The lung cancer specialists at Compass Oncology are are on the leading edge of lung cancer treatments in the Portland and Vancouver metro area.
We provide a collaborative approach to care delivered our treatment team that includes medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, and genetic testing and clinical research. Patients work with a nurse navigator who provides one-on-one guidance from diagnosis through treatment.
The lung cancer specialists at Compass Oncology are available for patients in the Portland and Vancouver metro area seeking a second opinion before surgery or adjuvant therapies. Many patients find it particularly helpful to have access to a consultation with a medical oncologist and radiation oncologist prior to making a final decision on a treatment plan.
Watch the video below to learn about the importance of a second opinion for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our lung cancer doctors are available to discuss your test results, cancer diagnosis, and options for treatment.
The lung cancer doctors at Compass Oncology are highly trained, board-certified experts and trusted leaders in lung cancer care. For decades, our support teams and medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists have collaborated to provide multidisciplinary care in the Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington regions.
The medical oncologists at Compass Oncology create and manage treatment plans, evaluate progress and collaborate on the best treatment options with other members of a lung cancer patient's care team. They consult with patients on their choices and offer medical guidance to help make decisions during the course of lung cancer treatment.
For some lung cancer patients, radiation therapy may be recommended as part of treatment before surgery to shrink a tumor first or after surgery to destroy any lung cancer cells that remain in the area. It is also commonly used for patients with primary or secondary cancer in the lung who are not candidates for traditional surgery. This radiation therapy is planned and administered by a radiation oncologist. At Compass Oncology, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists work together to treat each patient.
Our palliative care team works with your oncologist and other healthcare providers to help patients with preventing, managing, and relieving the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment. Their role is to focus on treating physical issues as well as relieving stress, supporting your emotional, spiritual, and practical needs, and the needs of your loved ones and caregivers. Our lung cancer patients can receive palliative care at any stage of a cancer diagnosis and can help you and your loved ones better understand what to expect from the illness and treatment, plan for the future, clarify your goals and expectations, and maintain your quality of life.
The Compass Survivorship Program for lung cancer patients begins early in treatment and focuses on offering patients education and support to help them navigate the treatment journey even after it ends. One-on-one visits allow time to help improve patients' physical and emotional well-being, manage issues with intimacy resulting from cancer or treatment, and create follow-up plans to monitor health.