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 Interventional 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 Cancer Rehabilitation
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.
Learn More about Palliative 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.
Learn More about Cancer Resource Center