Were You Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?

compass_prostate_cancer_diagnosisIf you or someone you know has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s important to gather as much information as you can about the disease and the treatments that would be appropriate. We have prepared a quick guide for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. If you are in the Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, Washington areas, request an appointment for your initial consultation or for a second opinion.


Specialists in Prostate Cancer at Compass Oncology

The oncologists at Compass Oncology are experienced in prostate cancer treatment and are dedicated to creating a treatment plan that's right for you. Request an initial consultation appointment at one of our Portland or Vancouver locations that's convenient for you. Second opinions on a prostate cancer diagnosis are also available. Taking the first steps can be scary, but we're here with you every step of the way.

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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 with 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.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis


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


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.