Retired teacher Debbie Roberts-Sorg is a crafter. She spends her time scrapbooking, sewing and, most recently, painting and card making. She appreciates these creative outlets even more since being diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016. The tumor, classified as invasive ductile carcinoma, was detected during a routine mammogram.
When Erica Zacarias was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she chose integrative oncology care to treat her cancer and her side effects. "I've always liked the idea of integrative medicine, and I've done a lot of research on it," Erica says. This Targeting Cancer report examines integrative cancer care and how the patient benefits when oncologists and naturopathic providers work together.
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 [...]
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.