Our Services

Cancer Center lending libraries

Knowledge about cancer helps patients and their loved ones as they navigate diagnosis, treatment and recovery. For patients and families,...

Cancer financial counseling

In keeping with our mission and core values, Providence Health & Services cares for people and their health needs, even if they can’t afford to...

Cancer information and referral

Providence Cancer Support Services provides emotional and practical support to cancer patients and their families when they need it most.

Cancer support groups

Cancer support groups provide education and support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Support groups are led by our professional staff...

Cancer treatment plan and summary

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists recommends cancer patients receive a treatment plan and summary. The treatment plan includes a...

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of medicine to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy is called a systemic treatment because the medicines enter the...

Clinical trials, cancer

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors and researchers find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer...

Endoscopic neurosurgery

Providence surgeons are improving care through endoscopic neurosurgery, an advanced procedure that uses a slender fiber-optic camera to improve...

Gamma Knife Perfexion

Gamma Knife is the most advanced radiosurgical tool available to treat a variety of brain lesions and disorders, including cancers of the brain. An alternative to invasive surgery, Gamma Knife Perfexion used at the Gamma Knife Center of Oregon focuses 192 independent beams of radiation on a single, precisely targeted location. With pinpoint accuracy, Gamma Knife can destroy tumors with no incisions, minimal blood loss and minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

Intraoperative MRI (IMRI)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is home to the world’s most advanced operating suite for brain tumors. With intraoperative magnetic...

Lifeline

Providence Lifeline medical alert service gives individuals of all ages access to personal support and at-home emergency assistance 24 hours a day,...

Mind-Body medicine

Mind-Body medicine is the provision of services which recognize that the mind, the emotions and the spirit all have a role in the healing of the...

Minimally invasive procedures

Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions. 

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a simple, painless procedure. It uses a strong magnet and radio waves to produce high-quality pictures of...

Multidisciplinary cancer care

The evidence-based, multidisciplinary team approach to patient care at Providence Cancer Center is creating hope and changing lives for many people...

Neuro biplane catheterization lab

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center are homes to highly advanced cranial procedure labs. In these labs,...

Oncology nurse navigator

An oncology nurse navigator is an oncology certified nurse (OCN) who provides  education for each cancer patient concerning their individual...

Oncology social work

Oncology social workers assess the needs of cancer patients. They can facilitate communication with the health care team, provide emotional support...

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a type of radiation therapy that uses a rigid head frame attached to the skull to aim high-dose radiation beams...