Your Cancer Center Support Team
We are leading the way in providing comprehensive diagnostic, treatment
and support services to our patients and their families.
Your support team includes some of the nation’s premier specialists,
many of whom are on the faculty of such National Cancer Institute-designated
facilities as City of Hope; University of California, Los Angeles; and
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital.
For more information, please contact (626) 397-2524.
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Your multidisciplinary support team includes:
Surgeons with expertise in cancer surgeries.
Radiologists with superlative skills in the application of radiologic technology for
cancer screening and diagnosis. Our radiologists are also experts in the
diagnostic use of PET scans, which indicate cancer-related cellular changes
before they are visible with CTs or MRIs.
Medical Oncologists expert in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Radiation Oncologists, trained physicians who oversee the treatment of cancer patients at the
Center, using the latest radiation therapy techniques, including linear-accelerator
radiation and intensity-modulated radiation.
Pathologists with extensive training and experience in the analysis of body tissue
to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of cancer - and to help identify any
special considerations that may influence treatment decisions. Several
of our pathologists received their training at the renowned Mayo Clinic
and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. All biopsy results are analyzed
by at least two pathologists at the Center, ensuring the very highest
degree of accuracy.
Dietitians with far-reaching knowledge of the nutritional needs of cancer patients
- including special considerations during radiation or chemotherapy treatment.
These professionals consult regularly with our medical team to ensure
patients' needs are met.
Oncology Social Workers, who understand the emotional and psychosocial pressures faced by cancer
patients, and who are available to assist with a comprehensive range of
referrals and support services.
RN Nurse Navigator, a registered nurse who is responsible for streamlining and coordinating
the entire, often-complex diagnosis, treatment and follow-up process for
cancer patients. This may include advocacy with insurance companies, assistance
with scheduling, and much more. For patients who require hospital admission,
inpatient care coordinators are also available to assist with discharge
and post-hospitalization services. The care-coordination program at Huntington
Cancer Center is unique in our region and provides significant benefits
and peace of mind to our patients and their families.
Symptom-Management Care Coordinator who assists patients experiencing cancer-related side effects or pain.
This registered nurse helps assess the patient's need for symptom-management
services, works with each patient's physician to ensure that appropriate
pain management is provided, and coordinates appropriate complementary
Oncology Research Coordinators who, with our physicians and patient-care coordinator, assess patients'
eligibility for participation in available clinical trials. Our research
coordinators are also responsible for ensuring proper documentation and
patient follow-up regarding the trials available at the Center - and for
referring patients as appropriate to other clinical trials around the
United States and Canada.
Nursing Staff specially prepared to provide both inpatient and outpatient care to cancer
patients in the area of radiation oncology, nurses help assess patients'
needs and work closely with physicians to provide exceptional cancer care.
Our inpatient oncology nurses are all expert in the administration of
chemotherapy, and are rigorously trained in all other aspects of cancer care.
Pharmacists, who collaborate extensively with our physicians to design appropriate
drug therapies for patients.
Appearance Center with a licensed cosmetologist, who assists patients with make-up application,
human-hair prostheses, wigs and more, in order that they may look their
best during and after treatment.