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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A lung nodule, also called a pulmonary nodule, is one of the most common abnormalities seen on radiographic images, and is a small mass of tissue in the lung that is smaller than 3 cm (slightly more than an inch) in diameter. The nodule appears as a white shadow on a chest X-ray or computerized tomography (CT) scan.
A brain tumor forms when abnormal cells grow in the tissues of the brain.
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.
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In addition to a mammogram screening, your Breast Center health care provider may recommend a breast ultrasound. A breast ultrasound utilizes high-frequency sound waves to create an internal image of your breast. This breast screening allows our specialized physicians to get a closer look at the chest walls and breast lumps
A virtual colonoscopy (VC) is similar to a standard colonoscopy except it is much less invasive—only requiring gentle passage of air into the colon. A virtual colonoscopy is performed with computed tomography (CT) allowing the exam to be faster than colonoscopy and requiring no sedation.
Last year, an estimated 1.4 million Americans learned they had cancer. Many of these cases were identified through routine screenings given or ordered by primary care physicians. For easy reference, use the chart for women and men below, which is based on the American Cancer Society recommendations.
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As part of the cancer care multi-disciplinary team, radiation oncologists coordinate every aspect of care, with surgeons and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.
Lymphedema rehabilitation focuses on teaching patients how to effectively manage lymphedema or secondary lymphedema on an independent basis through intensive one-on-one training. Individual sessions can last 60 to 120 minutes per day, depending on the severity of the condition.
Patients who have metastatic cancer in their spinal bones can get compression fractures of their vertebral bones. Many of these patients are not surgical candidates and can experience debilitating pain.
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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