At Loma Linda University Cancer Center, healing begins with a dedicated team of medical professionals, our Cancer Center features experienced doctors and staff members committed to developing whole person health. Below are some of the professionals you may meet while recieving care at the Loma Linda University Cancer Center.
Cancer Surgeons: A cancer surgeon may specialize in certain types of cancer or be a general surgeon. This will be the person who will remove or repair the cancerous area if surgery is decided to be the best option for our patients.
Medical Oncologist: A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists.
Radiation Oncologist: This is a doctor who specializes in radiation medicine and treatment. If radiation is needed the first will first meet with a radiation oncologist to determine the best treatment plan.
Pathologist: This doctor identifies the cancer by studying cells and tissues under a microscope.
Radiologist: A member of the healthcare team who patients may not see everyday is a radiologist. This doctor specializes in reading and interpreting x-rays.
Nurse Practitioner (NP): A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. A nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families under the supervision of a physician.
Nurse Navigator: Our nurse navigators guide patients through the entire cancer treatment process. From their initial diagnosis to further testing to the different treatment options to the recovery process, they help coordinate patient appointments and provide assistance with the other aspects of treatment.
Dietician: During and after cancer treatments patients may have certain dietary restrictions. Our nutritionists work with the patients to adjust to these new restrictions and help plan future healthy eating habits.
Social Worker: Loma Linda University Cancer Center social workers are health professionals who are specially trained to talk with people and their families about emotional or physical needs, and are able to find them support services.
Click below to meet our specialized teams working in the following centers of excellence:
Head and Neck cancer
Soft Tissue/Skeletal cancer