Cancer Treatment: New Technology Means Greater Choice
Advances in early diagnosis and cancer treatments help ensure more positive outcomes for patients diagnosed with different types of cancer. At Dignity Health, our specially trained doctors provide comprehensive cancer treatment services for our patients.
We use advanced treatment and surgical techniques, including:
Infusion services include chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological therapy. Biological therapy is a sub-section of chemotherapy. These are biologically engineered drugs aimed specifically at the cancer. Some include drugs aimed at the cancer gene, while others inhibit nutrients required by the cancer cell. This area of cancer treatment has had tremendous growth in the past few years. Learn More
Advanced Surgical Options
Surgery is often a treatment used to cure or treat symptoms of the disease by removing all or part of the cancer. Oftentimes, surgery is the best chance to cure cancer. This is especially the case with early stage cancers that have not spread to other tissues or parts of the body. Learn More
Depending upon diagnosis, the type and size of the cancer, radiation therapy may be used before or after surgery, or in combination with chemotherapy. Side effects will vary based on the part of the body receiving radiation. Most side effects are temporary and patients can work and remain active throughout radiation cancer treatments. Learn More
At Dignity Health Cancer Institute, our trusted palliative cancer care focuses on the physical and emotional needs of people with cancer. Our goal is to improve quality of life and provide pain relief and other comfort measures for people undergoing cancer treatment, recovering from cancer or its treatment, or facing a terminal cancer diagnosis. Learn More
For assistance with a referral to a Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento physician, call (888) 800-7688.