Services by Cancer Type
The Comprehensive Cancer Center has oncologists who specialize in specific types of cancer, including:
CCC offers consultation and treatment for the care of benign and malignant brain tumors. The multidisciplinary team includes medical, surgical, radiation oncologists, physicists and radiation therapists. Some of the latest medical advances, research and technology include: pre-irradiation chemotherapy, experimental chemotherapy with and without bone marrow/stem cell transplantation, and Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
Breast Cancer and Breast Health Program
As part of a comprehensive approach to cancer care, the Comprehensive Cancer Center features The Desert Comprehensive Breast Center, a full-service breast cancer screening and treatment facility in Palm Springs and a satellite facility in La Quinta. The Center offers low-dose screening and diagnostic mammography, breast cancer surgery, stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound, 3-D Automated Breast Ultrasound, CT scanning, 3TMRI, PET-CT, bone densitometry, and support groups for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients or patients with advanced breast cancer. Learn more about the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Health Services.
Physicians specializing in breast surgery and oncology surgery lead the multidisciplinary team that includes specialists in breast imaging, radiology, pathology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology and reconstructive surgery. The team also conducts weekly multidisciplinary pre-treatment planning conferences to discuss treatment options for patients.
The Gastrointestinal Cancer program provides care for cancer of the colon, esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, liver, pancreas and rectum. Patients are seen for consultation or ongoing cancer care. The program offers a variety of treatment options including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a full-time program for gynecologic oncology and women's cancer services. A board-certified gynecologic oncologist is available for consultation on cancer of a woman's reproductive organs including the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries. Services include screening, diagnosis, pre-treatment planning, treatment and follow-up care. Various aspects of care are provided, including, where necessary, chemotherapy, surgery and coordination of radiation therapy.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of patients with lung cancer. The team uses some of the latest medical advances and research utilizing chemotherapy, gene therapy, three dimensional radiation therapy and thoracic surgery. Patients are seen for consultation or ongoing cancer care. The program includes monthly pretreatment planning conferences for the team to present cases and discuss treatment options.
Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma
The Comprehensive Cancer Center has a hematologist/oncologist who sees patients with cancers of the blood including lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Patients are seen for consultation or ongoing cancer care. Treatment options include chemotherapy, gene therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. The oncologist who specializes in blood cancers is Elber Camacho, M.D.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a multidisciplinary team approach to the surgical and medical treatment of melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. Patients are seen for consultation or ongoing cancer care. Treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.
In 2011, the Comprehensive Cancer Center launched a multidisciplinary prostate cancer clinic that utilizes some of the latest medical advances, research and technology in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of patients with prostate cancer. Treatment options include hormonal therapy, radiation therapy (both high dose and low dose), surgery and chemotherapy. The team addresses the preservation or restoration of sexual potency, improved muscle strength and endurance for better bladder control, osteoporosis reversal and management of bone pain. Patients can be seen for consultation or ongoing cancer care.
Learn more about our Prostate Cancer Treatment Services.