The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center
The Cancer Care Center offers an integrated approach to ambulatory care service. Housed under one roof, the Center provides Surgical, Radiation and Medical Oncology. In additions to these medical services, the Center provides a rich and varied selection of patient and community support and education services. By integrating these programs into a single location, it allows patients to find support in a positive, caring and convenient environment.
Construction began on the Breast Health Center in the year 2000 and they began offering mammography and biopsy services in August, 2001 here in the Cancer Care Center. We were first in the Inland and Pomona Valley region to offer Digital Mammography with Computer Aided-Diagnosis (CAD) in 2003, offering women the most state-of-the-art diagnostic tools available. The new digital mammography enables us to find cancer at an even earlier stage than was ever previously available.
Our Radiation Oncology department expanded our radiation capabilities with the Trilogy System linear accelerator in 2006 (Rapid-Arc was added in 2009) and TomoTherapy Hi-Art HD System in 2010. The extraordinary power and flexibility of the Trilogy and TomoTherapy systems assures us that we can design a treatment plan that gives patients the best and most appropriate treatment possible. By combining the most powerful radiation therapy treatment machines with high quality imaging, tracking and monitoring devices, we can deliver the most accurate treatment possible with greater patient comfort since patients spend less time on the treatment table and experiences fewer side effects. This translates to better outcomes. Now treatments are planned using 4-D technology that encompasses breathing and organ motion, a step above 3-D!
In 2005 our Radiation Oncology moved the Brachytherapy High-Dose Radiation (HDR) equipment from the hospital to the Cancer Care Center. This allows patients to experience easy accessibility along with the comfort and resources of the beautiful environment of the Cancer Care Center. Now we offer HDR Brachytherapy treatment here for such disease sites such as Lung, breast, rectal, gynecological and most recently Breast cancer treatment (MammoSite, Contura & Savi) technique.
We will continue to treat the “whole patient and family,” not just the disease of cancer. Today we offer a comprehensive program of services from education and screening for the prevention of cancer, to state-of-the-art medical and radiation cancer treatment, with emotional support offered through all aspects of treatment. A caring team of professional and volunteer staff is committed to helping meet the individual needs of cancer survivors and their families. Responding to the needs and wants of our patients, we provide support before, during and after treatment as well as offering wellness and other health promotion programs.