When Andrea Wolf was diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2013, she decided it was time to pursue her dreams. After serving as a patient navigator at WVCI, Andrea recently opened a shop in Springfield, Oregon, that’s helping cancer survivors in a new way—by offering post-mastectomy products in a fun, boutique setting.
When Michelle Pierson adopted a cat at an animal shelter, she was looking for a companion for her other pets. What she didn't expect was that her rescue cat, Mia, would soon rescue her by alerting her that she had breast cancer.
Patients and caregivers experience different emotions throughout their cancer journey, but both need support. Willamette Valley Cancer Institute offers support groups, and there are many available throughout the community.
Your care is important to us. That’s why Willamette Valley Cancer Institute provides patients with secure access to their health information in one place—through the My Care Plus patient portal.
When Dianne Burch was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she was unsure of what the outcome may be. Today, she is in full remission from her disease and is currently enrolled in a clinical research trial at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute in Eugene, one of five trials underway focusing on gynecologic cancers.
Cancer survivors are often told that exercise is beneficial to their recovery, but the reality of getting active or working out when you're dealing with debilitating side effects is difficult—and knowing where to start can be overwhelming. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program gives cancer survivors the tools to get started and the support to keep going.
A cancer diagnosis comes with a tremendous amount of information, and it's likely you will have many questions about what it all means. Dr. Kathleen Yang, a gynecologic oncologist at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute explains the terms grade, stage and prognosis.
Kathleen Yang, a gynecologic oncologist at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, is the first female surgeon in the state of Oregon to achieve a milestone—she performed her 1,000th surgery using robotic technology called the da Vinci Surgical System.
The Oregon Cancer Foundation in Eugene is testing a program that it hopes will ease the burden of meal preparation for patients undergoing cancer treatment in Lane County. With the help of volunteers, the foundation recently prepared 100 freezer-ready slow cooker meals and distributed them to 10 families. If all goes as planned during the pilot project, Oregon Cancer Foundation plans to offer the meal service monthly.
The Downtowners, a barbershop quartet known to businesses in downtown Eugene for its holiday caroling, recently stopped by Willamette Valley Cancer Institute to serenade patients.