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Mission Cancer Center

Mission Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center and received the Outstanding Achievement Award which is the highest honor available to non-academic hospital cancer programs. The center is also a satellite research center for City of Hope.

Our radiation therapy department has a state-of-the-art linear accelerator and treatment planning computers. Mission Cancer Center also provides a Diagnostic MRI treatment that can detect tumors in areas not routinely found in biopsy or other examination procedures. This MRI has proven to be a highly effective tool in diagnosing, and treating, prostate cancer. Offering these advanced services, certified and highly trained staff, and state-of-the-art therapies allows us to meet the needs of oncology patients and their families.

This is a place where patients can feel confident and comfortable. Being treated by south Orange County’s most experienced cancer specialists guarantees the highest level of care. Our team of affiliated surgeons and plastic surgeons are board-certified in their specialty, and more than 80 percent of our oncology staff is recognized as Oncology Certified Nurses (OCN) by the Oncology Nursing Society. This staff, including affiliated physicians, a physicist, radiation therapists and specialized registered nurses, are a skilled, multidisciplinary team focused on treating the whole person - body, mind and spirit.

Planning Conference

Mission Hospital Cancer Conference -- The only program of its kind in Orange County -- encourages patient participation and examination in the treatment planning process. This enables a highly trained multidisciplinary team to develop a complete picture of you as an individual and your specific circumstances. The conference empowers doctors to provide optimal treatment recommendations.

Lymphedema Program

The Lymphedema Program provides education, preventive strategies and therapy for breast cancer patients. The program begins immediately following surgery with preventive exercise instruction that helps decrease the risk of developing lymphedema. When treatment is required, our certified therapists create a comprehensive exercise and occupational therapy program to meet individual needs.