Advanced Cancer Treatment and Compassionate Care
Diagnosing and treating cancer of any type can be complex. In addition to fighting the disease itself, cancer patients and their loved ones wage a battle with fear of the unknown associated with cancer's deadly reputation.
That is why St. Mary Medical Center's Cancer Care balances our exceptionally skilled practitioners, leading edge technology and advanced techniques with our unique compassionate care of body, mind, and spirit. We approach each patient's cancer challenge with confidence, knowing we have an unparalleled arsenal of standard and experimental medical, surgical and radiological treatments with which to battle this enemy. Please call: (562) 590-0345.
We Earn Your Trust
Trusting your caregiver's ability to help is perhaps the most important step in achieving a healthy prognosis. St. Mary makes that easy for you. We are accredited by the Joint Commission and the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and recently received 5 commendations.
We also have a unique formal affiliation with the UCLA School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the nation, as well as the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and other leading national research organizations.
Advanced Diagnostics Improve Success Rates
Through a combination of public awareness, regular screenings, and advanced techniques and technologies, many cancers are now accurately diagnosed in their earliest, most treatable stages.
St. Mary promotes early detection through multiple free and low-cost community screening opportunities and equips our specialists with the latest technologies.
- Digital mammography
- Filmless Ultrasound
- Diagnostic radiology
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Ultra Fast CT Scanning
Our Team Plans Your Treatment
Our treatment approach is individualized to the specific needs of each patient. Treatment plans are developed through the collaborative efforts of our multi-disciplinary team of specially trained physicians, nurses, pharmacists, radiation therapists, social workers, nutrition therapists, cancer pain management specialists and others.
Your Cancer Care team applies advanced practices using the most appropriate medications and latest technologies. Among those is radiation therapy equipment that allows the staff to precisely deliver the radiation dose and minimize impact on surrounding tissue... and much more.
- Surgery and Cryosurgery
- Radiation therapies, including seed implants
- Internal implants
Providing Patients Direct Access to Experimental Treatments
St. Mary stays on the leading edge of cancer research as a result of our close affiliation with Pacific Shores Medical Group, a primary national research site for testing promising new treatments. In conjunction with the Community UCLA Oncology Network, at any given time they offer qualified patients access to as many as 50 of the most innovative treatments through clinical trials.
Offering Support Groups and Educational Opportunities
Whether you're a patient or a loved one, cancer is a life-changing event. Learning more about the disease, getting questions answered and seeking out conversation with others experiencing similar issues and feelings really helps. That is why St. Mary offers a comprehensive array of seminars and support groups as part of its treatment plan.
A Cancer Support Group for patients and survivors is held every Tuesday, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm at 1043 Elm Avenue. For more information, please call (562) 491-9067.
St. Mary Medical Center offers transportation for cancer patients and other seriously ill community members who must come to the hospital.
Please contact us by email for more information.