At Orange Coast Medical Center, a multidisciplinary team of experts is devoted to the care of cancer patients. Our oncologists, surgeons, nurses, social workers, cancer rehabilitation therapists and other specialists are highly skilled and experienced in the field of oncology.
Coupled with our team’s passion and dedication is our strong focus on research. Having participated in some of the world’s most promising clinical trials, our physicians are at the leading-edge of the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques for our patients. Finding a cure and enhancing quality of life are at the forefront of all we do.
In addition, we have created special support groups, education, rehabilitation services, and spiritual counseling for patients and their family members while they are in our care, after discharge and throughout their cancer treatment. Our patients will never have to take their journey alone.
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Bladder cancer occurs in the bladder – the organ, located in the pelvic area that stores urine. The most common bladder cancer forms on the inside bladder lining.
Kidney cancer forms in the kidney(s), the organs that remove waste from the blood and transport the wastes to the bladder.
Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in one or both of the ovaries in the female reproductive system. Epithelial ovarian cancer which forms on the surface of the ovary, is the most common type. Another less common type is germ cell tumors which begin in egg cells.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a test that uses special imaging cameras and a radioactive type of sugar to produce pictures of the function and metabolism of the cells in the body.
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.
Intravenous Pyelogram, an X-ray of the bladder, is taken by injecting dye into the blood stream which then collects in the urine and is detectable during the X-ray.
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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.
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.
Designed to foster health and wellness, our infusion service centers are equipped with six recliners, four televisions with head sets and all the amenities to make for a private, safe and comfortable area. Under the direct supervision of our qualified nursing staff we see several patients at one time.
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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