Shannon Taggart learned two important things after she was diagnosed with breast cancer: Having support was empowering, and having access to information put her in control of her diagnosis.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Oregon Cancer Alliance (OCA), a network of specialty clinics in Lane County that work together to provide coordinated care that makes it easier for oncology patients to navigate.
As a young adult, Anne Gallagher knew there would be plenty of things she would have to deal with in her life. She never expected a lung cancer diagnosis to be one of them. "I was 25, and it completely rocked my world and changed my future," she says. Anne's diagnosis nearly 15 years ago reaffirmed her desire to help other patients through her work in oncology. Five years ago, she joined the staff [...]
LeeAnna Shreve is happiest surrounded by family. That's evident by the dozens of family photos that fill the walls of her Eugene home. It was her family that LeeAnna leaned on when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016. "I was surprised, because cancer was the farthest thing from my mind. I just thought I was having menopausal issues," she says. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, more than 22,000 women [...]
A breast cancer patient will typically see many specialists, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. To help ensure patients get the most efficient and strategic care possible, a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including oncologists from Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, meet twice a month at what's known as tumor board. "There are many different types of breast cancers and, therefore, the most appropriate and effective treatment is going to vary, based on what type of [...]
The 8,000-square-foot expansion and renovation of Willamette Valley Cancer Institute's Country Club road clinic is nearing completion. Plans are now underway to relocate services currently offered at our RiverBend clinic to our Country Club location. The first department to make the move is Gynecological Oncology services. Our Gyn Onc department will begin seeing patients at Country Club on Monday, May 22, 2017. What can patients expect? When patients arrive at Country Club, they will [...]
Positive Community Kitchen, a nonprofit that prepares nutrient-rich, organic meals for people fighting life-threatening illnesses, is in need of teen and adult volunteers, as well as donation for it's garden project.
When Yogi Tea Company in Springfield recently learned its ginger teas, which support digestion and calm nausea, were being served to patients receiving chemotherapy at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, it donated a supply of tea.
Cancer touches so many parts of a person's life. Eight years ago, Katie Burke was told she was too young to have cancer, but she found herself facing it head-on, setting her life on a new path as a patient navigator at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute.
Nutrition plays an important role in cancer care. Eating the right kids of foods, in the right amounts, and at the right times can make a difference during treatment and in recovery.