Treating Cancer in Portland

Comprehensive cancer treatment options

You are a unique individual. At Adventist Health Portland, we believe you deserve a cancer treatment plan personalized to your unique needs.

We are committed to caring for you as a whole person. That means we tailor your treatment to your specific cancer and your overall health and lifestyle considerations. Our cancer care team prides itself on staying current with the latest in evidence-based treatment of all types of cancers.

We treat a wide variety of cancers in adults and refer patients under age 18 to pediatric specialists.

Some of the most common cancers we treat include:

  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Lung
  • Colorectal
  • Lymphoma (lymphatic cancer)
  • Esophageal
  • Gynecologic (uterus, ovary, cervix, etc.)
  • Head, neck and oral
  • Liver
  • Bladder
  • Blood
  • Brain
  • Biliary tract (gallbladder, bile ducts)
  • Pancreas
  • Kidney
  • Melanoma (skin cancer)
  • Pancreas

Patients often meet with one or more cancer care physicians who work together to create the best treatment plan.

We also work closely with our community cancer care partners to offer you the widest range of advanced treatments. If your personal treatment plan requires specialized care, we will help you arrange treatment with our network of partners.

Through our network of partners, we offer cancer treatment options like:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Infusion therapy
  • Interventional radiology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgery

We also refer patients for specialty treatments when needed. These advanced treatments include stem cell and hormone therapies, bone marrow transplants, and some forms of radiotherapy (such as gamma knife and brachytherapy).

If you need help understanding the treatment plan your doctor is recommending, feel free to call our nurse navigator, Dee Santella, at (503) 261-6676. She welcomes the chance to answer your questions.