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World-Class Cancer Treatment at Providence St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton

At the Crosson Cancer Institute at Providence St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, you’ll find today’s most successful approaches to treating cancer. As one of the nation’s leading cancer programs, we offer patients and families every advantage, including nationally respected experts, breakthrough clinical trials and immunotherapy, less invasive surgical techniques, and the latest image-guided radiotherapies. We bring together fellowship-trained surgeons, medical oncologists, and other cancer specialists, advanced research, and comprehensive support services to ensure you receive the most effective treatment possible. Our many specialists have just one cause: to offer you life-saving, life-changing care.

2258.1 miles away
714-446-7181
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

World-Class Cancer Treatment at Providence St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton

At the Crosson Cancer Institute at Providence St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, you’ll find today’s most successful approaches to treating cancer. As one of the nation’s leading cancer programs, we offer patients and families every advantage, including nationally respected experts, breakthrough clinical trials and immunotherapy, less invasive surgical techniques, and the latest image-guided radiotherapies. We bring together fellowship-trained surgeons, medical oncologists, and other cancer specialists, advanced research, and comprehensive support services to ensure you receive the most effective treatment possible. Our many specialists have just one cause: to offer you life-saving, life-changing care.

2258.1 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cancers Treated at St. Jude

Our fellowship-trained surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists and other cancer specialists work together to create the most effective treatment for each patient. Weekly cancer conferences allow numerous disciplines to review patient cases, discuss treatment options, and contribute their expertise. This multispecialty collaboration ensures new research and approaches are evaluated and applied, while offering patients the ultimate “second opinion” in determining their best step forward. Services include: 

Ongoing research and clinical trials are creating breakthroughs in cancers once thought insurmountable—and we are a leader in bringing these benefits from the lab to the bedside.

Our specialists routinely use advanced genomic testing to identify the DNA alterations driving the growth of a patient’s tumor, allowing us to identify treatments and clinical trials that target those mutations.

Part of the Precision Oncology Alliance, a collaboration of the nation’s leading cancer research centers, we offer over 100 clinical trials focused on dozens of different cancers—giving our patients access to some of the most promising and aggressive treatments available.

For more information, or to learn about eligibility requirements for each trial, call our Oncology Research Office at 714-446-5642 or our UCLA-TRIO Research Coordinator at 714-446-5804.

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Throughout our full spectrum of care, we provide advanced treatments for a wide range of cancers. Access the list of monthly support groups or call 714-446-5030.

  • Biliary tract cancer 
  • Bladder cancer 
  • Breast cancer 
  • Brain cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer  
  • Gastric cancer 
  • Head and neck cancer 
  • Kidney cancer 
  • Leukemia 
  • Liver cancer 
  • Lymphoma 
  • Lung cancer 
  • Melanoma 
  • Mesothelioma  
  • Multiple myeloma 
  • Ovarian cancer 
  • Pancreas cancer 
  • Prostate cancer 
  • Sarcoma 
  • Skin cancer 
  • Thyroid cancer 
  • Uterine cancer 
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, which is why we offer one of Southern California’s most comprehensive lists of support services:
  • Financial patient advocate

    Resource for patients and family who have questions or concerns about finances and insurance benefits for cancer treatment. Learn more about your bill and financial assistance.

    714-992-3000 ext. 7717 

  • Genetic counseling

    We help patients and families with a history of cancer better understand and manage their cancer risk. Genetic testing and counseling shifts the focus from treatment to cancer prevention and early detection. Our certified genetic counselor offers individualized cancer risk assessment and prevention plans for those with a family history of cancer. Talk to your doctor if you think you should be tested or need to see a genetic counselor. A physician referral is required. To make an appointment, please call 714-446-5630.

  • Hospice care

    Hospice offers compassionate end-of-life care to patients with advanced cancer. Hospice care focuses on quality of life and meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. The emphasis is on comfort rather than on curing. Hospice care can be provided in a variety of settings including the hospital, at home or in a nursing facility. A physician referral is required. For more information about hospice, please call St. Joseph Hospice 714-712-9559

  • Lymphedema therapy

    Cancer treatment can cause swelling and a buildup of fluid in the soft tissues, often in the arms and legs, called lymphedema. Our experienced occupational therapists, certified in lymphedema therapy and massage, can help the body reabsorb accumulated fluid, and reduce swelling and discomfort. Within the St. Jude Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, we offer private treatment rooms solely dedicated to the comfort and optimal management of those with lymphedema. A physician referral is required. To make an appointment, please call 714-992-3000 ext. 4760 

  • Nurse navigators

    When you or your family member is diagnosed with cancer, the feeling can be overwhelming. Suddenly you’re facing a daunting array of decisions, medical specialists and unfamiliar language. That why we created our innovative Nurse Navigator program. Specially trained and experienced in oncology care, our Nurse Navigators are available to support you through every step of diagnosis and treatment.

