Cancer Treatment for Women - Loma Linda University Medical Center

Cancer can devastate a woman's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing; however, when certain types of cancer are diagnosed early and treated comprehensively, women can overcome their condition, regain their health and continue to live enriched, vibrant lives.

Our Cancer Specialists
To provide holistic, top-of-the-line treatment for these and other cancers, the Loma Linda University Cancer Center (LLUCC) assembles custom teams of healthcare professionals tailored to each woman's individual condition and needs. These teams, which support patients and their families throughout their course of treatment, recovery and survivorship, may include:

  • Oncologists, including medical, surgical and radiation oncologists
  • Nurses
  • Pain management specialists
  • Radiologists
  • Chaplains
  • Social workers
  • Therapists

Treatments Offered
The range of cancer treatments offered at LLUCC incorporates traditional, alternative and cutting-edge treatments. A woman's specific treatment regimen will depend on:

  • Her medical history
  • The type of cancer she has
  • The severity of her condition

Based on these factors, her LLUCC treatment team will recommend any combination of a variety of traditional, alternative and complex cancer services, including:

  • Chemotherapy – the use of chemicals and pharmaceuticals to kill malignant cells
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) – the practice of heating chemotherapy solutions and then circulating them in the abdomen to treat gastrointestinal cancers
  • Proton or traditional radiation therapy – the use of photon or proton beams to destroy malignant cells
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery – surgical procedures that use robotics and other technologies to enhance precision and minimize the number and size of incisions made
  • Support groups and therapy to treat emotional effects and mental health, including individual, couple and / or family therapy
  • Education about the patient’s condition and overall health
  • Traditional surgeries such as hysterectomies
  • Organ transplantation
  • Various medications and hormone therapy

Giving women the vital medical, psychological and spiritual support they need, our extensive treatment plans are renowned for helping women endure, overcome and move on from one of the most difficult times in their lives.

To Learn More about Our Cancer Treatment Services
Call (800) 78CANCER, or visit these pages to learn more about our cancer treatment services for women:

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