From diagnosis to treatment and onto survivorship, the compassionate, dedicated and highly skilled care team with the Samaritan Cancer Program are committed to guiding you and your loved ones through the process of cancer.
We understand that each individual’s cancer journey is unique and we are devoted to supporting your medical and personal needs at each step.
Our comprehensive cancer treatment network spans the mid-Willamette Valley to the Central Oregon Coast. We offer patients advanced diagnostic and treatment options, cutting-edge technology and complete follow-up cancer services, helping to keep your cancer care close to home.
The Samaritan Cancer Program has a wide range of treatment for all types of cancers. Treatment plans are customized for your individual needs and may include a combination of radiation therapy, infusion care or surgery. In most cases, a medical oncologist will coordinate the treatment plan.
Beyond treatment, patients also have access to other support services such as dietitians, social workers, survivorship planners, financial advocates and more.
Our team is here to help. Whether you have been newly diagnosed, you want a second opinion or you are a loved one and have questions, we are here for you. Email or call us 541-768-7722!
The Pastega Regional Cancer Center is located in Corvallis and acts as a hub for regional cancer treatment, with satellite cancer clinics in Albany, Lebanon, Newport and Lincoln City.The center offers medical oncology, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, specialty breast care and surgical oncology, onsite laboratory, lymphedema services, clinical research and trials, a cancer resources and much more.Designed as a healing environment, the cancer center showcases paintings, sculptures and other works by local artists. It also offers a welcoming café, resource center with fireplace lounge and visiting musicians.
Located at:441 NW Elks Drive, Corvallis OR 97330541-768-7722 or email us
There are typically three primary types of doctors in cancer care: medical, radiation or surgical oncologists. Working alongside these physicians, you’ll find a skilled team of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, nurses, dosimetrists, medical social workers, physicists, dietitians and hospital chaplains plus other care team members – each providing uncompromising care, individualized for each patient.
Medical oncologists specialize in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and biological therapy. A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists. The medical oncologist educates patients about their illness and the treatments options. They explain the details of chemotherapy regimens, potential side effects and any long-term ill effect that any medicine may have.
Radiation oncologists are the doctors who will oversee your radiation therapy treatments. They work with the other members of the radiation therapy team to develop your treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is given accurately. Your radiation oncologist will also monitor your progress and adjust the treatment as necessary to make sure the radiation is hitting its target while minimizing side effects. Before, during and after your radiation therapy treatments, your radiation oncologist works closely with other cancer doctors, such as medical oncologists and surgeons, to maximize the radiation’s effectiveness.
Surgical oncologists are general surgeons with specialized training in procedures for diagnosing, staging or removing cancerous growths. Their area of focus can be specific to a single type of cancer diagnosis, such as breast, lung, colon, brain or other – or they may be trained to remove many types of cancers that may require surgery.
Our cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, the American College of Radiology and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. We are also members of the Association of Community Cancer Centers.
In addition to our cancer resource centers, if you are looking for a support group, class or workshop, or would like to watch a seminar from one of our cancer providers, there are a variety of resources available.