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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. 

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.

Providence provides support for families of patients with cancer

August 29, 2013

Providence Cancer Center's Family Program support group serves families struggling with cancer, regardless of whether we treat them.

How parents can talk to children about a cancer diagnosis

March 11, 2013

Krista Nelson, oncology patient advocate at Providence Cancer Center, recently spoke with The Oregonian's parenting blog, the Omamas, about how to talk to your kids about a cancer diagnosis.

Stage IV cancer patients get a new outlook on life

February 18, 2013

Two cancer support group facilitators are nominated "Everyday Hereos" for terminally ill cancer patients.

Providence cancer research laboratory receives major grants

December 06, 2012

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

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.

Providence receives grant to expand Palliative Care Program

August 24, 2012

With help from a Cambia Health Foundation grant, Providence Medford Medical Center is expanding its palliative care program to provide the full continuum of care. The interdisciplinary team is led by Medical Director Susan Kohler, M.D., and consists of a palliative care nurse practitioner, case managers and spiritual care chaplains. Providence currently offers palliative care on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The grant provides funding to expand the program and to help educate patients, families and physicians on the value of this extra support.

Research offers great hope for advanced melanoma patients

June 06, 2012

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

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.