Saddleback Medical Center has been providing cancer services since the hospital opened in 1974. Over that time, we have developed exceptional expertise in cancer care.
In our commitment to excellence, the patient’s experience and outcomes are our highest priorities. How a patient feels about the healthcare environment and the medical team-as well as their emotional well-being-can have a dramatic impact on maintaining or regaining health. That’s why we focus on the whole patient-body, mind and spirit.
Our Cancer Institute is the best in its class. We hope you will make it your personal resource for cancer prevention and screening needs. And while we hope you never need us for diagnosis or treatment services, we are ready to provide you with the very best care available as you make the journey back to health.
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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.
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.
Skin cancer or melanoma forms in the melanocytes, cells found in the skin that produce melanin that tans the skin. Overexposure to the sun can cause melanocytes to cluster forming pink, tan, or brown moles. If moles begin to change shape, color or size they may be cancerous.
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Pap test is also known as a Papanicolaou test, Pap smear, Pap test, cervical smear, or smear test. During a physical exam a Pap test is taken to collect cells from the cervix. These cells are examined under a microscope for abnormal cell growth.
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.
A comprehensive cancer program requires a full complement of imaging and laboratory services to locate benign or malignant tumors, to biopsy them and then report results quickly to physicians and patients.
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Chemicals called hormones are produced in glands in the reproductive system, in the ovaries for women and the testicles for men. Cancers most commonly treated with hormone therapy are breast and prostate cancer.
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.
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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