Cancer Care Services
Amidst the difficulty of receiving a cancer diagnosis, you will want to know that you are in good hands for your care. With the oncology team of Good Samaritan Hospital, you can rest assured knowing that you will have access to the most advanced treatment technologies along with a wide range of support services right in the heart of Silicon Valley. Keep reading to discover more about our cancer care services in San Jose.
Many types of cancer can be diagnosed at early, more treatable stages with the help of advanced screening procedures such as mammograms to detect breast cancer and chest CT scans to identify the early signs of lung cancer. With the help of our cancer care team, you can learn which screenings are right for your health and provide care with the American College of Radiology’s seal of approval.
Leading Cancer Care Technologies
As part of the Silicon Valley community, our Cancer Care Center is dedicated to investing in the most sophisticated technologies available for the treatment of cancer. We work with patients of all backgrounds and diagnoses, specializing in the three distinct areas below.
- Medical Oncology – Medical oncology is primarily focused on drug therapies like chemotherapy and targeted therapy. Our diverse team of physicians will work closely with each patient to find exactly the right pharmaceutical treatment, whether it is following surgery or used as a primary means of care.
- Radiation Oncology – Cancer radiation has come a long way over the past several decades with therapies that are able to more accurately target cancerous cells while minimizing damage to healthy tissues. We offer a wide spectrum of these advanced therapies, including image modulated radiation therapy, advanced brachytherapy, CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery, and 5-day breast brachytherapy.
- Clinical Trials – Cancer care is evolving all the time, and an important step in the development of new treatments is clinical trials. With clinical trials, patients may utilize new modalities of treatment that may offer hope where existing therapies might fall short. Good Samaritan Hospital is dedicated to connecting patients with clinical trials where appropriate so that every patient can get the right care with the best possible outcome.
Compassionate Care and Support
Cancer care is about more than just the technology. That’s why our team works to make every patient feel like a member of our family with ongoing support in every step of the treatment process. We also provide resources for patients to seek psychological, social, and financial support that can boost the success of any cancer treatment.
Good Samaritan Hospital is proud to be a four-time recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Only 10 hospitals in the nation have had this distinction through four consecutive surveys. To learn more about what sets us apart in cancer care and a number of other specialized services, give us a call at (888) 724-2362 and speak directly with one of our registered nurses.