Entries Tagged "Dr. Deborah Dotters"

Walkers bring in substantial sum for breast, gynecological cancer fund

Those who participated in “Walk to Live” 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 Institute’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.

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By Gretchen Matsuoka, oncology care manager

Posted September 21, 2011

Rhonda Slavkovsky lives with an uninvited guest, ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer doesn’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 wasn’t quite right – she’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...

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By Josh Kermisch, executive director of WVCI

Posted September 22, 2011

“Guardian Angels” recognized by patients and families on Doctors Day

Nominated for their care of patients, two doctors from Willamette Valley Cancer Institute were among 39 physicians who received “Guardian Angel” awards last week at Sacred Heart Medical Center’s “Doctors Day 2012” Oncologists Benjamin Cho and Deborah Dotters accepted the awards with honor...

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By Josh Kermisch, executive director of WVCI

Posted April 11, 2012