HEALTH ALERT!  For the safety of our patients and staff, effective March 30, 2020, new patients and patients with disabilities will be permitted one visitor over the age of 15. No other visitors will be permitted into the clinic.  Family members and caretakers may participate in the appointments remotely by phone or video conference if desired. Compass is working with other health care providers in the area to help contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. We are taking active steps to minimize your exposure to the virus. These steps include screening everyone who enters the clinic for signs of illness, banning most visitors in the clinic, minimizing our own staffing and allowing some employees to work from home, and frequent sanitation of the clinic. We are using personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, gloves, and face-shields according to national guidelines. We are working to identify those patients whose visits or treatments can be safely delayed, and we will notify you of this if you have an upcoming visit.  We ask that you stay home if you have fever and/or cough.

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Compass Oncology Breast Specialists

A Team Approach To Breast Cancer Treatment

Compass Breast Specialists is a leading resource for breast cancer patients in the Portland and Vancouver metro area. We provide a collaborative, holistic approach to care delivered by a comprehensive treatment team of leading specialists in breast surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostics, pathology, and genetic risk evaluation.

Breast cancer treatment is complex and often requires a combination of targeted therapies for the best outcome. Access to our multi-disciplinary team of cancer care experts from the time of diagnosis leads to optimal communication and a more personalized, cohesive treatment plan. Women know what to expect throughout their care and are empowered with the knowledge they need to fully participate in choosing the course of treatment that best fits their needs.

Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator

Our breast cancer nurse navigator provides guidance from diagnosis through treatment and works with oncology nurses, social workers, and patient benefit representatives to complement the physician team. The nurse navigator serves as a care coordinator, assessing the needs of our patients in order to develop an individualized education plan, coordinate community resources, and provide support where needed. This greatly improves the patient experience and lessens the stress of treatment.

Second Opinions

Compass Breast Specialists is a leading resource in the Portland and Vancouver metro area for women seeking a second opinion prior to surgery or adjuvant therapies. Many women find it particularly helpful to have access to a consultation with a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and a breast surgeon prior to making a final decision on a treatment plan.

Complex Breast Clinic

Women at high risk for breast cancer require the ongoing, focused expertise of specialists to best monitor and screen for the disease. The Compass Breast Specialists Complex Breast Clinic is an ideal resource for patients in this category. Our experts also treat benign breast disease.

Compass Breast Cancer Specialists Team:

Medical Oncologists:
Jay Andersen, MD
David Cosgrove, MD
Lucy Langer, MD
Vicky Lee, MD, PhD
Regan Look, MD
Magdolna Solti, MD
Richard Zinke, MD

Radiation Oncologists:
W. Tristram Arscott, MD
Nico de Wette, MD
Carrie Gotkowitz, MD
Gregory Patton, MD
Scott Schneider, MD

Breast Surgical Oncologists:
Tammy De La Melena, MD
Kathleen Dunham, MD
Toni Storm-Dickerson, MD

Complex Breast Nurse Practitioner:
Susan Zaretsky, FNP-C

Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator:
Ellery Palanuk, BSN, RN, CN-BN
Becky Price, RN, OCN 
Jennifer Steen-Reavis, RN, BSN, CN-BN

Genetic Risk Evaluation
Becky Clark, MS, CGC

To schedule an appointment, please call 503.528.5343.