk to Liveâ€ on Saturday raised $17,000 to benefit local women with breast and gynecological cancer.
Hosted by Soroptimist International of Eugene, Emerald Empire and Junction City, the walk supports Willamette Valley Cancer Instituteâ€™s Breast and Gynecological Assistance Fund. A sponsor of the event, WVCI was there to support breast and gynecological patients; staff members also hosted a cake raffle to raise more money for the fund.
Ovarian cancer doesnâ€™t knock politely on the door. It barges in, without invitation.
Such was the case for Rhonda Slavkovsky when it invaded her life in 2009. She went to see her gynecologist as part of a regular exam, already knowing something wasnâ€™t quite right â€“ sheâ€™d been losing weight and feeling tired for months. After explaining her symptoms, her doctor ordered an ultrasound, which revealed a 28-centimeter tumor (comparable to the size of a Nerf football) on her right ovary and two golf ball-sized tumors on her left.
Slavkovsky was then diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer...
Nominated for their care of patients, two doctors from Willamette Valley Cancer Institute were among 39 physicians who received â€œGuardian Angelâ€ awards last week at Sacred Heart Medical Centerâ€™s â€œDoctors Day 2012â€ Oncologists Benjamin Cho and Deborah Dotters accepted the awards with honor...