Improving quality of life through increased mobility, pain treatment and trauma recovery are just a few of the reasons MemorialCare offers a broad range of physical therapy services. Our network of hospital-based PT programs and local community-based physical therapy and rehab centers are able to treat patients of all ages.
Outpatient speech therapists provide a full range of auditory and speech language pathology services, all aimed at improving a patient's communication, cognitive and linguistic skills, hearing and swallowing abilities.
Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with cytotoxic drugs. Chemotherapy is a systemic therapy; it usually treats the whole body, as opposed to radiotherapy or surgery that provides focused treatment to a specific area of the body.
Biotherapy (also called biological therapy or immunotherapy) is a treatment to activate or repair the ability of the body’s immune system to fight cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, and other diseases.
Accredited by the American College of Radiology, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Radiation Oncology Center at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) at Long Beach Medical Center offers a comprehensive program providing a range of radiation therapy options for patients.
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), also called biventricular pacing, is delivered by a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside you. This new therapy is typically used for ventricular dysynchrony, a type of heart failure, where the two ventricles in the heart are not beating at the same tim
Targeted therapy uses customized chemotherapeutic drugs to treat cancer by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells. Each patient’s cancer cells are unique and each patient responds differently to chemotherapies.
Chemicals called hormones are produced in glands in the reproductive system, in the ovaries for women and the testicles for men. Cancers most commonly treated with hormone therapy are breast and prostate cancer.
As part of the cancer care multi-disciplinary team, our radiation oncologists coordinate every aspect of care, with oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.
Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) integrates a lumpectomy (the removal of a tumor from the breast) and radiation treatment into a single surgery. During IORT, a precise, concentrated radiation dose is delivered to the tumor immediately after it’s removed.
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