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Cancer care | Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Personalized cancer care focused on you

Dignity Health Medical Foundation oncologists provide comprehensive care for our patients with a cancer diagnosis. Your medical oncologist leads a multidisciplinary care team, which may include surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses, and social workers; working together to tailor a care plan designed for your unique needs, using the most innovative treatment options.

We understand how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be. Our team is focused on what matters to each individual on this journey, from support during treatment to life after. We want each of our patients to feel safe and heard throughout their treatment journey.

Cancer care near you

With locations across California, Dignity Health Medical Foundation is just around the corner. Schedule an appointment with an oncologist today.

Cancer treatment options

Oncology locations in California

Frequently asked questions

Oncology is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating cancer.

During your first visit, you and your oncologist will discuss your test results, family medical history and view any scans or images related to your diagnosis. During this visit, we want to make sure our patients feel heard and are comfortable asking any and all questions. Our doctors will work hard to answer any questions you have concerning your diagnosis and to tailor a treatment plan designed specifically for you.

An oncologist specializes in cancer, whereas a hematologist focuses on blood and blood diseases. Hematologists and oncologists are often grouped together because many hematologists study oncology so they can treat a broader range of blood-related illnesses, including cancer.

Oncology social workers are licensed counselors who support cancer patients. In addition to providing emotional support, oncology social workers can provide practical resources for understanding diagnoses and financial assistance.

The most common cancer treatments are chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. The type of treatment you receive will depend on the type of oncologist treating you.

There are three main types of oncology, based on the treatment used in that area. Medical oncologists use treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy, radiation oncologists treat cancer with radiation therapy, and surgical oncologists use surgery to remove tumors and the surrounding tissue.

The treatment option that best suits your diagnosis will determine which type of oncologist you should see. Speak with your primary care physician about an oncology referral.

If you have concerns about changes in your health, schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. If they think cancer is a possibility, they will refer you to an oncologist.

You can find an oncologist on our website and call the phone number listed to check availability and schedule an appointment.

Costs vary based on your insurance coverage and the services you are receiving. You can find an oncologists by clicking here and callĀ for more information on costs and insurance.

Find an oncologist

With clinics throughout California, a Dignity Health Medical Foundation oncologist is nearby and ready to assist you on your wellness journey.