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About Willamette Valley Cancer Institute

By providing easy access to the full range of advanced oncology care services, Willamette Valley Canter Institute and Research Center plays a major role in helping patients fight the battle against cancer. Through our affiliation with the US Oncology Network, one of the largest cancer treatment and research networks in the country, we offer the latest advances in therapies, research and technology close to home. Visit us at one of our locations in Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis or Florence. Meet our staff, tour our facilities, and learn why we believe there is no limit to what is possible.

Breast cancer survivor creates an event to support other patients

Kelly Barton is a planner and a problem-solver by nature. But what she didn't plan for was a breast cancer diagnosis in January. Once the initial shock of her diagnosis eased, Kelly did what she does best—she focused on learning as much as she could about her cancer and choosing the best treatment for herself.

By | June 19th, 2018|Blog, Breast Cancer, Targeting Cancer|

Breast cancer: Sorting fact from fiction

Stacia Pugh will never forget the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "It was two weeks after my 39th birthday, and I was just not expecting that. It was eye-opening and shocking," she says. The single mother of two from Corvallis was filled with worry, for herself and her kids, but she knew she had to deal with it head-on. "Once I found out I had cancer, my goal was 'How are we going to cure this? How am I going to beat this?'"

By | May 22nd, 2018|Blog, Breast Cancer, Targeting Cancer|

Finding support in the midst of cancer

Last year, Charity's life took an unexpected and devastating turn. Her younger sister Fawn was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. "She had chemotherapy and radiation in the beginning, and it didn't work. It just kept spreading, and she passed away in November," Charity says. "I found out two days after my sister's funeral that I had breast cancer." Charity, who naturally exudes positivity, began to experience the physical and emotional toll of her own cancer diagnosis.

By | May 8th, 2018|Blog, Targeting Cancer|
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