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Cancer Care

As a leading provider of cancer care regionally, AHMC Seton Medical Center offers technologically advanced screening and diagnostic tools, a robust portfolio of treatment capabilities, and a cancer care team dedicated to individualized care and support of patients and their families. Care is provided in patient-centered facilities located on the hospital campus, including the nationally accredited Cancer Care program, which includes a warm and comfortable setting for patients and their families.

Accredited by the American College of Surgeons (, Seton's Cancer Care program provides advanced screening, diagnosis and treatment services to patients in the comfort and convenience of their own community.

Expert physicians and staff work as a multidisciplinary team, using state-of-the-art technology in conjunction with individualized treatment plans to provide the best possible outcomes for patients with many different types of cancer.

For patients requiring radiation therapy, the Cancer Care Center at AHMC Seton Medical Center houses two state-of-the-art linear accelerators, which employ sophisticated 3D treatment planning software and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to deliver precise radiation doses and effectively destroy tumor cells while preserving surrounding tissue.

As part of accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Seton physicians participate in weekly tumor boards with other medical, surgical and radiation oncologists. For more information about accreditation, please visit the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer at .

Additional services offered in the Cancer Care Center at AHMC Seton Medical Center include:

Clinical nutrition counseling
Physical and occupational therapy
Pain management
Educational programs
Psychological counseling
Social services
Transportation assistance
Surgical Services

Free parking is available at the main entrance to the hospital and additional free parking is available near the entrance to the Cancer Care Center.

Case Studies - The Cancer Committee performs quality studies each year.

Oncology Unit - AHMC Seton Medical Center - Ninth Floor - Phone: (650) 991-6454

AHMC Seton Medical Center has a dedicated, 26 bed inpatient Oncology Unit that is staffed by chemotherapy-certified nurses who are focused on meeting the unique needs of cancer patients and their families.

Visit the Physician Search for board-certified physicians at AHMC Seton Medical Center who focus on cancer care.

For related information, refer to:

Gastroenterology Services
Imaging and Laboratory Services
Support Groups

Surgical Services - First Floor - Phone: (650) 991-6511

Surgery is often a step in cancer therapy. Seton has experienced surgeons who provide care for a diverse range of cancer diagnoses. For prostate and gynecologic tumors, for example, surgeons may choose to perform minimally invasive procedures that enhance healing time and reduce the impact on surrounding tissue. Stereotatic technology with computer navigation and CUSA ultrasonic tissue ablation are also available.
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