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Women and Cancer


We recognize that women have unique health care needs, especially when it comes to the detection and treatment of cancer. That’s why Bakersfield Memorial delivers quality care related to cancer detection, education, treatment, and follow-up as well as access to essential supportive services.

Our hospital offers diagnostic technology and state-of-the-art surgical suites so if you’re diagnosed with cancer, we can treat it quickly. Our partnership with the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center provides the latest radiation and chemotherapy options.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the U.S. today, and all women are at risk. Ninety percent of breast cancers occur in women with no family history of the disease. Even though there is no certain way to prevent breast cancer, you can still protect your health by managing risk factors and establishing an early detection program. Early breast cancer is often detected by a mammogram before any symptoms are present. Learn more about mammography at Mercy Hospital Southwest.

Gynecologic Cancers

This year, more than 78,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed, and more than 28,000 will die from a gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancers are the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells originating in the female reproductive organs. The most common are cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer. Should you be diagnosed, we’ll take care of you. A Patient Navigator will be with you throughout your journey, helping you through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Learn More About Women’s Cancer At Memorial Hospital

To find a doctor, please call 661.324.7070 or use our Find a Doctor search tool.