Taking Cancer Personally
Although we often talk about "cancer" in the sense of a single disease, it is actually is a group of more than 100 related but separate diseases. Cancer can be specific to a gender and to a location in the body. Some types of cancer are comparatively common. Others are rarer. And each type of cancer has multiple stages.
So there are many forms of cancer. But there is only one of you. That simple but very important understanding is the basis for Riverside's highly personalized approach to cancer care. You can see it in everything from the leading-edge technology that helps make each cancer diagnosis as accurate as possible to the individualized treatment plan that factors in a range of medical, psychological, emotional and personal considerations. Carried out by our experienced and skilled team of cancer specialists, every treatment plan is directed to a unique person, you, and not to a disease.
As a result, we don't just treat cancer at Riverside Cancer Care. We treat the cancer that might be affecting you and your family. For a closer look at what treating cancer personally means, read the inspiring stories of people in our community who have been diagnosed with cancer and how it changed their lives, often for the better.
Good Care Begins with Good Information
If you're being treated for cancer, the more you know about the total experience in general and your diagnosis and treatment in particular, the more you'll be able to be an active part of your cancer care team.
Find out more about our full range of services including the Patient Navigator Program and its emphasis on one-to-one assistance. Patient Navigators, individuals with the experience and training to focus on the major types of cancer, provide a guide for virtually every aspect of care, including non-medical details, from screenings and diagnosis to treatment and follow up.
You can also get more information on the Riverside Cancer Care Center, a distinctive outpatient facility on the campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center where the highly trained physicians and staff of Riverside Cancer Services and Radiation Therapy, the Peninsula Cancer Institute and Peninsula Radiation Oncology provide innovative and personalized cancer treatment.
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