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Samaritan Regional Cancer Center
Samaritan Regional Cancer Center

501 NW Elks Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330

(541) 768-5220

When choosing a place at which to receive treatment for an asbestos cancer such as peritoneal mesothelioma, there are many aspects that patients ought to think about. One of the difficulties that face those who have mesothelioma is that although the disease may often take many years to begin showing symptoms, by the time it does appear and has been properly identified, it is generally in an advanced stage. Finding a clinic with up-to-date equipment and staff who keep well informed about new treatment options regarding asbestos-related diseases is consequently very important if you or someone you know has any form of mesothelioma. In addition to offering drugs like Cisplatin, Alimta®, and Carboplatin, radiation and surgery, most cancer centers also have psychologists on staff to assist patients and their loved ones handle the difficulty of fighting the cancer. Some parts of the nation don't have specialized facilities for rare disorders such as pericardial mesothelioma; if you live in such an area you may have to travel in order to obtain the type of medical treatment you want.

Samaritan Regional Cancer Center (SRCC) is part of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon. As well as a network that includes health care facilities throughout the Willamette Valley. The SRCC is also home to Samaritan Hematology & Oncology Consultants, a highly-qualified team of specialists that include:

  • physicians
  • therapists
  • nurses
  • dosimetrists
  • medical social workers
  • physicists
  • dietitians
  • hospital chaplains

The center offers a variety of diagnostic, treatment, and follow-up services that include:

  • brachytherapy
  • external beam radiation therapy
  • systemic radiation therapy
  • investigational radiation therapies
  • clinical trials

SRCC oncologists treat the full range of cancers, like malignant mesothelioma (sometimes referred to as asbestos lung cancer). Treatment options for mesothelioma and lung cancers may include:

  • radiation therapy
  • surgery
  • electrodessication
  • cryosurgery
  • laser surgery
  • chemotherapy
  • photodynamic therapy
  • biologic therapy

Choice of treatment will depend on the patient's overall health and stage and location of the disease. Treatment usually combines two or more modalities.

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