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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Pancreatic cancer, also called exocrine cancer, forms in the tissue of the pancreas, an organ in the digestive system located in the abdomen. Endocrine cells in the pancreas create enzymes used to digest fats and proteins, and exocrine glands create insulin and hormones to help balance the amount of sugar in the blood.
Esophageal cancer forms in the tissues of the lining of the esophagus, the tube connecting the throat to the stomach at the beginning of the digestive system.
Testicular cancer occurs in one or both testicles in the male reproductive system. There are many types of testicular cancer—germ cell tumors are the most common. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 7,000 men will be diagnosed each year with testicular cancer in the United States.
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Ductography is a form of mammography where a contrast agent is injected into the milk duct of the breast. This allows a radiologist to examine abnormalities or signs of cancer in the milk duct.
Mammograms are one of the most important tools in the early detection of breast cancer. This low-dose X-ray can reveal both benign (non-cancerous) and cancerous growths when they are too small to be detected by you or your health care provider.
During a digital rectal exam a physician feels the prostate—a small gland that produces seminal fluid—for abnormalities. Annual DRE screenings for males over the age of 50 helps to indicate the sign of prostate cancer.
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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.
Cancer patients often have an increased tendency toward blood clotting. In certain cases where anti-coagulation medication does not work or is not permitted, small wires and catheters can be placed directly in the veins of the extremities to remove the clot.
Interventional oncology is a field of medicine and a sub-specialty of interventional radiology that utilizes imaging, including X-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI and PET, to perform minimally invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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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