We’re here with faster, more precise cancer treatments.

The MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Medical Center offers advanced technologies and innovative treatments led by nationally recognized oncologists and surgeons in a warm and caring environment. Every patient receives targeted, customized treatment plans designed for their unique needs, which may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and more. We also weave psychosocial support throughout the plan of care to ensure our patients achieve wellness in mind, body and spirit.

The latest addition to our cancer fighting arsenal is the Varian Edge™ radiosurgery system. Using 3D imaging, the Varian Edge targets hard-to-reach tumors by administering high doses of radiation resulting in the most precise and fastest treatment on the market. Through accuracy checks every 10 milliseconds, there is minimal impact on surrounding healthy tissue. Why travel long distances when the future of cancer care is here?

If you have questions about becoming a patient, call (562) 933-0300.

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Learn more about the full range of cancer types we treat and support services we provide.

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Meet Our Breast Cancer Team
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Meet Our Gastrointestinal Cancer Team
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Meet Our Gynecologic Cancer Team
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Meet Our Lung Cancer Team
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Meet Our Cancer Support Care Team

Our cancer support care team focuses on resolving multiple aspects of distress, as well as practical issues of treatment and lifestyle. 

Our team includes: 

  • Mariusz Wirga, M.D., Medical Director, Psychosocial Oncology, MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute, Long Beach Medical Center
  • Mind-body oncology coach
  • Nurse navigators
  • Palliative care team
  • Pastoral and spiritual care team 
  • Registered dietitians
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Social workers

 

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Innovative Cancer Treatments Right in Your Backyard

Our specialists have access to the latest technologies on the market to ensure that cancer is caught early and in the most treatable stages.

  • Tomosynthesis (3D) mammography uses digital X-ray technology to capture multiple images of the entire breast from different angles to produce high-resolution, 3D images.
  • Interventional endoscopy combines endoscopy with ultrasound techniques to obtain images of the internal organs to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal cancers early, reducing the need for surgery.
  • 320-slice CT scanner offers the highest resolution scans using the lowest amount of radiation to catch lung cancer at an early, more treatable stage.
  • Interventional oncology utilizes imaging, including X-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI and PET, to perform minimally invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Minimally invasive procedures can be hard to find, but we have it right here.
  • UroNav® prostate fusion biopsy is a diagnostic procedure for patients with suspected prostate cancer. This technology fuses pre-biopsy MRI images with ultrasound-guided biopsy images in real time to create a detailed, three-dimensional view of the prostate, leading to more accurate diagnosis and better treatment decisions for prostate cancer patients.

We stay at the forefront of innovative cancer treatments by acquiring the latest systems that increase precision in treatment and improve patient outcomes.

  • Surgical techniques using the robotic-assisted surgical system da Vinci® Xi™ results in less pain, minimal scarring and quicker recovery compared to traditional open surgery.
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) administers a complete dose of radiation during a lumpectomy (cancer removal surgery) – eliminating the need for ongoing radiation treatments. This surgery eliminates cancer in one treatment.
  • State-of-the-art radiation technologies, including the AlignRT® and Varian Edge®, precisely target tumors with sub-millimeter accuracy, minimizing exposure to healthy tissue and reducing treatment time for patients.
  • SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel temporarily creates space between the prostate and the rectum, reducing the radiation dose delivered to the rectum during prostate radiation therapy. This helps minimize the impact on urinary, sexual and bowel quality of life for prostate cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.

Our surgeons perform the most complex procedures not often available outside of academic institutions.   

  • Oncoplastic breast surgery combines cancer removal with breast reconstruction in one surgery, reducing the need for a second operation.
  • Our team performs specialized procedures and complex surgeries to treat pancreatic and liver cancer, such as a the Whipple procedure, which is a complex operation to remove pancreatic cancers.
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Customized Cancer Care Tailored Just for You

Personalized care developed for the unique needs of each patient is a clinical reality at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Medical Center. Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists collaborate to design targeted, customized treatment plans for each patient, allowing them access to specialists’ opinions well beyond one aspect of their cancer.

Learn more about our MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute.

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Treating the Whole Patient – Mind, Body and Spirit

Our patients are more than just a name on a chart. Our team guides our patients throughout their cancer journey to ensure wellness in mind, body and spirit through our robust support services, including:

Learn more about our cancer support services.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Varian Edge

This tour will introduce you to the Varian Edge – a fully integrated system for performing advanced radiosurgery using new real-time tumor tracking technology and motion management capabilities. The Varian Edge cuts treatment time down up to 10 – 15 minutes and is the most accurate radiation placement device on the market.