Our Blog: To Your Health

New Treatment for Men with Urinary Problems

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Lance Marr, MD

Dr. Lance Marr has been designated as the first UroLift® Center of Excellence in the Pacific Northwest. The designation recognizes that Dr. Marr has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH.

Dr. Marr is the only recipient in the Northwest of the Urolift Center of Excellence award.

Up & Away: Jack Hoffman's Story

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Jack Hoffman lives for adventure. At 72, he fl ies airplanes, skis, and rides motorcycles and snowmobiles. He has hand-built houses, mined for gold in Alaska, and is currently restoring an antique gas pump. Over time, the cumulative impact of this “work hard, play hard” life has taken a toll on his back. He can’t point to a single injury that led to his years of back pain. “It just disintegrated,” Jack says.

A Better Way to Treat Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men with about one in seven men diagnosed during his lifetime. The Oregon Clinic Radiation Oncologists Dr. Eric Hansen and Dr. Stephen Bader are on the cutting edge of treating prostate cancer, offering a new treatment called high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. They expanded their practice to include HDR brachytherapy because it can improve cure rates and reduce side effects compared to traditional treatments.