Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

As one of the few programs in California with teaching-hospital level accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) Commission on Cancer, we treat the most prevalent cancers in our community – with specialized programs for lung, breast and neurological cancers.

In addition to the multi-disciplinary clinics and programs we have designed around Lung, Breast and Neurological cancers, we also treat the following cancers, conditions and disorders.

The most common type of bladder cancer is transitional cell carcinoma, also called urothelial carcinoma. Smoking is a major risk factor for bladder cancer, which can often be diagnosed at an early stage.
 
Treatment Options
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating bladder cancer. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Leukemia is a broad term for cancers of the blood cells, It occurs most often in adults over age 55, but it’s also the most common cancer in children younger than 15 years of age.
 
Treatment Options
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy with stem cell transplant
  • Targeted therapy
 
New types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials.
  • Biologic therapy
  • Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating blood cancers. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Bone cancer is rare and includes several types. Some bone cancers, including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma, are seen most often in children and young adults.
 
Treatment Options
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
  • Targeted therapy
  • High-dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue
 
New types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials.
  • Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating bone cancer. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Brain and spinal cord (also known as central nervous system, or CNS) tumors can be benign or malignant.
 
Treatment Options
  • Active surveillance
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
 
New types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials.
  • Proton beam radiation therapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating brain and spinal cord cancer. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Colon cancer (AKA colorectal cancer) often begins as a growth called a polyp inside the colon or rectum. Finding and removing these polyps can prevent colorectal cancer.
 
Treatment Options
  • Surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Cryosurgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted therapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treatment of colon cancer. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Gastrointestinal (GI) carcinoid tumors are slow-growing tumors that form in the GI tract, mainly in the rectum, small intestine, or appendix.
 
Treatment Options
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
 
New types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials.
  • Regional chemotherapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating gastrointestinal cancer. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Ovarian epithelial cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer form in the same kind of tissue and are treated similarly. These cancers are often advanced at diagnosis. Less common types of ovarian tumors include ovarian germ cell tumors and ovarian low malignant potential tumors.
 
Treatment Options
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
 
New types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials.
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
 
Cervical cancer is nearly always caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV).
 
Treatment Options
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating gynecological cancers. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Head and neck cancers include cancers in the larynx, throat, lips, mouth, nose, and salivary glands. Tobacco use, heavy alcohol use, and infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) increase the risk of head and neck cancers.
 
Treatment Options
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating of head and neck cancer. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Liver cancer includes hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Risk factors for HCC include chronic infection with hepatitis B or C and cirrhosis of the liver.
 
Treatment Options
  • Surveillance
  • Surgery
  • Liver transplant
  • Ablation therapy
  • Embolization therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Radiation therapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating liver cancer. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Kidney cancer can develop in adults and children. The main types of kidney cancer are renal cell cancer, transitional cell cancer, and Wilms tumor. Certain inherited conditions increase the risk of kidney cancer.
 
Treatment Options
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Biologic therapy
  • Targeted therapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating kidney cancer. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Plasma cell neoplasms occur when abnormal plasma cells form cancerous tumors in bone or soft tissue. When there’s only one tumor, the disease is called a plasmacytoma. When there are multiple tumors, it’s called multiple myeloma.
 
Treatment Options
  • Supportive care
  • Drug therapy
  • Chemotherapy with stem cell transplant
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating multiple myeloma. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States.
 
Treatment Options
  • