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Integrative oncology increases patient safety, reduces side effects

It’s estimated that more than half of cancer patients take dietary supplements while undergoing treatment. However, 40-60% of patients do not tell their oncologist, which can have dangerous consequences. Integrative oncology care can reduce the risk of complications by bringing together oncologists and naturopathic doctors.

2020-09-22T15:35:18-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Targeting Cancer|

Endocrine Cancer: Improving patient outcomes through collaboration

When patients are diagnosed with endocrine cancer, they generally see several specialists, from diagnosis through treatment. In the Eugene-Springfield area, those specialists work closely together through the Oregon Cancer Alliance to ensure they are delivering the highest quality care and the best possible outcomes.

2020-08-26T16:01:49-07:00August 26th, 2020|Targeting Cancer|

Understanding your cancer diagnosis

Patients who are diagnosed with cancer often receive a tremendous amount of information and it’s common for them to have questions, says gynecologic oncologist Dr. Kathleen Yang with Willamette Valley Cancer Institute.

2020-08-11T14:34:51-07:00August 11th, 2020|Targeting Cancer|

Younger people diagnosed with colon cancer at a higher rate

Did you know that colon cancer can be prevented through screening or caught early, when treatment is most effective? Unfortunately, about one third of Americans 50 years and older are not getting the recommended testing, and there has also been a concerning increase in the number of people under age 50 being diagnosed with colon cancer.

2020-07-28T11:57:03-07:00July 28th, 2020|Targeting Cancer|

Oregon Cancer Alliance provides collaborative care to patients

A cancer patient will typically see many specialists, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. The Oregon Cancer Alliance (OCA) streamlines the medical process for patients by bringing together a team of multidisciplinary specialists in the Eugene-Springfield community. Their goal is to see patients quickly, help them manage their appointments and collaborate to create the best treatment plan.

2020-06-30T12:25:35-07:00June 30th, 2020|Targeting Cancer|

Cancer treatment center responds to health crisis with innovation, research and new protocols

Before COVID-19 led to a stay-at-home order and social distancing, Willamette Valley Cancer institute and Research Center was already preparing for the impact of a potential health crisis. To protect high-risk patients from illness, the cancer center made significant changes to its day-to-day operations and increased protection of clinic staff by creating an innovative process to sterilize and reuse N-95 respirators.

2020-05-06T09:54:31-07:00May 6th, 2020|Targeting Cancer|