Our goal is to perform the least invasive procedures possible to achieve the most positive results. These procedures typically are conducted on an outpatient basis, and you can return home right after treatment. Radiation therapy may be combined with surgery and/or chemotherapy to achieve maximum benefit.
Bay Area Cancer Center's radiation therapy faclity is the largest on the Oregon Coast, serving hundreds of patients each year.
Welcome to 'Club Rad'
|Bay Area Cancer Center has the largest radiation therapy facility on the Oregon Coast
Our patient waiting area serves as an informal community center for cancer patients. A jigsaw puzzle is always under construction. Help yourself to juice from the fridge. Watch the fish in the aquarium.
When it’s time for your treatment, there’s a private changing area inside the treatment room itself. You’ll never have to wear a hospital gown or bathrobe in the waiting area.
Our patients get to know one another, and they often arrive early for treatments, just to spend time catching up. Some patients come back to visit our staff long after their radiation treatments have ended.
It’s no coincidence that we’ve placed our patient waiting area in the middle of the radiation treatment facility. It’s a symbolic reminder that patients are at the center of everything we do.
A strategic partnership
To better serve our patients at Bay Area Hospital, we have formed a partnership with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Our radiation oncologist, Mark Henderson, MD, has an adjunct faculty appointment at OHSU and spends time each quarter at OHSU, keeping pace with the latest in cancer care. Physicians from the OHSU radiation oncology department often trade places with Dr. Henderson and care for our patients, ensuring that Bay Area Cancer Center's high standard of care is uninterrupted.
In addition, patients with complex cases can be discussed remotely (and always confidentially) with site-specific specialty tumor boards at OHSU, to help determine the most appropriate course of care.