Cancer treatment

We represent every specialty involved in cancer treatment


We collaborate with local and regional cancer specialists to provide the latest treatment options to our community.


Cancers we treat

The team at Salem Health Cancer Center is made up of board-certified physicians, oncology-certified nurses, and other clinical specialists from every discipline involved in cancer care.

Bone cancer

Breast cancer


  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma — Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s
  • Myeloma

Brain tumor

  • Astrocytoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Brain metastases

Carcinoid tumor



  • Anal
  • Colorectal
  • Esophageal
  • Liver
  • Stomach
  • Pancreatic


  • Cervical
  • Endometrial
  • Ovarian
  • Uterine
  • Vaginal
  • Vulvar

Head and neck

  • Laryngeal
  • Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus
  • Nasopharyngeal
  • Oral
  • Salivary gland
  • Thyroid

Thoracic cancer

  • Chest wall tumors
  • Lung
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non-small cell
  • Pulmonary metastasis
  • Small cell

Skin Cancer

  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma



  • Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Prostate
  • Testicular



For the most up-to-date information about each type of cancer, its treatment and its outlook, visit these national resources.

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Preparing for cancer treatment

Soon after a cancer diagnosis, a doctor will discuss treatment options with you. It is very easy to become overwhelmed during this time — you may feel like you’ve lost control of your body. One way to feel more in control is to take an active approach to preparing for treatment. Below are four ways to feel more in control.






Clinical trials

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Cancer clinical trials often compare the most accepted cancer treatment with a new type of treatment. The hope is that the new treatment will be better.

We work closely with researchers to provide high-quality cancer care. We tailor the clinical trials to the needs of the community — including quality of life trials.

Talk with your doctor or call the Salem Health clinical research department at 503-814-1435 to see if clinical trials are an option for you.

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