Major advances in diagnostics, surgeries and medical treatments made in breast cancer care are reshaping how doctors and patients approach the myriad challenges.
The Breastcare Team at Northwest Surgical Specialists was proud to sponsor My Breast Friends 5K to support their patient, Kelly Barton. Funds raised helped cancer patients in Lane County through the Oregon Cancer Foundation.
Born overseas, Dr. Winnie Henderson experienced poor healthcare firsthand. "They don't put a lot of money into healthcare," she says, explaining that corruption and poor facilities are huge problems. Yet, ever since her first Mission trip in 2015 with Cascade Medical Team, she's been hooked.
By Monica Smith, Clinical Oncology NewsThe use of integrative care in oncology has become somewhat standard at large academic centers. Now it's gaining ground in smaller treatment centers, where physicians recognize that for many cancer patients, holistic support throughout the course of their treatment and in survivorship is of increasing importance.
"The use of herbs and supplements in general is growing in the U.S., and the use of integrative medicine is increasing as more people are interested in supporting their standard treatment, whether it's for cancer, diabetes or other health issues," said Michelle Niesley, ND, MS, FABNO, a naturopathic physician with the Clinic of Natural Medicine, in Eugene, Ore.
"They're looking for things they can do that will give them the best chance to live the highest-quality life they can."
The Breast Care Team at Northwest Surgical Specialists was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Bras for Cause Campaign, supporting Lane County cancer patients through Oregon Cancer Foundation (OCF). Our team helped raise more than $79,000 for OCF’s Financial Assistance Program by supporting and participating in this inspiring six-week campaign.
By Amy Klarup, Director of Communications, Lane County Medical SocietyRead the article
Celebrating a decade of medical education in Springfield and Eugene
By Suzi Steffen
Spring 2017 Bridges magazine
May 23, 2017
Photo credit: Amiran White
A breast cancer diagnosis can be scary, overwhelming and confusing. Lisa Tucker, a nurse navigator with our Breast Care Team, works alongside other navigators in the community to ensure that a patient’s treatment happens as quickly and as smoothly as possible.