oncology cancer care

Oncology Services

Comprehensive, personalized cancer care

Cancer can be very treatable, and many people lead full lives after treatment. No matter what type of cancer care you need, you’ll find it at Adventist Health Sonora.
We offer:

  • Latest care options: Our team provides advanced diagnostic and treatment options as well as genetic testing. You receive prompt answers and a path forward. We understand your unique needs and customize a treatment plan for you.
  • Collaborative team: Our medical, surgical and radiation oncologists work together to develop the most effective care plan for you. We coordinate each stage of your care, from diagnosis and treatment to postoperative care and rehabilitation. You receive the best possible care from a team of experts.
  • Tumor board: Weekly review of more complex cases to provide recommendations for treatment with dozens of physicians, nurses, social workers, and other staff. Medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, general surgery, internal medicine and family practice are all specialties represented at tumor board. In addition, the tumor board also reviews more routine cases to ensure the best possible care.
  • Patient-centered approach: Compassionate care is at the heart of our oncology services. We focus on patient education and communication, putting you at the center of decision-making. Our oncology nurse navigators guide you through each phase of your treatment and support you every step of the way.
  • Whole-person care: We treat the whole person — body, mind, spirit — during your healing process. For example, our nutrition experts guide you with personalized dietary recommendations before, during and after cancer treatment. Our team surrounds you with support to help you feel better, regain strength and remain healthy as you heal.

Comprehensive care

We offer a full range of diagnostic and treatment options for all types and stages of cancer, including:

  • Cancer diagnosis: Assessing the type and stage of cancer so we can plan the treatment that will work best for you
  • Chemotherapy: Using powerful medications to kill cancer cells during treatments in our comfortable outpatient infusion center, with expansive views of the Sierra Nevada foothills.
  • Radiation therapyDestroying cancer with targeted radiation beams
  • Immunotherapy: Using specialized drugs to boost your body’s immune system so it can fight off cancer
  • Cancer surgeryPerforming advanced procedures to precisely remove the cancer
  • Prostate cancerTreatment options from robotic-assisted surgery to targeted radiation therapy.
  • Nutrition servicesLicensed dietitians provide assessments, counseling and education that can help minimize treatment-related side effects during treatment and increase health and wellbeing after treatment.
  • Rehabilitation servicesOur outpatient rehabilitation specialists help you in healing and recovery during and after cancer treatment, offering occupational therapy, lymphedema care, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, stomal services and wound care therapy.

For more information, call the Diana J. White Cancer Institute at (209) 536-6940.