Cancer Care Team | Whittier, CA | PIH Health

Care Team

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Work with a complete team of cancer care experts at PIH Health who put your needs and preferences first.

Your Cancer Doctors

Your team of physician specialists will meet to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that fits your needs. Your team may include:

  • Medical Oncologists – Provides care and help you understand your diagnosis and treatment options
  • Radiation Oncologists – Uses precisely targeted radiation to treat cancer
  • Pathologists – Test tissue samples to check for signs and stages of cancer
  • Surgeons – Perform surgery to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer and restore your function and physical appearance after treatment
  • Radiologists and interventional radiologists- reviews radiology images like MRI, CT, Ultrasound to identify as well as work together with your cancer team to destroy the cancer in your body.

Multidisciplinary Clinics and Tumor Board

You have a team of physician specialists from surgery, medical oncology, radiation therapy, pathology and radiology working with the rest of your care team to review, collaborate and recommend the best nationally recognized evidence based approach for your treatment.

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

Your Support Team

Take comfort knowing you’ll have access to a complete team of cancer care experts. Get the support you need from:

  • Dietitians – work with you get the nutrition support you need for good health and healing
  • Genetic Counselors – Will review your genetic profile and explain their role in cancer
  • Holistic Medicine Experts – Provide complementary medicine services that benefit your overall health
  • Oncology Nurses – Provide care and education before, during and after cancer treatment
  • Pharmacists – Monitor your chemotherapy/immunotherapy medications and treatments
  • Rehabilitation Therapists – Work with you to improve your strength and independence
  • Social Workers – Offer support and connect you with resources to help you manage stress and improve your overall well-being
  • Spiritual Care team – Provide emotional and spiritual support to people of all faiths

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