When you choose to have cancer treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center,
you can feel confident that your care is in the hands of true experts.
During every phase of your own personalized treatment plan, designed to
provide you with the best odds of a positive outcome, our community of
expert physicians, nurses and staff is available to answer questions,
offer guidance and do everything we can to make your experience as comfortable
as it can be.
Teamwork is the heart of our cancer care program at Torrance Memorial;
coordination of care is essential to the success of your cancer treatment.
At our weekly Tumor Board meetings, our physicians come together to review
individual cancer patient cases, discuss various treatment options and
also to examine the latest research findings pertinent to the cases being
presented. This meeting includes specialists from surgery, pathology,
radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, medical oncology, pulmonology,
and urology. Oncology nurse navigators, other members of the oncology
team, and the patient’s primary care and treating physicians typically
attend Tumor Board. Together the group arrives at a recommended course
of action for each patient’s treatment.
We offer the full array of cancer treatment services, including:
For many types of cancer, surgery offers the best and most immediate opportunity
for a cure and full recovery. At Torrance Memorial’s Hunt Cancer
Institute, our highly trained and skilled surgeons use leading technology
to provide optimal care.
Learn More about Cancer Surgery
Modern cancer treatment may include both chemotherapy and biotherapy to
destroy, stop and/or slow the growth of cancer cells in your body. Torrance
Memorial’s Hunt Cancer Institute is here to fulfill all needs related
to chemotherapy for patients undergoing treatment for cancer.
Learn More about Chemotherapy
Radiation therapy is an important and powerful tool for treating many types
of cancer. At Torrance Memorial Medical Center our radiation oncology
department provides compassionate, individualized treatment using state-of-the-art
Learn More about Radiation Therapy
At Torrance Memorial we’re proud to be one of only a few cancer institutes
in the entire state of California to offer sophisticated interventional
radiology procedures for cancer diagnostics.
Learn More about Intervnetional Radiology for Cancer
Our Torrance Memorial Cancer Rehabilitation Program provides an assessment
of and rehabilitation for physical problems, such as lymphedema, that
result from cancer therapies.
Learn More about Post-Treatment Recovery
Home Health Care
Home is where many patients want and need to be. We offer home health care
for our patients who require skilled intermittent care. Services include
individualized training for you and family members to ensure your treatment
is properly administered, along with coordination for other supports and
Learn More about Home Health Care
Also called palliative care, our pain management program is focused on
treating symptoms of your illness (such as pain or shortness of breath)
and easing the side effects of treatment (such as fatigue or nausea) to
ensure an optimal quality of life.
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Our Cancer Resource Center offers a menu of programs and services to help
you find the information and support you need to cope with a cancer diagnosis
– your own or that of someone you care about.
Learn More about Cancer Resource Center
Torrance Memorial Medical Center offers palliative care programs to improve
quality of life and decrease suffering for patients with serious, chronic
or life-threatening illness.
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Our hospice team coordinates needed services to enable our patients to
live in comfort at home. Hospice encourages and promotes the participation
of the patient and family in establishing their plan of care, emphasizing
individual goals and priorities, along with comfort measures to provide
the best possible quality of life.
Learn More about Hospice Care