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Comfort Cub Helps Patients Relax and Feel Comfortable

    Photo credit: Tina Case   Article by Nancy Lucas, Breast Cancer Survivor   Sometimes there are no words when faced with a difficult diagnosis. Every journey is unique yet one thing most of us have in common is the initial struggle to get a handle on our fear of the unknown which when left… read more

The Many Faces of Breast Cancer

The Many Faces of Breast Cancer Saturday, October 28, 2017 Come and experience a special event focusing on the unique needs and issues of breast cancer survivors. Join an engaging panel of medical experts as they speak to the issues that directly affect the over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today. The… read more

Immunotherapy and Ovarian Cancer

In 2017, and estimated 22,440 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and about 14,080 women will die from ovarian cancer. A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 is 75. The treatment of ovarian cancer often includes a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. It is common for… read more

The Many Faces of Gynecologic Cancers

  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Come and experience an event focusing on some of the most overlooked and commonly misdiagnosed cancers in women. Join an engaging panel of medical experts as they explore the unique issues of ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers. The panel will offer insight into ongoing screening guidelines, latest treatment options, advances… read more

Five Feet of Hair Donated

Five staff members of Diablo Valley Oncology recently donated their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Leanne, who has been with DVO for 13 years, was preparing to donate her locks for the fourth time. When co-workers began to show an interest also, she decided to organize a salon day! Avital Beauty Lounge in Walnut Creek volunteered to give… read more

Protect Your Identity and Shred-it (for Cancer)

We all understand the importance of saving important records like tax returns, bank statements credit card statements, medical records, warranty cards, receipts, service records, etc. But how long do we need to save these records and which need to be shredded? The Department of Consumer Protection suggests saving every tax-related document (including relevant receipts and… read more