Complete Cancer Care, Specialized Cancer Programs
Here at the Hunt Cancer Institute at Torrance Memorial Medical Center,
our community of cancer experts provides expert care and compassionate
support through the entire journey of cancer treatment and beyond. From
screening through diagnosis and treatment and on into survivorship, we
are fully dedicated to the principle of complete care for people with
cancer and their loved ones.
Our dedicated oncology staff includes physicians, nurses and other professionals
who’ve decided to focus their careers on caring for patients with
cancer. We provide expert care, including the full range of cancer treatments.
Many of our physician experts have sub-specialty experience, with additional
training and years devoted to caring for patients with particular types
Specialized cancer care programs offered at the Hunt Cancer Institute include:
There are two categories of brain cancer: Primary brain cancer begins in
the brain, while metastatic brain cancer describes cancer that started
elsewhere and has spread to the brain. Our oncology team provides skilled
care for both types of brain cancer.
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among American women. We provide
high-quality, compassionate care for the full spectrum of breast health,
including mammography, and diagnosis, treatment and survivorship programs
for breast cancer.
When discovered early, colorectal cancer is highly curable. We offer sophisticated,
compassionate, and comprehensive care to patients with colorectal cancer,
including preventive screening services.
Esophageal cancer is on the rise; it affects three times as many men as
women. Here at Torrance Memorial, we offer expert diagnosis and treatment
for esophageal and all types of gastrointestinal cancer, from screening
through testing, treatment and afterward.
Cancers that can affect a woman’s reproductive system are uterine
cancer (sometimes called endometrial cancer), cervical cancer, ovarian
cancer and vaginal or vulvar cancer. From diagnosis through treatment
and into survivorship, we provide comprehensive treatment, including minimally
invasive surgery, for all gyn cancers.
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Blood cancers, including lymphoma and leukemia, typically begin in the
bone marrow, where blood is produced, and affect the production and function
of blood cells. We provide specialized care for lymphoma and leukemia,
including diagnosis and comprehensive treatment.
Liver and Pancreatic Cancer
Cancers of the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts are complex and frequently
require combinations of medical, surgical, and radiation specialists.
Our team discusses each case to create an individualized treatment plan
based on the most current knowledge. We offer the full array of testing
Lung cancer is responsible for more deaths in our country than any other
form of cancer. We provide expert treatment for lung cancer, with a multidisciplinary
team of experts dedicated to delivering the highest quality, personalized
treatment to lung cancer patients.
For men, prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer. We are
committed to delivering prompt diagnosis and optimal treatment, tailored
to individual needs, as well as providing practical and emotional support
to men with prostate cancer and their families.
Sarcoma describes cancer that begins in the bones or soft tissue of the
body, including the cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, fibrous tissue,
or other connective or supportive tissue. Torrance Memorial’s Hunt
Cancer Institute provides skilled treatment for all types of sarcomas.
Thyroid and Endocrine Cancer
Thyroid cancer is among the most treatable forms of cancer. We diagnose
and treat all forms of thyroid cancer and endocrine cancer, offering personalized
treatment and support, including survivorship.