Cancer Prevention Study-3 Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — The American Cancer Society kicked off its Cancer Prevention Study-3 campaign in the Eugene-Springfield area, Wednesday. It’s the first time in the Pacific Northwest was invited to take part in a long-term study to better understand what’s causing cancer and what prevents it. Anyone between the ages of 30-65 years old and … Continue reading »

Cancer Cure Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene’s Health and Fitness Director is taking health and fitness one step further; his mission to get rid of cancer. Steve Auferoth, 58, is the Eugene’s Health and Fitness Director and teaches classes and inspires healthy life styles. Healthy city employees translates to fewer doctor visits, meaning savings on … Continue reading »

Interview: Cancer Prevention Study

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s still a chance to be part of a unique opportunity to help find a cure for cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 is a long term study tracking participants over the next 25 to 30 years. The study‚Äôs goal is to understand what causes cancer and what can be … Continue reading »

Cancer Survivors Share Stories

EUGENE, Ore. — Cancer victims across the country celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday. Survivors in Eugene came together at the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute to share their struggles. One cancer survivor, David Williams, knows struggle. “I was only five years old at the time and there was a table setting for my mom and … Continue reading »

Nike to End Partnership with Livestrong

(CNN) — Nike is ending its partnership with Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong charity. A statement by Nike said it will stop producing new Livestrong products after the 2013 holiday season. Livestrong issued a statement thanking Nike for helping to raise “more than $100 million to advance the foundation’s mission.” Nike will continue to support Livestrong by … Continue reading »

Basics of Breast Cancer

(CNN) — Actress Angelina Jolie recently underwent a double mastectomy after learning she had a mutation in a gene that increases the risk of breast cancer. But only a small fraction of women develop breast cancer because of genetic miswiring. Most can take less drastic steps to help prevent the disease. About 5 percent or … Continue reading »

Mammogram Types Explained

(CNN) — Most experts say mammograms are the best way to catch breast cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, regular mammograms are the best tools in early prevention and in some situations can detect cancer up to three years, before a lump can be felt. According to the CDC guidelines, women should have … Continue reading »

Ex-Ducks, Beavers Help Bidwell Give Back

ROSEBURG, Ore.– Former University of Oregon punter Josh Bidwell and his foundation hosted the 8th annual Josh Bidwell Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at Roseburg Country Club on Friday. Bidwell, who survived testicular cancer and played 12 years in the NFL, is working to give back to his home state. Between a dinner gala and the … Continue reading »

Treatment Helps Prostate Cancer Patient

EUGENE, Ore. — In just a few days, a groundbreaking prostate cancer treatment will celebrate its three-year anniversary of FDA approval. Tim Daughtery was living a normal life in Florence with his wife Debbie, their three grown children and two grandchildren. That all changed in 2010 when he got the news that he had an … Continue reading »

Woman Accused of Faking Cancer

SUTHERLIN, Ore. — Kendra Fain’s mugshot posted on the Douglas County Jail’s website tells part of the story; she was photographed in a red shirt, her hair cropped short. Former friends say Fain, booked on a theft by deception charge, is growing out her hair after she shaved it to make her fake cancer diagnosis … Continue reading »

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