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 groundbreaking of a new, comprehensive
cancer center scheduled to open in 2019. The new Judi and Bill Leonard
Institute for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Wellness at Mission Hospital
will allow us 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 Leonard Cancer Institute 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 the Leonard Cancer Institute.
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. The Leonard Cancer Institute 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
and highly trained staff, and
state-of-the-art therapies, we are able to meet the needs of oncology patients and their families
at the Leonard Cancer Institute.
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.
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.
- 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 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.
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.