At Torrance Memorial our comprehensive approach to cancer is tailored to
the needs of each patient. With physicians specializing in specific cancer
treatments using advanced equipment and technologies, patients and their
families can trust that safe sophisticated care will be delivered with
expertise, compassion and personal attention.
Each member of your cancer care team has an important role in the success
of your personal treatment plan. That success is enhanced with careful
planning and collaboration between all members of your treatment team.
At the Cancer Institute weekly Tumor Board, individual cases are presented,
along with the latest research findings and published medical literature
to identify the most advanced and effective treatment options available.
Tumor Board is attended by representatives of the multidisciplinary oncology
team including surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists,
radiation oncologists, primary care physicans, and other oncology specialists.
For detailed information about specific treatment options at Torrance Memorial,
please visit the following pages:
7 West Lundquist Tower/Lemkin Pavilion
Most cancer patients who need to stay overnight in the hospital are admitted
to 7 West Lundquist Tower
/Lemkin Pavilion. 7 West LT is a dedicated inpatient oncology and palliative care unit
with staff specifically trained to meet the needs of cancer patients and
those with symptoms related to advanced disease. 7 West LT is staffed
with certified oncology nurses and a support team trained to control cancer
symptoms and facilitate recovery. Social workers are available to assist
with psychosocial issues commonly experienced by patients and their loved
ones. In addition, the nurses have successfully completed the
Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course and have demonstrated expert competency in administering these medications
as well as managing treatment side effects. The members of your care team
provide the care needed to speed your recovery and provide the teaching
you and your family will need to take you safely home as soon as possible.
4 East and Specialty Center
4 East, located on the 4th floor of the Central Hospital building, and
the Torrance Memorial Specialty Center at 2841 Lomita Blvd are the outpatient
chemotherapy units at Torrance Memorial. 4 East and the Specialty Center
Infusion Center provide South Bay patients with intravenous chemotherapy
and biotherapy, as well as other infusions such as blood transfusions,
IV antibiotics, and other supportive medications. Like the nurses on 7
West Lundquist Tower, 4 East and the Specialty Center Infusion Center
are staffed by nurses who have successfully completed the
Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course and have demonstrated expert competency in administering these medications
as well as managing treatment side effects.
Complete care includes regaining function and ability lost during illness
or treatment. Learn more about Torrance Memorial
Oncology Rehabilitation Program that can help with recovery from cancer treatment, lymphedema management,
and resuming normal activities.