Medical Oncology at Celilo Cancer Center
Medical oncology is the specialty focusing on the study and treatment of
malignant cancers, or tumors. Treatments can be used to destroy cancer
cells, slow the growth of cancer, prevent cancer from spreading, and reduce
the symptoms of cancer.
Celilo’s Oncology Treatment Options Include:
- Chemotherapy, the use of drugs to destroy and kill cancer cells.
- Hormonal therapy, the use of hormones to treat cancer.
- Immunotherapy, the use of substances to stimulate or support the immune system.
- Treatments vary depending on the type of cancer, treatment goals and drugs
used, and how patients respond to treatment.
Our Team Approach
A cancer diagnosis is a frightening experience that comes with difficult
decisions to make regarding treatment options. Our team of oncologists,
specially trained registered nurses and pharmacists, radiation therapists,
dosimetrists, physicists, patient navigators, and counselors help our
patients and their families through this process by providing compassionate
care, information and support.
Because we understand that cancer affects all aspects of a person’s
life, we treat the whole person – body, mind and spirit —
not just the cancer. We support our patients with integrative therapies
to boost the immune system, reduce treatment–related side effects
and improve quality of life. Our integrated therapies team includes a
nutritionist, pain management specialist, massage therapist, yoga and
Tai Chi instructor, spiritual care professionals, Reiki therapy masters,
oncology rehabilitation specialists and others.
We help our patients fight cancer on all fronts. Our goal is to provide
patients and their families with sources of inspiration, encouragement and hope.
Meet Lynne Allen, MN, ARNP
Lynne Allen is an adult nurse practitioner (NP) at Mid-Columbia Medical
Center’s Celilo Cancer Center.
An oncology nurse practitioner (NP), Lynne provides comprehensive care
to patients who have a diagnosis of cancer, as well as to their families.
In collaboration with other members of the healthcare team, she helps
them through all the stages of their disease process.
Lynne was named March of Dimes, Oregon and SE Washington Advance Practice
Nurse of the Year in 2016. She holds certifications as an Adult Nurse
Practitioner - Board Certified (ANP-BC), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse
Practitioner (AOCNP), and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN).
Throughout her more than 25-year career in healthcare, Lynne has served
in a variety of settings, including Cogent Healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee,
Columbia Basin Hematology & Oncology in Kennewick, Washington, and
Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington. She has also presented
at regional and national conferences on topics that include cancer palliative
care and pain management.
Lynne relocated to The Gorge for the mountain, trees, and wonderful reputation
of Celilo Cancer Center. In her free time, she enjoys walking, hiking,
camping and reading.
She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American
Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Physicians, Hospice
& Palliative Nurses Association, and Oncology Nursing Society. She
was a charter member and past president of the Columbia River Nurse Practitioner
Association and a charter and board member of What’s New in Medicine.
She has been an active participant for many years in ACS’s Relay for Life.
For more information about this department please call 541-296-7585.