MemorialCare Cancer Institute
at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
in Fountain Valley / Huntington Beach
When you or a loved one faces a cancer diagnosis, choosing where to turn for help is an important decision. Welcome to the accredited comprehensive cancer institute at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. As the only not-for-profit hospital in the area, it is our privilege to deliver exceptional cancer care to our community.
At Orange Coast Memorial, a multidisciplinary team of experts is devoted to the care of cancer patients. Our oncologists, surgeons, nurses, social workers, cancer rehabilitation therapists and other specialists are highly skilled and experienced in the field of oncology. They have made this their life’s work.
Coupled with our team’s passion and dedication is our strong focus on research. Having participated in some of the world’s most promising clinical trials, our physicians are at the leading-edge of the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques for our patients. Finding a cure and enhancing quality of life are at the forefront of all we do.
Our oncology unit is designed for optimal patient care, comfort and convenience in an attractive setting. In addition, we have created special support groups, education, rehabilitation services, and spiritual counseling for patients and their family members while they are in our care, after discharge and throughout their cancer treatment. Our patients will never have to take their journey alone.
Here at the MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Orange Coast Memorial, we believe cancer has met its match. On behalf of our more than 1,500 doctors, nurses and employees at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, welcome.
Cancer Center Receives Coveted ACOS DesignationThe American College of Surgeons (ACOS) granted Orange Coast Memorial a three-year Approval with Commendation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center this year. In order to achieve this status, our program met or exceeded all 36 standards assessed by surveyors. Of the 1,347 accredited cancer programs in the country, only 39 percent receive a full three-year approval. Programs earning recognition from the ACOS are proven to offer the highest-quality cancer care and only one in four hospitals that care for cancer patients achieves such a designation.
Orange County CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology CenterSet in the modern Orange Coast Patient Care Pavilion, this state-of-the-art center features advanced robotic radiation therapy technology, staffed with experienced radiation oncology specialists. It's home to the only hospital-sited Accuray CyberKnife in Orange County, a non-invasive frameless stereotactic radiosurgery system. The center also offers advanced radiation therapies from a RapidArc linear accelerator, the latest technology providing image-guided, to intensity-modulated radiation therapy.
Robotic Assisted SurgeryThe da Vinci S® Surgical System (da Vinci) provides breakthrough capabilities that offer greater patient benefits.
Becoming a Patient
Second-Opinion ProgramA cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and frightening. Taking the time to get a second opinion is among the most important ways to ensure that you and your loved ones understand your diagnosis and are aware of the treatment options available to you.
Receiving a second opinion from a cancer institute whose physicians are recognized for clinical excellence and advanced research is key. The MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, located in Orange County, welcomes any newly diagnosed patients wishing to obtain a second opinion, whether it is for assistance with understanding the diagnosis or simply for peace of mind. Our experienced and compassionate physicians have helped hundreds of patients with second opinion services and consider this an important component to offering the most comprehensive cancer services available.
Physical TherapyThe Cancer Rehabilitation program uses exercise to rebuild strength during and following cancer treatment. The program addresses deficits in range of motion, muscle strength, endurance and balance. The Cancer Rehabilitation program also manages lymphedema and provides education in risk reduction for individuals in need.
American Cancer Society Information CenterOn-site American Cancer Society Information Center at the Breast Center at Orange Coast Memorial provides free information and cancer resources to patients and their loved ones.
Wig Bank and Prosthesis CenterA free service at Orange Coast Memorial for patients who have undergone surgical and chemotherapy treatments.