During the month of October, an abundance of bras take their place alongside the beautiful bouquets found at Dandelions Flowers and Gifts in Eugene to support Lane County cancer patients. Owner Krystal Vincent and her staff rearrange the shop to showcase the many Bras for Cause entries that make this colorful fundraiser possible.
Shanna shares her knowledge about nutrition and demonstrates how to prepare healthy and tasty recipes through a program called Nourish: Food for Life. She leads free, monthly cooking demonstrations for cancer survivors and their families at Natural Grocers in Eugene and for the community at the Lane County Farmers Market in the fall and spring.
The Fight Like a Duck campaign celebrates the strength and tenacity of those fighting cancer in our area, and aims to raise awareness about the high-quality, multidisciplinary care provided in our community, including the latest cancer therapies.
Bras for Cause gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 12, with the first of two Build-a-Bra events. Bring your family, friends and co-workers, or come solo and enjoy an evening of fun. Bras and art supplies are provided—or bring your own, if you’d like!
The gynecologic oncology team at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute treats patients with a variety of gynecologic cancers, and many of those cancers have one thing in common: they were likely caused by human papillomavirus.
The American Cancer Society estimates that doctors will diagnose more than 96,000 new cases of melanoma in 2019. While not as common as other forms of skin cancer, melanoma is more aggressive, and if it's not diagnosed and treated early, it can spread rapidly to other organs. Within the last 10 years, however, researchers have developed new treatments that are giving patients hope.
We welcome opportunities to celebrate and support our patients. That’s one of the many reasons physicians and staff at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute have participated in the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life for nearly two decades.
Learning you have cancer is life-changing. Newly diagnosed patients receive volumes of information about their specific type of disease, testing that may be required, treatment options and much more.
Erin Cunning knows what life with cancer feels like. She experienced the emotional highs and lows after her late husband was diagnosed with the disease. Erin received comfort from friends and loved ones who regularly delivered meals to her family’s doorstep.
Gynecologic oncologist Dr. Audrey Garrett is among 25 people being honored as Healthcare Heroes by The Register-Guard newspaper. The award recipients are nominated by the public and the awards are given to those who go above and beyond in the care they provide to others.