Our facilities and programs provide
the full range of therapies,
treatments and support you’ll need.
If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you want the best care possible. And you’ll get it at Bay Area Hospital Cancer Care Center. We are dedicated to caring for you with the latest technology and the highest level of expertise. Our facilities and programs provide the full range of therapies, treatments and support you’ll need. We offer a complete range of care, and that places us among the top 25 percent of hospitals nationally to receive accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. At Bay Area Hospital Cancer Care Center, you can be confident that you are getting the best when you need it most.
The Cancer Care Center has a unique partnership with the nationally recognized Department of Radiation Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Radiation oncologist Carl R. Jenson, M.D., Medical Director of the Radiation Therapy Center at Bay Area Hospital, works with specialists at OHSU to discover more about breakthroughs in treatment technologies.
With leading technology, such as 2D stereotactic breast biopsy, your doctors and radiologists can diagnose with more certainty. Your medical team can analyze, treat and perform surgery with greater levels of accuracy and success.
The Bay Area Hospital Cancer Care Center is the largest treatment center on the Oregon Coast. Our radiation team treats hundreds of patients annually. These specialists are highly qualified in managing the unique complexities of radiation therapy. External beam radiation therapy is administered just like an X-ray, using machines called linear accelerators, often in the form of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
These are the chosen technologies for targeting the size, location and coordinates of tumors. They allow intense doses of radiation to be aimed with precision at cancer cells and tumors, limiting the impact on healthy tissue. They are typically done on an outpatient basis, and you can return home right after treatment. At the Cancer Care Center, our goal is to do the least invasive procedures with the most positive results.
Chemotherapy—cancer medicine that’s delivered through Infusion Services at Bay Area Hospital—is one way to fight cancer growth. Specially trained registered nurses, many of whom are nationally certified in Oncology, administer inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy. Great strides have been made in reducing the side effects of chemotherapy. Today, many unpleasant effects like nausea can be prevented or controlled. Our goal is to make your days more comfortable and make going to work or school and participating in family activities possible.
All of today’s treatments were once part of a clinical trial. Clinical trials give you the option and the benefit of treatments, procedures, and drugs that are on the cutting edge. We’re excited to offer our patients this opportunity to participate and help find the best possible cure.
We offer comprehensive support for you and your family from the point of cancer diagnosis throughout the course of illness, including curative and life-prolonging treatments.
Your Palliative Care Team provides support to help you feel better. Feeling better might require medications to relieve pain or other symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath, or nausea. Feeling better might involve emotional or spiritual support to help relieve stress. Feeling better might mean talking with an expert nurse who can help you better understand your illness and treatment plan. When you feel better, it makes it easier to carry on with your everyday life and feeling better helps you undergo medical treatments. For information, call 541-269-8538.
The Cancer Registry collects significant data for cancer research, is strictly confidential, provides lifetime follow-up for our patients, complies with Oregon law for cancer research and helps us evaluate our care. To contact the Cancer Registry, call 541-269-8158.
We know that family and friends can offer comfort and peace of mind. Ask your treatment team about nearby places to stay and the availability of our free, on-campus family care housing unit.
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