Susan Parrish

Cancer Patients In Eastern Oregon Face Complications

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Trish Yerges, who was diagnosed with two types of cancer last year, had to travel more than 7,000 miles for specialty treatments that are commonplace in large metro areas like Portland.

Summerville, Oregon  — Trish Yerges was diagnosed with two types of cancer last year. That was bad, but her circumstances were much worse: The area where she lives in rural Union County in the northeastern part of the state lacks cancer specialists.

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