Cancer Center

Cancer Care Close to Home

Mission Hospital specializes in the treatment, care and prevention of cancer

Our specialized care team is here to support you on your care journey -- from initial diagnosis and treatment to remission. Cancer specialists, physicians, radiation therapists, a physicist, and specialized registered nurses, make up our skilled, multidisciplinary team who focuses on treating the whole person—body, mind, and spirit.

Mission Hospital recently announced the ground breaking of a new, comprehesive cancer center scheduled to open in 2019. The new center will allow Mission Hospital to expand its current cancer program to continue to enhance it's offering in the area of cancer care to our local community in South Orange County. The Mission Hospital cancer center will have a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, much like we do today, based on the clinical research and evidence based practice, personalized to each patient’s specific tumor and type of cancer. Services provided at the new cancer institute include radiation oncology, imaging, medical oncology (infusion), nurse navigation, genomic counseling, clinical trials, psycho-social services, clinical pharmacy and laboratory facilities and more. Learn more about the future plans for our cancer center.

What Sets Our Current Cancer Program Apart

Mission Hospital has proudly received the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons for demonstrating our commitment to meeting CoC's rigorous standards and improving the quality of care for patients with cancer. When you choose to come to Mission Hospital cancer center, you can also rest assured you are receiving quality, compassionate care. We have received the Outstanding Achievement Award, which is the highest honor available to non-academic hospital cancer programs.

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. With our advanced services, certified and highly trained staff, and state-of-the-art therapies, we are able to meet the needs of oncology patients and their families at Mission Cancer Center in Mission Viejo.

Genetic Testing

Genetic testing looks for specific mutations in a person's chromosomes. The mutation may be harmful as well as may increase the chance of a person developing cancer in a person's chromosomes, genes or proteins. Mutations that are harmful may increase a person's chance, or risk, of developing a disease such as cancer which is why we offer genetic testing at Mission Hospital.

Cancer Rehabilitation

In addition to our impressive services, certified staff, and technologies, our staff is trained in the latest oncology rehab care. Moreover, it includes the implementation of research based protocols that have been proven to assist and help cancer survivors enjoy a more optimal healing process.This means:

  • We are committed to offering complete care that is covered by health insurance
  • We are focused on helping our cancer patients reach peak recovery
  • We help any survivor in need, whether at the start, middle, end, or post treatment
  • We are medical experts at the top of our fields in a variety of disciplines
  • We make sure to always look at the big picture of your health
  • We create personalized rehab plans for patients that include an interdisciplinary approach

You can rest easy knowing you will receive quality and reliable medical guidance, encouragement, support, and training every step of the survivorship program when you come to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo or Laguna Beach.

Collaborative approach to cancer care

Mission Hospital collaborative approach to cancer care through the the Mission Hospital Cancer Conference—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, uniquely addressing your specific circumstances. The conference empowers doctors to provide optimal treatment recommendations and allows patients to experience more personalized care.

Lymphedema Program

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

If you have questions on any of our cancer-related programs, please call us any time at (949) 364-1400.