MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute
The MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Medical Center is committed to helping patients overcome the challenges of cancer in the state-of-the-art Todd Cancer Pavilion. We offer an inspirational environment where patients, families and an expert care team work together to develop individualized treatment plans.
We’re dedicated to the early diagnosis, research, treatment and education of patients with cancer or serious blood disorders. At the forefront of cancer management are the divisions of breast, gynecologic, gastrointestinal and thoracic. Treatments include radiation therapy, genetic counseling, minimally invasive surgery including robotic-assisted surgery, and systemic therapies that can include chemotherapy, immunotherapy and biologics.
Through multi-disciplinary treatment planning conferences, our specialists review new or difficult cases and develop treatment plans suited to the specific needs of each patient. Personalized care developed for the unique needs of each patient is a clinical reality at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute.
Becoming a Patient
- Your primary care physician can refer you to a MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute oncologist.
- You can check health plans for insurance information as needed or call the phone number on the back of your insurance card to check on your specific coverage needs.
- Most insurance companies will pay for a second opinion. Please check with your insurance company to verify this.
Important Phone Numbers
- Cancer Answers (Cancer Help Hotline): (562) 933-0900
- Genetic Counseling: (562) 933-7475
- Breast Center (Long Beach and Los Alamitos): (562) 933-7880
- Multi-Specialty Center: (562) 933-1877
- Radiation Oncology Center: (562) 933-0300
- Women’s Specialty Center: (562) 933-2824
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Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, forms in the tissues lining the stomach, an organ in the digestive system. Stomach cancer grows slowly over time and can spread to the lymph nodes and also reach the liver, lungs and bones. It is more common in countries outside of the United States.
Most head and neck cancers form in the moist tissues (mucosal surface) lining the mouth, nose and throat. In the United States, approximately three to five percent of cancers are head and neck cancers. These cancers are more common in men and in people over age 50.
Colorectal cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in the lining of the colon or rectum located at the end of the digestive system. Colorectal cancer grows slowly over time and mostly begins as a polyp that is non-cancerous. An uncommon type of polyp, called adenoma, can become cancerous.
Diagnostics & Treatments
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The most common type of screening for colorectal cancer is a colonoscopy, which is recommended every 10 years. For this test, the doctor uses a long, thin, flexible, video scope to check for polyps or cancer inside the rectum and the colon. Polyps can be found and removed during this procedure.
To determine the stage of lung cancers a minimally invasive tool called Endobronchial Ultrasound Biopsy (EBUS) or endobronchial ultrasound.
Ultrasound technology uses high-frequency sound waves to produce exceptionally high-quality moving images of the fetus, heart, abdominal organs and other soft tissues of the body. It can also be used for scanning other organs such as the liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries.
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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.
Many cancerous and non-cancerous brain tumors can be effectively treated with stereotactic radiosurgy (SRS).
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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.