Oncologists in Los Angeles, CA
A cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming event. Cancer Care at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center is staffed with highly skilled specialists ready to help you and your family navigate this challenging experience.
To find a specialist, talk with someone about symptoms or learn more about our services, contact a member of the Consult-A-Nurse® team at (818) 676-4321.
Choose West Hills Hospital for your cancer treatment
West Hills Hospital offers the newest advances and latest technology in cancer care. Our specialists are board-certified in their field and have been trained at premier institutions.
From image-guided needle biopsies to laparoscopic approaches to traditional surgeries, our doctors bring the skills of those institutions right here to the program at West Hills Hospital.
Oncology conditions we treat
Cancer conditions vary by which area of the body is affected. Treatment also varies based on the cancer's current stage. Common conditions we treat include:
- Blood cancers
- Colorectal (colon) cancer
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Gynecologic cancers
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Cancer treatment services
We offer diagnostic testing and treatments for most cancers. Ultimately, your care plan will depend on the type and stage of your condition. Our oncologists will work with you and your doctor to help you understand your cancer, your treatments and your options for support resources.
Our screening and treatment services include:
- External radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Internal radiation therapy
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Stereotactic core breast biopsies
- Targeted therapy
- Tumor surgery
- Ultrasound-guided core biopsies
- Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration
Breast cancer specialty
Breast care begins with screening then moves to advanced treatment if testing indicates problems. Our breast health approach includes:
Breast screenings provide early cancer detection. Screening services that help with early detection include genetic counseling, R2 computer-assisted detection, mammograms and ultrasound. Screening procedures help oncologists make accurate diagnoses and help determine the best treatment options for each patient.
Treatment for breast cancer may involve chemotherapy, lumpectomies, mastectomies or a combination, depending on your cancer type and stage. Our oncologists will work with you to help choose the best treatment, depending on your needs.
Reconstructive surgery and rehab services
In addition to burn care, our cosmetic surgery team also cares for cancer patients, offering services such as skin grafts, flaps and reconstructions. Our team's goal is always to return patients to normal as soon as possible.
You may need to develop new nutritional habits, improve mobility or relearn skills for daily tasks after completing your cancer treatment. As such, the physical therapy and rehabilitation services team at our medical fitness center will work with you to help reach maximum flexibility and mobility.
Your cancer care team
Our oncology panel draws from the many medical specialties at West Hills Hospital. Each if our panel physicians have committed to the following:
- Seeing cancer program referrals within two business days of the request
- Attending regular meetings with other panel specialists to present their own patients for panel feedback, as well as offering patient treatment recommendations to others
- Maintaining an office within two miles of the West Hills Hospital campus
Oncology treatments generally fall under four types of specialists:
Interventional oncologists use image-guided technology to see inside the body to complete advanced diagnostics or to deliver treatment. These minimally invasive, image-guided procedures are employed in conjunction with the latest technology to treat cancer while minimizing possible damage to other organs.
Medical oncologists use non-surgical techniques to treat cancer. Patients usually view medical oncologists as their primary care physician during treatment and follow up with them when they complete treatment.
Radiation oncologists work closely with all members of the cancer team to determine the best course of radiation treatment for cancer patients. Providing specialized radiation oncology services for all cancer cites including prostate, breast, gastrointestinal and lung, they also offer external beam radiation and brachytherapy, which delivers radiation through implants.
Surgical oncologists specialize in utilizing surgical procedures to treat cancer. In addition to removes tumors and cancerous tissues, they also performs certain biopsies to help diagnose cancer.