Cancer Program

Cancer Program

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:

  • Diagnostics 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.


Smoking Cessation

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Other Resources

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

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, click here.

Physician Referral

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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.