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Cancer Center Services

Cancer Resource Services

At PIH Health, we want to support you in all aspects of your cancer journey. In addition to comprehensive medical care, we offer many supportive services to help you along the way.

Cancer Center & Wig Bank

The Oncology Resource Center is located within the PIH Health Whittier Hospital Infusion Center and is staffed by specially trained volunteers. You’ll find a wealth of support services and resources, including programs, educational materials, and our wig bank. Contact the Oncology Resource Center and Wig Bank office at 562.698.0811 Ext. 12820.

Photo of a PIH Health volunteer explaining resource brochures to a patient

Care Management and Social Services

If you’ve been in the hospital for treatment, our Care Management and Social Services department case managers can help you arrange for a safe and successful return home. Our social workers connect you and your family with resources to help you work with the healthcare system. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12453.

Fertility Preservation & Family Building for Cancer Survivors

Cancer and its treatment can sometimes affect a person’s ability to have children. The high cost of reproductive services can be a barrier for some cancer patients and survivors who need to undergo fertility preservation or treatment. The PIH Health cancer care team is available to help. Call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12570 or see the flyer for more information.

Home Health Services

PIH Health Home Healthcare Services provides cancer patients the care and treatment they need at home. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 65000.

Hospice Care

PIH Health Hospice offers physical, emotional, spiritual and social support to patients and their families facing terminal illness. PIH Health has two hospice locations to serve you in Whittier and Pasadena. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 65003.

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Genetic Testing

Cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling are available at PIH Health for breast and colorectal cancer. This service helps identify and counsel people at risk for family-related or hereditary cancers. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12930.

Clinical Trials

You have access to a wide range of clinical research trials, including treatments and therapies not yet widely available. Participation in clinical trials helps in developing new approaches to managing cancer. Through our relationship with the Radiation Oncology Therapy Group (RTOG) and the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), we participate in multiple cancer clinical trials, including those conducted by the University of California, Davis and UCI Medical Center, Irvine. To learn more about clinical trials, call the PIH Health Clinical Trials Office at 562.698.0811 Ext. 12930.

Nutrition Services

Our Nutrition Services department provides special medical nutrition and counseling for cancer patients when needed. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 11320. Download the Eating Well During Cancer Treatment brochure.

Oncology Nurse Navigators

The PIH Health Comprehensive Community Cancer Program recognizes how important it is to provide our patients with guidance and support throughout their journey. Our Oncology Nurse Navigators are here to share tools and resources every step of the way – from diagnosis through survivorship. Call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12570 or click here for more information.

Cancer Support Groups & Programs

PIH Health offers many cancer support groups and programs, including:

  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Journey through Cancer Support Group
  • Look Good…Feel Better program
  • Living with Loss Support Group

Call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12570 for information on meeting dates, times and locations, or check our online calendar for classes, events and support groups. Download the Eating Well During Cancer Treatment brochure.

Survivorship Program

For cancer patients completing treatment, PIH Health provides a comprehensive care summary and a follow-up plan. We also offer services to help patients return to a normal lifestyle. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12570.

Rehabilitation Services

PIH Health offers a wide range of rehabilitation services to meet your specific needs and help you return to daily functioning following cancer treatment. Learn more about rehab services like lymphedema treatment and speech therapy.

Complementary Medicine

Complementary treatments like yoga and meditation can help you deal with common side effects of cancer treatment, such as stress, anxiety, pain, nausea and fatigue. Learn more about complementary medicine services at PIH Health.

Transportation Assistance

If you need help with transportation and live within 10 miles of the Cancer Center, PIH Health can help. Licensed, trained drivers can provide transportation in a van with wheelchair accessibility upon request. Ask about transportation help during your visit to the Cancer Center.

Mariposa Boutique - Breast Cancer Support Services

The Mariposa Boutique at the Breast Health Center specializes in products and services for breast cancer patients, including custom prostheses, special clothing, wigs and other items to help you look and feel your best.

Contact Us

Let us help you in your cancer journey. Contact the Cancer Center at 562.698.0811 Ext. 12570 for more information about cancer support services.