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Radiation Oncology at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka

The Dr. Russel Pardoe Radiation Oncology Center at Providence St. Joseph Hospital Eureka has earned a reputation for offering state of the art cancer treatment on the northern California coast that is usually only found in major medical centers. We take great pride in our highly trained staff using top-of-the-line linear accelerators to treat patients according to national guidelines in cooperation with cancer centers such as the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford.


2448.8 miles away
707-269-4229
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka

The Dr. Russel Pardoe Radiation Oncology Center at Providence St. Joseph Hospital Eureka has earned a reputation for offering state of the art cancer treatment on the northern California coast that is usually only found in major medical centers. We take great pride in our highly trained staff using top-of-the-line linear accelerators to treat patients according to national guidelines in cooperation with cancer centers such as the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford.


2448.8 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Our doctors work as a team and will discuss your case at a multidisciplinary tumor board. In addition to the radiation oncologist, you will have a team of technologists, oncology nurses, social workers, nutritionists and cancer navigators to help you through the treatment process. Our staff is trained to answer your questions and make you part of the team to decide which treatment is best for you.

New patient packet

To prepare for your visit, please review our new patient packet. We look forward to walking with you on this journey and providing you with high quality cancer care, prevention, detection, education and support services.

Modern linear accelerators, such as the ones used at the Dr. Russel Pardoe Radiation Oncology Center, use high-tech, computer-controlled X-rays to precisely treat nearly all types of cancer.

The sophisticated treatments such as IMRT, SRS, IGRT and SBRT can give high doses of radiation to the cancer cells, greatly reducing the dose of radiation to the surrounding healthy tissues. This results in higher cure rates with fewer side effects.

Patients have access to the latest treatment methods for their particular condition. The treatment modalities we offer include:

  • 3D conformal radiotherapy
  • DIBH — Deep breath holding radiation treatment
  • Electron beam radiation therapy
  • HDR — A form a brachytherapy
  • IGRT — A technique to make IMRT even more precise with CT imaging prior to each treatment
  • IMRT — Precise treatment for many types of cancer, including prostate, lung, gynecological and GI tumors
  • Radiation therapy with concurrent chemotherapy
  • SBRT — Highly localized treatment of certain cancers, including lung cancers
  • SRS — Highly localized treatment of brain tumors

To support you during radiation treatment, we provide these services:

  • Access to an on-call radiation oncologist
  • Nursing and direct patient care
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Pastoral care
  • Patient education
  • Social worker consultation
  • Weekly on-treatment visits by a radiation oncologist

Throughout your treatment, we will care for you, guide you and answer questions. Your care team may include:

  • Medical dosimetrists
  • Medical physicists
  • Oncology dietitians
  • Oncology nurse navigators
  • Oncology social workers
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiation oncology registered nurses
  • Radiation therapists
  • Spiritual care advisor

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Why Choose Us for Your Cancer Care?

At Providence, we see the life in you. We know how important family celebrations and special occasions can be. Together let’s finish cancer so you don’t have to miss any of these moments.

We know that every patient is unique. No two patients – or their treatment plans – are alike. This is why we take a highly personalized approach to cancer care, and we always put our patients first. Our expert clinicians work with you to develop a specialized treatment plan that fits your and your family’s needs, because we know this results in the best outcomes.

As our patient, you and your loved ones are supported by an entire care team throughout your treatment journey. Our board-certified medical oncologists use the most advanced techniques in your diagnosis and treatment. They work closely with an extensive team that includes nurse navigators, specialists and other caregivers who provide a range of support services – from prevention and education to nutrition, integrative medicine and counseling.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we never turn a patient away. Instead, we work harder to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at.

When you become a patient at Providence, you become part of a collaborative cancer-care network that often exceeds national measures for patient outcomes. This network includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of this network, combined with the expertise of your local team, means you’re getting the best, most compassionate care. And if you need to meet with a specialist outside your area, we’ve got telehealth technology to help. Our network is one of the reasons 50,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Providence each year.

Providence cancer research provides options, and hope, for patients seeking advanced procedures and therapies. We’re proud of our long history of pioneering clinical trials, research and evidence-based therapies. We established the first cancer-care center west of the Mississippi. We also have over 90 years of radiation research. Among other groundbreaking firsts: We led the international trial of the first immunotherapy to be approved for patients with melanoma, as well as the first successful gene-engineered T-cell therapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer. As a Providence patient, you have the opportunity to participate in – or benefit from – the 1,300 new clinical trials that begin each year.

The Power of Our Network

Part of Providence Northern California

For over 100 years, our patients throughout Sonoma, Napa and Humboldt counties have been at the heart of everything we do:

  • On a mission to improve outcomes for each and every one of our patients, we partner with cancer research organizations to provide you with the highest-quality care.
  • Our Round Barn Cancer Center in Santa Rosa offers patients leading-edge clinical trials.
  • Our nurse navigators can help you find transportation and low-cost temporary lodging if you need to travel for treatment.

Learn More About Providence Northern California

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