You just found out you have prostate cancer. Take a deep breath. You’ve been diagnosed with one of the most treatable forms of cancer. And you don’t have to do this alone. Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center has a team of experts ready to talk with you about all of your options. It’s important you learn the facts and choose a treatment for prostate cancer that’s best for you.
We offer a personalized approach to prostate cancer treatment, including state-of-the-art technology with fewer side effects. We’re here to help you navigate the process. When you’re ready, make an appointment with one of our physicians who can help you choose the treatment that’s right for you.
This is your decision. You are your best advocate.
It’s normal to feel anxious and overwhelmed after receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis. You’re suddenly facing some unexpected choices and an unknown outcome. And you’re certain to have a lot of questions.
“The first thing to do is take a step back and gather all the information,” says Radiation Oncologist David Fryefield. “You don’t need to have surgery tomorrow. You don’t need to start radiation tomorrow. You need to find out what your options are and choose the one that’s going to be best for you.”
Prostate cancer is a slow-growing cancer. If detected early, immediate treatment may be unnecessary. Depending on your situation, active surveillance could be the best choice.
With the latest state-of-the-art technology, like SmartArc and Calypso, highly precise treatment for prostate cancer can be delivered with fewer side effects.
Learn the facts, know your options, and get a second opinion. You are your best advocate and you should feel comfortable with your treatment decision.