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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Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Studies show that 64% of tobacoo users diagnosed with cancer continue to smoke or use tobacco products even after diagnosis. Most tobacco users do want to quit, however may not be ready or need help finding the confidence and support needed to quit. Tobacco use is often a coping tool for stress and cancer can be a very distressing time, making it harder to quit than under normal circumstances. This does not mean it is impossible! Your Compass Team is here to help provide support and guidance on your journey to becoming smoke-free.
 
Benefits of Quitting After a Cancer Diagnosis:
• Improves cancer survival
• Lowers risk of recurrence
• Lowers risk of secondary cancers
• Lessens surgical complications and wound healing issues
• Improves effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy
• Lessens the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy
• Faster treatment recovery
• Lowers risk for cardiovascular health issues
• Lowers risk for pulmonary issues
• Improves breathing
• Improvement in appearance of skin, hair, nails and teeth
• Improves overall quality of life
• Lessens financial burden of smoking
 
Schedule an appointment today with Joyce Koerber, PA-C, our Compass Cancer Survivorship and Tobacco Treatment Specialist to discuss your tobacco cessation goals and help strategize a plan that will help you quit tobacco for good.
 
CALL TO SCHEDULE:
Rose Quarter Cancer Center
503.280.1223
Vancouver Cancer Center
360.944.9889
West Cancer Center
971.708.7600

INSURANCE:
Your insurance will be billed and you will be responsible for your regular office visit co-pay at the visit.