MemorialCare is proud to provide the highest quality, comprehensive cancer care for adults and children of all ages. Our cancer centers are devoted to improving the lives of residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California and beyond.
We are committed to helping you or your loved one fight cancer by offering a lifetime of cancer care. Our multidisciplinary teams of oncologists, surgeons, nurses, social workers and other specialists are highly skilled and experienced in the field of oncology. They are passionate about prevention, early detection, and innovative cancer treatments utilizing the most advanced technology to deliver the best possible care.
When you or a loved one faces a cancer diagnosis, choosing where to turn for cancer care is an important decision. At MemorialCare we are dedicated to treating the whole person and believe that one should never take the journey alone. Our support programs include support groups and spiritual counseling - all designed to help every step of the way.
To continue providing excellence in health care, we’re committed to staying on the leading-edge of cancer research. We believe clinical trials are the front line in winning the battle against cancer. We are involved in more than 100 of the world’s most promising research protocols.
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Cancer that occurs in the female reproductive system is known as gynecologic cancer. Annually there are about 90,000 women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer in the U.S. alone. More than half of the gynecologic cancers diagnosed are cervical cancer according to estimates from the National Cancer Institute.
Cancer that originates in the liver is known as liver cancer, hepatic cancer or hepatocellular carcinoma (from the Greek hēpar, meaning liver).
A lung nodule, also called a pulmonary nodule, is one of the most common abnormalities seen on radiographic images, and is a small mass of tissue in the lung that is smaller than 3 cm (slightly more than an inch) in diameter. The nodule appears as a white shadow on a chest X-ray or computerized tomography (CT) scan.
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MemorialCare’s hospital laboratory services provide comprehensive and dependable diagnostic tests to our hospitals and physician partners. Our board certified pathologists are available to assist physicians in a variety of studies.
A bone scan is taken after radioactive materials are injected into the blood stream which collects in your bones. The radioactive materials is detected by a scanner to create an image of your bones.
A prostate-specific antigen is a blood test that measures the levels of a protein produced by the cells of the prostate gland. Annual PSA screenings for males over the age of 50 helps to indicate the sign of prostate cancer. PSA is often elevated or rises rapidly in men with this type of cancer.
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Many cancerous and non-cancerous brain tumors can be effectively treated with stereotactic radiosurgy (SRS).
As part of the cancer care multidisciplinary team, our surgeons coordinate care with oncologists, radiologists and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.
At the MemorialCare Cancer Institute, our patients are never alone in their cancer journey. We believe that patient and family education and support are essential to a speedy recovery and long-term wellness.
Located throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, MemorialCare-affiliated physicians are locally and nationally recognized in their area of expertise. We've made it easy to find a quality healthcare provider right in your own backyard.
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