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Providence breast cancer patient takes final treatment as Wonder Woman

November 06, 2014

On Halloween, breast cancer patient Melissa Roy-Hart, aka Wonder Woman, allowed reporters to follow her to her final breast cancer treatment at Providence Cancer Center Oncology and Hematology Care Clinic – Southeast.

Integrative medicine for breast cancer patients

October 31, 2014
Providence Integrative Medicine Program offers complementary therapies such as acupuncture to help breast cancer patients cope and find relief.

Why breast cancer patients enroll in clinical trial research

October 09, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What motivates breast cancer patients to sign up for a research trial – is it hope or altruism or both?

The latest on the risks and detection of breast cancer

October 06, 2014
Oncologist Dr. Ali Conlin from Providence Cancer Center joins KATU’s AM Northwest to discuss the latest statistics, thoughts on mammograms, research and treatment, as well as some common myths about breast cancer.

What is a tumor board, and how does it benefit patients with breast cancer?

October 03, 2014
Providence Cancer Center’s tumor board acts like second and third – or more – opinions to craft the best treatment plans for women with breast cancer.

Providing a ray of hope to cancer patients

October 08, 2013

Battling breast cancer is about more than just fighting the disease. Sue Cook, manager of Providence Breast Services, and Toni Drew, a breast cancer survivor and volunteer with Providence Breast Cancer Outreach Program, share how a new approach is helping to heal the whole person. 

Running through cancer

October 07, 2013

In-between chemo treatments, this avid runner isn’t letting breast cancer slow her down. See how a local breast cancer patient laced up and got back to living life. 

Facing a high risk of breast cancer

October 03, 2013

What do you do if you are at high risk of getting breast cancer? Besides monthly self-exams and regular mammograms, Alison Conlin, M.D., medical oncologist and medical director of Providence high-risk breast cancer services, explains what you need to know and do if you have a higher risk, including lifestyle changes. 

Breast cancer buddies help ease the way for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients

September 06, 2013

A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating, frightening, bewildering – it’s all of that when your world turns upside down. For many women, being able to talk with someone who’s been there before can be just what they need at this difficult time.

Answers to common questions on the role of genetics in breast cancer

September 03, 2013

The role of genetics in breast cancer have been the subject of much debate, but what does that information mean for you?

Breast Center at Providence marks 10 years of assisting uninsured southern Oregon women

July 18, 2013

Since 2003 hundreds of women have benefited from the Sister Therese Kohles Fund, which was established by Providence Community Health Foundation.

Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence offers testing for BRCA1, BRCA2

May 24, 2013

The Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence Medford Medical Center offers couseling and the same genetic test that convinced Angelina Jolie she needed a double-mastectomy.

Preventive double mastectomies raise questions over who should be tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation, and why

May 14, 2013

Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventive double mastectomy because she has the BRCA1 gene mutation has raised concern over who else should be tested for the gene, and why.

Experiencing Breast Cancer: From Caregiver to Survivor

April 29, 2013

Nicole McPheeters understands, both professionally and personally, the importance of having a mammogram. As the Breast Center coordinator at Providence Medford Medical Center, Nicole has been a mammography technologist for more than 13 years. But in 2012, she suddenly found herself on the receiving side of health care and is now a breast cancer survivor.

Breast cancer classification turns to gene expression

January 16, 2013

Will gene-expression profiling soon become the new way to classify breast cancer? New research shows this profiling is gaining momentum.

A month of giving adds up as Safeway battles cancer with Providence

January 14, 2013

Funds from Safeway's "round up" at the checkout counters will be divided among four areas of breast cancer research at Providence.

Providence cancer research laboratory receives major grants

December 06, 2012

Research scientist Keith Bahjat, Ph.D., recently received two grants supporting work on immunotherapy.

Use the holidays to find out your family history

December 05, 2012

Family gatherings during the holidays provide the perfect opportunity to find out more about the health history of your loved ones - important information to know.

Providence breast centers honored with prestigious accreditation

December 05, 2012

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, or NAPBC, recognizes excellence at Providence for providing care to patients with diseases of the breast.

Breast cancer risks

October 17, 2012

Ali Conlin, M.D., speaks to the importance of knowing your cancer risks – what you can change and what you can’t.

Foods to eat during breast cancer treatment

October 15, 2012

What foods are palatable during treatment and what should you avoid?

Breast cancer support

October 10, 2012

Nurse navigators help guide patients through the cancer treatment process.

Clothing and accessories designed for breast cancer patients

August 27, 2012

More than just hats and scarves, patients can find an array of apparel at Transitions: An Appearance Center.

Research offers great hope for advanced melanoma patients

June 06, 2012

Providence Cancer Center researchers study a unique approach, combining radiation and immunotherapy treatments.

International partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb

May 29, 2012

Providence Cancer Center joins global collaboration, taking cancer treatment research to a new level.

Pennies, nickels and dimes add up to $500,000 as Safeway customers and employees help Providence battle breast cancer

May 08, 2012

Safeway customers and employees in Oregon and Southwest Washington raised $500,000 for breast cancer awareness, treatment and research at Providence.

Komen Catalyst Grant Awarded To Providence Cancer Center for Cell Study

April 26, 2012

Providence Cancer Center researcher Michael Gough, Ph.D., has received a Career Catalyst Research Grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to study the possibility of ending metastatic cancer.

Exercise after breast cancer

February 29, 2012

Returning to physical activity after breast cancer treatment is one of the most difficult aspects of readjusting to daily life after cancer.

Pink night at the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo

April 28, 2011

Providence Medford Medical Center presents “Are You Tough Enough to Wear Pink?" at the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo on Friday, June 3, 2011.