Providence Regional Cancer System - Aberdeen
When you get a cancer diagnosis, life as you know it changes. Everything screeches to a halt, then seems to spin out of control.
At Providence Cancer Services–Aberdeen, we’ll help you regain control and fight your cancer. We’ll make sure you have a precise diagnosis and help you understand your cancer, how it affects you and your treatment options so you can make the best decisions for you.
As part of the larger Providence Regional Cancer System, our Aberdeen clinic provides expert cancer care and convenient services – all near family, friends and the support of your community.
At Providence Cancer Services–Aberdeen, we provide advanced treatment options for many types of cancer, including:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colon cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Liver and pancreatic cancer
- Lung cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Pituitary tumors
- Pregnancy-related tumors
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Spinal tumors
At Providence, we provide state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services to screen for cancer, including:
- CT scans
- Digital and standard mammography
- PET scans
If cancer is suspected or a tumor is found, doctors may conduct a biopsy to determine how fast and far the cancer has spread. If needed, a surgeon will perform diagnostic surgery to determine the location and size of your cancer.
At Providence Cancer Services, each patient will get a treatment plan designed to treat your specific type of cancer, your lifestyle and your preferences.
Treatment may include one or more of the following:
- Biological therapy
- Chemotherapy in the form of pills, capsules, liquid or cream
- Chemotherapy given through infusions
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Lymphedema therapy
- Outpatient infusion services (for IV antibiotics, medications or blood transfusions)
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Traditional surgery
Within our cancer services clinic in Aberdeen, we offer chemotherapy infusion and laboratory services, to spare many patients the burden of traveling to another location.
In some cases, our patients also have access to new medications and treatment methods through clinical research trials.
We understand that cancer can be taxing on your mind and spirit, as well as your body. As a patient with Providence, you have access to a wide range of support services to help you cope and feel the best you possibly can while you fight this disease.
Here you’ll find a library of books, videos and audiotapes about cancer available for checkout, plus community resource information. You can also find support and information through our network of volunteer cancer survivors. The Cancer Information Center is located on the third floor of Providence St. Peter Hospital, inside the cancer unit. For information, call 360-493-4300 or 360-493-7960.
If you'd like to donate a book, tape or video to our center, please leave it with one of the library volunteers. We also gratefully welcome monetary donations at:
Providence St. Peter Foundation, Cancer Information Center, 413 Lilly Road NE – 02H24, Olympia, WA 98506.
During and after cancer treatment, rehabilitation helps to improve your mobility and strength, reduce pain and fatigue and decrease swelling. Rehab may include exercise, strength training and stress reduction techniques.
To enhance your quality of life, Providence Integrative Cancer Care offers therapies to complement your clinical treatments, including acupuncture, naturopathy, nutrition services, oncology massage and therapeutic yoga. These therapies all can enhance the healing process.
To help you and your family cope with cancer’s unique challenges, we provide counseling services, regardless of ability to pay. For information, call 360-493-7960.
To help you understand your risk for specific cancers and other hereditary conditions, we provide genetic counseling and testing.
This valuable book highlights the hundreds of questions patients and family members may ask after a cancer diagnosis. The book is co-authored by Ann Monaghan, RN, OCN, a longtime oncology nurse at Providence St. Peter Hospital, and is available to order. For more information, call 360-459-5221.
Some cancer patients experience swelling called lymphedema, a build-up of fluid in the soft tissue of the arms and legs. Our certified therapists provide the most effective treatment available, including:
- Compression bandaging
- Manual lymph drainage
- Skincare, self-care and exercise program
To schedule an appointment, call 360-493-7451.
Our pharmacists and oncologists collaborate to find the most effective dosages to treat your disease and to help relieve pain and discomfort. Pain control experts offer many techniques to manage your pain, such as:
- Music therapy
- Self-controlled pain medication
Our patients can connect with an on-site pastoral care staff member 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for help in coping with an unexpected diagnosis or any other health challenges.
Cancer patients, caregivers and families can get valuable emotional support and practical advice through support groups. For information call 360-493-4300.
You’re getting the highest quality cancer care with Providence. Our medical oncologists and nurses are board-certified, meaning they’ve passed rigorous training and testing in their specialties. The Providence Regional Cancer System meets nationally recognized quality standards for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
We follow the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s guidelines for quality patient care.