What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among men in this country. Compared to other types, prostate cancer is somewhat unusual because many tumors do not spread from the prostate. Typically, prostate cancer is slow-growing and highly treatable, allowing men with prostate cancer to live in good health for several years.

Watch medical oncologist Dr. Anthony Pham discuss the basics of prostate cancer as he covers two different patient cases. Learn more about the Gleason Score, what it means for cancer staging, and common next steps in treatment after diagnosis.

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Were You Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?

If you or someone you know was diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s time to learn about the various treatment options. The prostate cancer specialists at Compass Oncology have prepared a quick guide for patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. 

Prostate Cancer Doctors in Portland-Vancouver

Our oncologists are experienced in creating personalized prostate cancer treatment plans specific to each patient. Request an initial consultation appointment at one of our Portland or Vancouver locations to discuss the recommended therapies and the right timing for each. Second opinions on a prostate cancer care plan are also available. 

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Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

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Knowing the risk factors for prostate cancer is important as it allows men to be in control of the factors they can manage and coordinate with their primary care provider for when to begin screening for early detection.

Signs & Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

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The signs and symptoms of prostate cancer are not always apparent. As it progresses, some symptoms may develop. Learn more about the signs and symptoms to watch for.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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A prostate cancer diagnosis is typically completed through a prostate biopsy. Find out more about the prostate biopsy and how the results impact your treatment options.

Prostate Cancer Staging

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The location and size of the tumor, as well as the Gleason Score, will help determine the stage of cancer. The stage of prostate cancer will likely impact when you need treatment and what treatments are likely to work best.

Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Our prostate cancer specialists will recommend a treatment plan that matches each patient's needs based on their age, stage, Gleason score, symptoms, and overall health. Sometimes waiting is the best approach.

Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials in Portland and Vancouver


At Compass Oncology, we are fortunate to participate in clinical trials through Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI), a joint venture with US Oncology Research. This allows us to provide our community with access to new therapies in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA. Our oncologists are committed to exploring new cancer treatments and diagnostic tools through prostate cancer clinical trials and research.

Survivor Support for Prostate Cancer


Compass Oncology offers support for prostate cancer patients and their loved ones in the Portland and Vancouver areas. The UsToo Prostate Cancer Support Group is available monthly at the Rose Quarter location.

We have gathered a wide range of prostate cancer survivorship resources, from dealing with treatment side effects to nutrition.

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