Alvarado Hospital's Cancer Center has been designated by the American
College of Surgeons’
Commission on Cancer
as a Community Cancer Program for offering high-quality oncology services.
Only hospitals who undergo rigorous standards of providing the highest
quality of oncology care receive this designation. In fact, only about
one in four hospitals providing cancer care earns this distinction.
Alvarado's Cancer Center uses advanced techniques to aggressively treat
malignancies, while providing hope for a future without the disease. Our
cancer specialists strive to provide each patient with quality, compassionate
care within comfortable surroundings, as well as education and support
for our patients and their families.
Our cancer center's multidisciplinary team is comprised of board-certified
oncologists who collaborate with a wide variety of specialists in pulmonary,
GI, gynecology, hematology, neurology, otolaryngology and surgery. The
medical oncologists on staff at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center are considered
among the best in the region and have been involved in multiple research projects.
Comprehensive Cancer Services in One Location
Cancer center services include:
– Ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT scanning and magnetic resonance imaging,
all interpreted by our board-certified radiologists. A new state-of-the-art
digital mammography suite is scheduled to open in October 2016.
Cancer Resource Center
– Established in association with the American Cancer Society, our Cancer
Resource Center provides education, information and referral services—a
single convenient source for information on risk reduction, diagnosis
and treatment of cancer. Visitors have free access to online cancer information
and related publications and periodicals from the National Cancer Institute,
the Centers for Disease Control and other reliable sources. Alvarado Hospital
is able to provide breast prostheses, bras, wigs, hats and turbans to
women who are dealing with the physical effects of their cancer treatment.
Support Services – "Reach for Our Hand" is a proactive outreach program
that links cancer patients and their families with information, counseling
and community resources.
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For more information on cancer, please visit these sites:
Alvarado's Cancer Program Reports
To learn more about Alvarado Hospital's efforts in the treatment of
cancer as part of its Commission on Cancer acccreditation, please read
any of the annual reports below:
2014 Cancer Program Report
2013 Cancer Program Report
2012 Cancer Program Report
Alvarado Advantage Club
Join our free Advantage Club and enjoy a variety of benefits, including
priority parking and private room (when available), 10% discount at the
Alvarado Cafe and Gift Shop, free
U-T newspaper delivery if ever hospitalized at Alvarado, advance notice of
special screenings, lectures and special events, discount at partner hotels
and much more! New benefits being added all the time including a welcome
gift upon registration. To sign up,
Alvarado’s Physician Referral Service can help you find an oncologist
who meets your needs. To find a physician, simply click on the
Physician Finder, call toll-free (800) ALVARADO (800-258-2723) or contact our clinical
coordinator at (619) 229-4552.