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Cancer Treatment


Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento offers a comprehensive range of cancer treatments and therapy options. As part of our commitment to provide superior patient care, we have invested in new technologies that greatly enhance our ability to detect, diagnose and treat cancer.

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:

Medical Oncology

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

Specialized Surgical Treatment Options

Radiation Oncology

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

Palliative Care

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 1.888.800.7688. To request additional information from someone at the Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento, e-mail us  today.

Treating Patients Mind, Body and Spirit

Our commitment to treating the whole patient means providing nurturing support throughout the entire process. Our complementary services play a valuable role in Dignity Health's holistic approach.

Learn more about our classes and support groups.