Cancer Services

Whether it’s state-of-the-art diagnostics or a nurse sitting with a patient long after visitors have left for the evening, Providence Health & Services, Southern California, is dedicated to providing the latest in cancer treatment with a comforting hand.

Providence medical centers believe in taking a team approach to cancer treatment, aware that new sets of eyes that come with expert-to-expert collaboration can bring new ideas for care for each and every patient. The philosophy of care is holistic, to treat the mind, body and spirit and to team with family members to ensure the best. Providence believes in empowering patients to be partners in their healing.

Our hospitals offer different levels of care including the latest technology, integrative therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, herbs and meditation to complement traditional therapies and participation in clinical trials to provide patients with new opportunities as research results in groundbreaking discoveries. Providence offers quality and compassionate care, close to home.

A new partnership with City of Hope, the nationally renowned cancer treatment hospital in Duarte, embodies these Providence goals and is certain to enhance the care we provide. Our physicians are teaming, studying City of Hope protocols and reviewing clinical trials and other options that will be available under this new partnership to patients at our Southern California hospitals.

Our goal is to continue treating patients in the communities we serve, while providing the advanced levels of cancer care for patients with the most serious cases. Working in partnership with other experts is what Providence does to make sure our patients receive the latest treatments along with our standards for quality and compassionate care.

Our Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank has raised the bar for cancer care as the first comprehensive cancer center serving the San Fernando Valley and surrounding communities. We have invested in the latest technology for treatment as well as comfort. Our radiation equipment is designed to be precise in treating tumors, limiting damage to healthy surrounding tissues. The center itself includes a library filled with information for patients and their families to review, an appearance center to help patients manage the outward side effects that come with cancer such as hair loss and dry skin or the need for prosthetics.

New to Providence is Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and its famed John Wayne Cancer Institute, providing excellent cancer care to the Westside communities. JWCI is a cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding and curing of through innovative clinical and laboratory research and the education of the next generation of surgical oncologists and scientists.

All of our Southern California hospitals offer cancer care, with oncologists, surgeons and other clinicians working together to provide top quality care. Robotics-assisted surgeries are available, and found to be particularly effective for prostate and gynecologic surgeries.

And we are relentless in urging patients to do what they can to prevent cancer or to stop it in its tracks. Digital mammography is available at all our campuses to detect breast cancer. And our affiliated physicians also provide cancer screenings. 

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