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:

Cancer Surgery

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.

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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.

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Radiation Therapy

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 technology.

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Interventional Radiology

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.

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Post-Treatment Recovery

Our Torrance Memorial Cancer Rehabilitation Program provides an assessment of and rehabilitation for physical problems, such as lymphedema, that result from cancer therapies.

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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 treatments.

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Pain Management

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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Supportive Care

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.

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Palliative Care

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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Hospice Care

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.

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