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Comprehensive Oncology Services

Call 530.668.2600 to schedule an appointment.


Cancer Care

At Dignity Health Medical Foundation—Woodland, our patients have access to advanced medical care right in their own backyard, so they can focus on healing.


Schedule an Appointment: (530) 668-2600

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, we’re here to help. Call us at (530) 668-2600 and let one of our care coordinators schedule an appointment with a cancer care specialist.

Cancers We Treat

Our oncologists collaborate with experts in all other departments to determine the most appropriate treatment option for your individual needs and to deliver seamlessly coordinated care. Our oncologists have experience treating many types of cancer including but not limited to:

  • Blood cancers
  • Bone cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer

Fighting Cancer with Color

Nutrition plays an important role in keeping you healthy, boosting your immune system and reducing your risk of developing cancer.

Cancer Care Services

Hematology/medical oncology—the use of medicines to treat cancer—has seen great advancements in recent years and offers a variety of new, precise and personalized treatments. Often used in conjunction with other therapies, such as radiation oncology, medical oncology is a valuable tool in helping your chances for a successful outcome.

The term chemotherapy is used to describe medications that shrink or destroy cancerous tissue, prevent its return after surgery or relieve symptoms caused by the cancer. Depending on the cancer type, chemotherapy may be given by injection, IV or pill. Patients receive chemotherapy weekly or monthly, depending on the type of medication and the type of cancer. We sometimes combine chemotherapy with radiation therapy or follow-up surgery.

A subtype of chemotherapy is hormone therapy. Some hormones stimulate cancer cells to grow. Hormonal therapies may work to decrease the amount of hormone produced by the body or they may block the action of the hormones on cancer cells. Several types of cancer can be treated with hormone therapy including prostate cancer, breast cancer and endometrial cancer. We may combine this type of cancer treatment with others to deliver the best possible outcome.

Biological therapy is another subtype of chemotherapy that has seen tremendous growth in recent years. It refers to drugs biologically engineered to target a certain cancer. Some biological therapies use vaccines or bacteria to stimulate the body’s immune system to act against cancer cells. Others, such as antibodies or segments of genetic material target the cancer cells directly. Still others inhibit nutrients required by the cancer cell.

Radiation therapy works to damage the DNA of cancer cells and cause them to die or reproduce more slowly. An important goal of radiation oncology is to specifically target cancer cells and spare healthy tissue. To do that, radiation oncologists use a range of medical imaging technologies including X-ray, MRI, CT and PET to precisely locate cancer sites. They then deploy radiation therapies to destroy even very small tumors with unprecedented accuracy.

While we all face some risk for cancer, patients with a family history of cancer may have genes that put them at greater risk. Genetic counseling is a technology that can provide strategies for prevention and early detection. In cases when cancer is already diagnosed, genetic testing can lead to more effective treatment. The Woodland Cancer Center genetic counseling team works hand-in-hand with our oncologists to ensure patients receive the most targeted, precise treatment available.

At Woodland Cancer Center, our team of comprehensive specialists include highly trained infusion therapists. These professionals work closely with each patient’s team of care providers to ensure they receive effective and efficient treatment in a comfortable setting.

Support Groups

Everyone needs help to get through a difficult loss or illness. We are here for you and your family. Support groups can provide a safe, confidential place where you can share your concerns and learn new coping skills from others facing similar challenges.

Nurse Navigators

Nothing turns your life upside down like a cancer diagnosis. You may feel overwhelmed by the journey ahead of you, involving many specialists and procedures. This is where our nurse navigators come in, guiding you through the process and supporting you every step of the way. Dignity Health’s Nurse Navigation program is the only one of its kind in the Greater Sacramento area.

Our Locations

Woodland Cancer Center - Surgery
1321 Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA  95695
(530) 668-2600


Woodland Cancer Center - Oncology 
515 Fairchild Court
Woodland, CA  95695
(530) 668-2600

Meet Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of oncology providers are part of the Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento, with access to a number of regional resources.