Beverly Hills Cancer Center offers some of the best genetic testing for cancer Los Angeles has available. As cancer itself can cause genetic mutations it is advisable to have genetic testing done if there is a history of cancer in your family line and any sign of it occuring now with you. Check out the services we offer on our genetic testing page.
Cancer has many forms, affects many parts of the body and – to be treated effectively – requires a team approach by the highest-qualified specialists. At Beverly Hills Cancer Center, we work collaboratively to treat cancer appropriately and effectively.
Our integrative approach goes well beyond traditional cancer treatment to include nutrition, acupuncture, psychotherapy and massage therapy, as well as carefully selected treatments from traditional Chinese medicine. Our cancer specialists understand that patients are experiencing physical and emotional difficulties.
That is why we work hard to provide a soothing, positive atmosphere, with natural lighting and comfortable furnishings in our beautiful Los Angeles treatment center. These are just some of the key ways in which we help patients fight cancer:
Cancer screening and prevention are the first line of defense in the fight against cancer. At Beverly Hills Cancer Center, our award-winning laboratory uses the latest diagnostic laboratory and imaging technology available for cancer screening and cancer prevention services. Our cancer specialists will use every possible device to find and understand your cancer in our award-winning Los Angeles laboratory.
The Beverly Hills Cancer Center laboratory received the Highest Commendation for Laboratory Excellence Award from the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) in 2008-2009.
We use a variety of resources to diagnose and stage each person's cancer. Depending on your cancer, the tests used may include anything from physical examinations and lab lab work, to CT, MRI, or PET/CT scans, bone scans, bone density testing, ultrasound, nuclear studies and many more.
After a comprehensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR), our diagnostic imaging center was awarded accreditation in diagnostic CT, PET/CT and MRI.
Another aspect of providing the top cancer treatment available is how we find that large windows and comfortable recliners contribute to a positive outlook during a patient's chemotherapy.
There have been some dramatic developments in the field of medical oncology in the last decade, and Beverly Hills Cancer Center physicians are leading the vanguard of doctors dedicated to finding better ways to fight and cure cancer.
Anti-cancer medications are an essential treatment method, and our use of chemotherapy is always intended to maximize results and minimize side effects. If it is appropriate, we will provide hormonal or immunotherapy to increase the effectiveness of your cancer treatment.
Our first goal is always to aim for a cure, and if cure is not an option, our task is to turn a patient's cancer into a chronic condition, and to help that patient live as normal a life as possible and even thrive while undergoing treatment.
Radiotherapy may be a primary therapy or combined with chemotherapy, hormone therapy, surgery or a combination of the three. Our team includes the area's leaders in radiation oncology and offers the latest in cutting-edge technology. The combined availability of Intensity-modulated Radiation therapy (IMRT) and Image-guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) at Beverly Hills Cancer Center has allowed us to take radiation treatments to the next level.
IMRT is one of our most common types of radiation treatment that helps destroy cancer cells with carefully targeted radiation. We can deliver treatments directly to a tumor while limiting radiation and potential side effects to normal tissues nearby.
IGRT is the latest radiation therapy technology that helps deliver sophisticated IMRT radiation treatments with greater precision to attack cancer cells and minimize radiation side effects to normal tissue. Our on-board imager is capable of X-ray imaging and cone-beam CT scans performed daily prior to each treatment for greater precision.
With our Los Angeles Skin Cancer Institute, established by world-renowned cancer researcher Dr. Steven O'Day, we are able to offer patients with a melanoma diagnosis new hope, and the opportunity to participate in promising new drug trials.
Dr. O'Day is at the forefront of research intended to help patients with melanoma, the most serious and deadly skin cancer.
Extended doctor visits are designed to help you understand your treatment and your options.
At Beverly Hills Cancer Center, your treatment is completely personalized. We offer complete concierge services to our patients, to make certain that your needs are met. 24-7 access to your concierge physician, same-day results, and extended doctor visits are just some of the ways in which we can make your cancer treatment less stressful.
As a pioneer in whole health and wellness medicine, Beverly Hills Cancer Center uses a team approach, integrating some of the best science and technology that western medicine has to offer with proven holistic healing techniques that can strengthen and support the immune system to improve the healing process.
Our multi-dimensional approach allows us to offer and encourage our patients to use nutritional education, psychotherapy, massage, laughter therapy, Eastern medical traditions (acupuncture, Tai Chi and herbal medicine) and the self-healing modalities of yoga, meditation, relaxation exercise, guided imagery, lifestyle modification and environmental education.
By addressing the whole person rather than just the cancer, our doctors focus on creating wellness.
No cancer care is complete without people caring for people. And no resource is more important than the warmth, understanding and dedication that characterize the physicians and staff, including nurses, technologists and therapists, at Beverly Hills Cancer Center. Our goal is to provide the top cancer treatment available not just in Los Angeles, but worldwide.