Cancer Care

Cancer Care

In the battle against cancer, you need doctors as relentless as the disease itself. Our nationally recognized specialists in El Camino Hospital’s cancer program fight cancer tirelessly. 

Our multidisciplinary care team aggressively targets tumors, working together to give you the best possible options to overcome cancer.  Equally important, we give you the kind of care and empathy we’d give to our own families, offering our full support as you face the challenges of cancer and its treatment.

Our cancer experts, recruited from leading cancer centers around the country, match their knowledge of the latest cancer therapies with a commitment to relieve your fears and be readily available to you from your first appointment through your final treatment and beyond. 

With our multifaceted approach to treating cancer, we’ve achieved five-year survival rates for breast, colon, prostate and lung cancers that exceed national benchmarks. In addition, our superior standard of care has earned us a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Comprehensive Cancer Care Close to Home

Our new El Camino Hospital Cancer Center, located at Oak Pavilion on the Mountain View campus, provides the warmth and friendliness of a community hospital with the kind of care you expect to find at a large academic medical center. Our cancer program combines innovative technologies with a compassionate, holistic approach to deliver personalized, comprehensive services.

Innovative Technologies

  • Minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System™ is a tool to perform your surgery more precisely and remove tumors through small incisions, resulting in less pain, fewer complications and a quicker recovery. 
  • CyberKnife® technology. This painless, outpatient treatment delivers precise, high-dose beams of radiation from multiple angles to disable and destroy your tumor.
  • Targeted chemotherapy. We test your cancer cells to select the most potent combination of drugs targeted to beat your cancer.
  • Brachytherapy radiation. Your doctor implants small seeds of radioactive material into your tumor to destroy cancer cells.
  • Clinical trials. Our research studies connect you with the latest treatments, technologies, preventive therapies and diagnostic techniques.

Personalized Care

The Cancer Center brings together multiple cancer services in a comfortable, healing environment. We’ve designed the center to reduce the stress of the cancer experience for you and your family, with coordinated care and a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Surgical services and radiation therapy are just steps away from the center.

You’ll benefit from:
  • Personalized treatment plans. Your team of caregivers will work together to make sure your treatment plan addresses your goals for care and your unique circumstances. We also provide before and after care, and integrate services such as genetic counseling referrals and testing, our Survivorship Program and nutrition counseling.
  • Assistance from a nurse navigator. Your Cancer Center nurse navigator will provide support and education for you and your family. Your navigator helps you with appointment scheduling, answering questions, providing information about diagnosis and treatment, and maintaining contact with your primary care doctor.
  • Expanded infusion center. With more exam rooms and treatment chairs, we offer you easier access to treatment — and comfortable surroundings to put you at ease. 
  • On-site services for your convenience. Our in-house laboratory and pharmacy in the Cancer Center allow us to provide you with faster turnaround on test results and easier access to infusion therapy medicines. Our specialized boutique offers products you may need during treatment, such as hats, scarves, clothing, skin care, cookbooks and guides for cancer.
  • Holistic and support services. We strive to address the medical, emotional and spiritual impact of cancer on you and your family. The Cancer Center on our Mountain View campus offers a variety of holistic services in our multipurpose healing space — everything from exercise and nutritional consultations for people with cancer to a lymphedema clinic, acupuncture, yoga classes, meditation, massage therapy, relaxation classes, support groups and non-denominational spiritual care. 
  • Healing arts. We offer special painting classes for cancer patients, as well as music on various units, bedside art instruction, spiritual care and more through our complimentary wellness services.
  • Follow-up support. Our Survivorship Program supports you as you transition out of treatment, continue to heal, and resume your life. The team will provide you continuing exams, tests and support after treatment.

Talk to Someone

Inquire about services or get a physician referral. Our call-back and chat services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact Us

Make an appointment, get information or refer someone by calling the Cancer Center at 650-988-8338 or radiation oncology at 650-940-7280.