Comprehensive Cancer Care
Highly Sophisticated, Holistic Cancer Treatments in Southern California
Cancer Services: 626-574-3581
When it comes to cancer, simply treating the disease is not enough. The
stress this condition can cause the patient and their families should
also be addressed by your cancer care provider. Methodist Hospital of
Southern California is a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program and accredited
by the Commission on Cancer. Methodist Hospital is committed to treating
the whole person, tending not only to the patient's physical needs,
but also their emotional, social, and spiritual concerns. We offer some
of the most advanced cancer diagnostics, treatments, and personalized
- Annual cancer screenings
- A state-of-the-art 320-slice CT scanner that produces 4D images of body organs
- Comprehensive treatment that includes chemotherapy, surgery, pain management,
and support groups for patients and families
- Digital mammography for breast screening
- Low dose CT scans for lung cancer screenings
High-Quality Care in a Comforting Environment
During their hospital stay, our cancer patients receive chemotherapy and
assistance managing the side effects of their condition and treatments.
The facility is well furnished and designed for comfort so patients can
have an easier time relaxing and maintaining a positive outlook. Treatment
is facilitated by a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, oncologists,
nurses, dieticians, social workers, discharge planners, and pastoral care
We offer a number of specialty cancer services, including:
The Institute for Surgical Specialties - Our surgical specialists offer world-class care, including the diagnosis
and treatment for all types of colorectal cancer.
GYN Oncology Institute
– Gynecologic cancers, or cancer of the reproductive organs, are some of
the most prevalent forms of cancer. This facility is staffed by GYN oncology
experts who offer state of the art, highly effective treatment, and outstanding
Digital Mammography Screenings – The hospital offers 2D digital mammography imaging with excellent resolution,
contrast, and clarity in half the time of conventional analog imaging
in a comforting, compassionate environment. Our mammography equipment
features sophisticated ergonomic features specifically developed to assure
the comfort and the well-being of the patient.
Lung Screening Program – Methodist Hospital offers a low-dose CT scan that is quick, easy, and
painless with minimal exposure to radiation. Lung cancer is the leading
cause of cancer death worldwide. A yearly screening with low-dose CT has
been shown to save lives by finding lung cancer earlier when it’s
easier to treat.
Lymphedema Care – Lymphedema is the swelling that can happen in your arms or legs after
damage occurs to your lymph nodes or when your lymph nodes are removed
as part of cancer treatment. While there is no cure for this ailment,
lymphedema can be treated best with early diagnosis and focused care on
the arm or leg affected. For more information, call 626-574-3630.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – Pelvic floor rehabilitation is designed to improve the strength and function
of the muscles that support your bladder, urethra, and organs within the
pelvis. Our team of physical therapists provides a precise program for
muscle reconditioning by using the principles of physical therapy, including
pelvic muscle exercise and electrical stimulation of the muscles. For
more information, call 626-574-3630.
Positive Appearance Center - This center provides free personal consultations in a private setting
to help you manage changes that come during various stages of cancer and
its treatment. This includes free wig consultations with more than 300
donated, high quality wigs to choose from, as well as consultations for
skin care and makeup application. For more information, call 626-574-3581.
Stepping Forward- Surviving cancer comes with its own set of challenges. Stepping Forward
is a support group intended to help participants recover physically and
emotionally after their cancer treatment. For more information, call 626-574-3630.
Cancer Resource Center - One of the challenging aspects of cancer care is sorting out the overwhelming
amount of information out there about the disease and its treatment. The
Cancer Resource Center is a support facility where you can ask knowledgeable
cancer professionals all of your questions about the disease. You can
visit us in person or call us whenever you need a question answered. The
center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on
Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information on our cancer services
please call 626-574-3581.