    During each phase of care, your nurse navigator will be there: providing education, helping you gather information, improving communication with your medical team, and ensuring you understand the tests and procedures you’ll be facing. Equally important, we’ll be there to offer support, encouragement and friendship.

    Your nurse navigator is the person you can turn to for answers, help or just someone to talk to. From teaching you how to manage treatment side effects to helping coordinate services, your nurse navigator will remain personally involved in your care through every phase.

    Your nurse navigator can:

    • Help you and your family understand your diagnosis and treatment options
    • Ensure you have the information you need to actively participate in your own care: empowering you to make informed decisions
    • Coordinate your care with your medical team to relieve the emotional burden that often comes with a cancer diagnosis
    • Enhance your communication with your physicians and other care providers
    • Ensure your questions, concerns and clinical issues are successfully resolved
    • Advocate for you and serve as a medical knowledgeable friend who is committed to helping you through your cancer journey

    For more information or to contact our nurse navigators, please call 714-446-7181 ext. 2009.

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  • Nutritional support

    Good nutrition is important during cancer treatment. Yet loss of appetite, nausea, changes in taste and other side effects, can affect your ability to get the nutrients you need. Our registered dietitian, who is board certified in oncology nutrition, can design a personalized plan to meet your specific needs and help you maximize your nutrition before, during and after treatment. Eating well can help you feel better, keep up your strength and energy, maintain your weight and your body’s store of nutrients, and better tolerate side effects. To make an appointment, please call 714-446-5982.

  • Palliative care

    Our palliative care services include expert treatment of symptoms, such as pain, nausea, fatigue and shortness of breath, successfully improving your ability to tolerate treatment. Palliative care focuses on relieving your symptoms and increasing your quality of life, while helping you better understand your condition and choices for medical care.

    Working with your doctors, our specially trained palliative care nurse practitioners can help relieve the physical and emotional burdens of cancer treatment. Available through outpatient, inpatient and home visits, our palliative care program requires a physician referral. To better understand what palliative care can offer you, please call 714-992-3000 ext. 6341 or talk to your doctor. For Outpatient services such as care coordination and community resources, please contact 714-446-5591.

  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation

    One possible side effect of cancer and its treatment is incontinence – and our pelvic floor rehabilitation program can help. Our experienced physical therapists will create an individualized program of biofeedback, pelvic floor muscle strengthening, and abdominal stabilization, helping you to control incontinence and regain your quality of life. Particularly helpful for those who have undergone treatment for gynecological and prostate cancers, this program requires a referral from your physician. To make an appointment, please call 714-578-8720 ext. 4410.

  • Prosthetics and wigs

    Cancer treatment can create changes in your appearance. To help manage those changes, we offer a wide selection of specialty items, from breast prostheses to high quality wigs. Fountain Orthotics, located on the first floor of the St. Jude Medical Plaza, offers expert and compassionate assistance in helping patients maintain their confidence and self-image.

    Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fountain Orthotics offers mastectomy bras, compression garments, breast forms, and custom orthotics, as well as attractive and affordable wigs and hairpieces. A certified fitter is available to help you find a look that works for you. For more information, please call 714-871-9960.

    Conveniently located nearby is our Expressions Kiosk, which offers hats, scarves and inspirational items to support cancer survivorship. The kiosk is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Rehabilitation and wellness program

    At St. Jude, our unique Cancer Rehabilitation and Wellness Program offers patients the physical and emotional support they need to regain their quality of life through pain specialists, speech therapists and occupational therapists, offering highly effective, individualized care. Our program combines the newest evidence-based cancer rehabilitation practices with an innovative list of services that covers the spectrum of symptoms, from incontinence to pain. The result is patients recover their energy, well-being and quality of life more completely and more quickly, whether they are still living with cancer or in remission. A physician referral is required. Please call 714-578-8753.

  • Social workers

    Our oncology social workers can help you navigate the health care system and find support to manage the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer. Knowledgeable about the practical and psychosocial effects of cancer treatment and survivorship, our highly-trained social workers offer counseling for patients and families, as well as help with financial issues, transportation issues, and disability/insurance issues. Please call 714-446-7181 ext. 2041.

  • Spiritual care

    We offer spiritual guidance to patients and families of all religious faiths. Services include visitation, spiritual and emotional support, pastoral counseling, crisis intervention, prayer, sacraments and bereavement resources, as well as support in bioethical issues, including end-of-life care and decisions. Our certified chaplains will work closely with your clergy while you are at St. Jude Medical Center. To reach Spiritual Care, please call 714-992-3000 ext. 7777.

  • Support groups

    St. Jude Medical Center offers a variety of cancer support groups for patients and their families. Ask your Nurse Navigator for supplemental information month-to-month or call 714-446-5030.

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