Central Point of Care
The Comprehensive Cancer Program offers patients and their families a one-stop resource for medical and support services.
Specially trained nurses provide expert, quality care at the Akbar Hasan Infusion Center, conveniently located on the hospital’s campus.
Resources for the Comprehensive Cancer Program are open to the public. To learn more, call (661) 200-2861.
The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center offers 3-D digital mammography.
Whether it’s prevention, diagnosis or treatment, Henry Mayo’s Comprehensive
Cancer Program offers world-class care when patients need it most.
“Our program provides a place in the community where patients can go to receive all of their cancer treatment, along with supportive resources facilitated by excellent physicians and staff,” said Lisa Ortega, Cancer Program Manager.
Anchored by the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center, which opened in 2002 and uses state-of-the-art, 3-D digital technology for early detection, the Community Cancer Program was launched in 2011 and has now become a Comprehensive Cancer Program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Services include oncology, pathology, surgery, pain control, aspiration biopsy and medical specialties, as well as cutting-edge diagnostics and the latest in interventional treatment (such as the TomoTherapy Hi-Art System offered by the Vantage Oncology Santa Clarita Radiation Therapy Center). Outpatient chemotherapy and blood transfusions are offered for ambulatory oncology patients at the outpatient Akbar Hasan Infusion Center.
“All physicians and clinical staff in our program are board certified in their specialty,” Ortega said. “We encourage our patients to ask questions and give them every opportunity to participate in all of the decision-making processes.”
Infusion, radiation, nutrition, tobacco cessation and physical therapy services are also available, as are psychosocial or social services support. Patients can ask for referrals for supplemental supportive care, ranging from massage to acupuncture to aromatherapy.
“It is our goal to provide care and cancer services with compassion and excellence to patients, families, and survivors affected by cancer,” Ortega said. “Living through cancer treatments can be extremely tiring, so having everything close to home is not only beneficial, it can be a huge relief. Patients and their loved ones are happy to learn that all their care can be delivered on our campus.” IYH