Cancer Care

Cancer Care

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Cancer Care Right in Your Community

You’ll find comprehensive cancer prevention, detection and treatment at PIH Health. Our compassionate team of experts work together to provide excellent care and treatment for all types of cancer. The care team will provide you with access to comprehensive clinical and support services, latest technologies and research at our hospitals, oncology offices and treatment centers within the PIH Health network. We offer personalized care tailored specific to you, to meet your long term healthcare needs.

Programs

Chemotherapy & Immunotherapy

Both chemotherapy and immunotherapy (also known as biotherapy) are tools used to fight your cancer. Chemotherapy is a powerful medication that helps your body fight cancer. Immunotherapy uses organic substances to fight cancer. You’ll receive treatments in a comfortable, supportive environment.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy uses precisely focused, high-energy X-rays to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors.

Surgery

When surgery is part of your cancer treatment plan, you’re in good hands. We have surgeons who specialize in the following cancer treatment surgery:

  • Rectal Cancer
  • Neurosurgery
  • Breast Oncology
  • Gynecology Oncology
Genetics

Learn your risk of developing cancer with genetic counseling and testing at PIH Health. If you are diagnosed with cancer, genetic testing may help tailor the best treatment option for you.

Screening

Turn to PIH Health to find and diagnose cancer early–when it’s easiest to treat. We provide robust cancer screening options to keep our community healthy.

Clinical Trials

Participation in clinical trials helps in developing new approaches to managing cancer. You can access a wide range of clinical research trials, including treatments and therapies not yet widely available.

Supportive Care

You are not alone in the fight against cancer. Choose from a broad range of services that can help you feel better physically and emotionally. Receive support before, during and after cancer treatment.

Palliative care

Palliative care reduces symptoms and improves your quality of life.

Psychosocial

Social workers who connect you and your family with resources related to living and coping with cancer.

Oncology Financial Navigator

The oncology financial navigator will help guide and advocate for you in navigating the complex, financial maze of cancer care. We will help find co-pay assistance for treatments, help with enrollment and assist with changes to current or new insurance plans. Call: 562.698.0811 ext. 15705.

Nutrition

Our nutritionists will work with you to ensure you get the nutrition support you need for good health and healing.

Nurse Navigators

Work with our compassionate, experienced oncology nurse navigators for breast, colorectal and lung cancer throughout your cancer journey. Your nurse navigator can:

  • Answer your questions
  • Coordinate your care
  • Explain your tests and procedures
  • Help you understand your options for care
  • Enable communication with your medical team
  • Offer support and encouragement to you and your family
  • Survivorship support: We are with you every step of the way. Count on us to offer comprehensive follow-up care after your cancer treatment ends. Together we will take the journey to recovery and beyond.
Yoga

Join a Yoga for Healing class designed especially for cancer patients and others with health challenges. This gentle exercise program is affordable and welcomes everyone to participate.

Rehabilitation

Highly trained rehabilitation therapists will work with you to improve your strength and independence, cognitive and speech therapy (commonly known as chemo brain), lymphedema.

Hospice care

Compassionate hospice care eases the journey toward the end of life. Lean on PIH Health’s supportive professionals for physical and emotional comfort, so you and your loved ones can make the most of your time together.

Registry

The cancer registry tracks cancer cases at PIH Health and reports out to the state and national agencies so that we able to measure our success rate and identify areas that we may need improvement on.

Wig Bank

The PIH Health Foundation Wig Bank program provides complimentary wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment and experiencing hair loss. Call: 562.698.0811 Ext. 12820.

Mariposa

At the Mariposa boutique you can find a wide variety of specialized products and services designed to enhance how you look and feel during
cancer treatment and recuperation.

PIH Health at Home

PIH Health at Home provided by 24 Hour Home Care® offers a wide variety of non-medical home care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Classes and Support Groups

PIH Health offers a variety of educational and supportive groups to help you through your journey to wellness. Visit our cancer topics events calendar to find the right class or group for you.

Metastatic Cancer Support

Connect with others diagnosed with metastatic cancer in our free online support group. Held on the Third Thursday of Every Month from 11 am to 12:30 pm. RSVP today by calling 562.698.0811 Ext. 18317.

Journey Through Cancer

Join us on the second Thursday of every month from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Topics of discussion: “share your journey,” coping with feelings, relationships, fears, new challenges and nutrition. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12570.

Women’s Support Group

Link arms with others who are willing to understand and support you through your journey. Our support group was developed to inspire hope, provide empowering resources to help women live a life they love, and cultivate community. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 15325 or email Danielli.Vispo@pihhealth.org.

Embracing Life After Breast Cancer

A five-week virtual program for breast cancer patients transitioning into survivorship.

Survivorship Series - Overcoming the Fear of Recurrence

This presentation will focus on ways to overcome the fear of a cancer recurrence. In addition, the hosts will review ways to improve communication and address difficult conversations. Participants will walk away feeling more empowered.

Survivorship series - Nutrition Through Survivorship and Beyond

Cancer survivors can take part in this workshop to address their unique nutritional needs. 

Survivorship series- Nutrition Through Cancer Treatment

Nutrition workshop for cancer patients receiving or preparing to receive treatment. 

Mind, Body and Spirit

Reduce worry, anxiety, and find meaning in challenging times with this four-week workshop. 

Accreditations

Commission on Cancer

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To earn CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

When cancer patients choose to seek care locally at a CoC accredited cancer facility, they are gaining access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home.

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