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High-Quality Cancer Care at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills

From biopsy through recovery and beyond, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills provides extraordinary cancer care, treating 40 types of cancer and partnering with the renowned City of Hope. The cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for its comprehensive, high-quality, multidisciplinary approach to treating the whole person, engaging a patient’s family, culture, traditions, and preferences. Providence Holy Cross is ranked by Healthgrades among the nation’s best hospitals and is recognized for excellence in pancreatic cancer care and in screening for lung cancer, identifying two serious diseases when they’re most treatable.

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24 hours a day, seven days a week

High-Quality Cancer Care at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills

From biopsy through recovery and beyond, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills provides extraordinary cancer care, treating 40 types of cancer and partnering with the renowned City of Hope. The cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for its comprehensive, high-quality, multidisciplinary approach to treating the whole person, engaging a patient’s family, culture, traditions, and preferences. Providence Holy Cross is ranked by Healthgrades among the nation’s best hospitals and is recognized for excellence in pancreatic cancer care and in screening for lung cancer, identifying two serious diseases when they’re most treatable.

2278.0 miles away
24 hours a day, seven days a week

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.

City of Hope has brought its expert clinicians and staff to the communities of both Mission Hills and Santa Clarita in partnership with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.

Our partnership allows physicians and clinicians to work closely together, sharing expert-to-expert knowledge to develop and implement evidence-based clinical protocols critical to improving quality and affordability and enhancing our patients’ experiences.

Through compassionate collaboration, these physicians have been able to develop an oncology delivery system that provides high-quality, coordinated and patient-focused care across all of our care settings: acute, ambulatory, home, palliative and hospice. 

Our full range of radiation treatment options ensures state-of-the-art therapies for our patients. Like all of our cancer care, radiation oncology care is provided in an interdisciplinary setting, with close consultation among each patient's oncologist, surgeon, pathologist and radiation oncologist. Together, they determine the best individualized treatment and closely monitor each patient’s progress.

We are committed to providing the most advanced radiation oncology services available, including:

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for brain and spine tumors
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for focal treatment of lung, liver, bone, and other tumor sites
  • Vaginal cuff brachytherapy for gynecologic malignancies
  • Electron therapy for skin malignancies
  • Evaluation and coordination of care for 
  • Xofigo (Ra-223) for treatment of metastatic prostate cancer
  • Yttrium-90 (Y-90) radioembolization for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver metastases
     

Cancer Care Testimonial

Because Cindy Moll's mother had died of breast cancer, Cindy began at an early age to perform a breast self-examination every month while she was taking a shower. She was only 34 years of age when she found a small lump on her breast.

"I first had a needle biopsy, and it came up negative," said Cindy. "But my doctor said we should take the lump out because of my family history." A lumpectomy was performed, and cancer was found on the lump's back side where the needle had not reached.

Cindy met with Shamel Sanani, M.D., Medical Director of Cancer Services at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. At first she hesitated when they recommended six months of chemotherapy and seven weeks of radiation therapy.

"I was kicking and screaming because I remember my mom, and how sick she was," Cindy said. Cindy did get nauseous and lose her hair, but she also knew the treatments gave her a chance to live.

For most breast cancer patients at Providence Holy Cross, their trials and treatments would end there and they would continue to receive periodic checkups only to find themselves cancer free. Cindy was not as lucky as most. In 2003 she found another lump in the same breast, and an ultrasound guided needle biopsy provided it positive for cancer.

"I thought, 'Oh my God, not again,'" Cindy said. "But Dr. Sanani said I needed to go through it again. He said 'we want to keep you around. You're so young.' And so I did it again."

This time, Cindy had a mastectomy due to the aggressiveness of the cancer, which had metastasized into her liver. Under Dr. Sanani's guidance, she received a new chemotherapy treatment that could attack the cancer in both the breast and liver. This time, the medicine did not make her as nauseous.

"It was very important to find just the right treatment for Cindy due to the nature of her cancer," Sanani said. "We were all very pleased with how well the therapy worked and how few side effects Cindy had during this period."

After the chemotherapy, Cindy underwent a PET (positron emission tomography) diagnostic that found the cancer was gone. Two years later, her cancer is still in remission.

Cindy credits Dr. Sanani for helping her survive the cancer and gives much of the credit to Cindy's strength and positive spirit. "Cindy was always very upbeat and had a good outlook even when she had a turn for the worse," Sanani said. "She did everything she could to help herself by strictly adhering to follow-up check-ups and tests. She faced her issues head on, and it has worked out well for her."

Why Choose Us for Your Cancer Care?

We know that every patient is unique. No two patients – or their treatment plans – are the same. This is why we take a highly personalized approach to your cancer care and we always put our patients first. Our expert clinicians work with you to develop a specialized treatment plan that fits your personal needs, because we know this results in the best outcomes. And, of course, you receive the cutting-edge treatment and compassionate care Providence is known for.

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 therapies. We’re proud of our history of groundbreaking firsts and pioneering clinical trials: Providence led the international trial of the first immunotherapy to be approved for patients with melanoma. We conducted the first successful gene-engineered T-cell therapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer. And we have over 90 years of radiation research. As a Providence patient, you have the opportunity to participate in – or benefit from – one of over 1,300 new clinical trials that begin each year.

Accreditations

  • ACoS CoC Accredited Cancer Program - The Commission on Cancer.
  • Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence (SCOE) - The designation of SCOE for our lung cancer screening program means we are committed to responsible, high quality screening practices using safe low dose CT screening for lung cancer.
  • Magnet Designation - ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) recognizes healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence, quality care and innovations in nursing practice.
  • Oncology Certified Nurses (OCN) - Our Oncology Certified Nurses (OCN) are members of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).
  • American Cancer Society (ACS) Affiliated - Our oncology navigators partner with the ACS to provide free, community based, supportive resources to cancer patients.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) - NPF Center of Excellence status is awarded after a rigorous audit review to determine that an institution’s focus is on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer, treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Surgery
The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Cancer Institute in Los Angeles

Our patients are the center of everything we do:

  • Our unique patient navigator program offers navigators specific to each cancer type to assist you throughout your cancer journey.
  • Our beautiful, modern hospitals are equipped with the latest technologies.
  • We also offer robust research labs not found in local, community-focused hospitals.

Learn more about the Providence Cancer Institute in Los Angeles

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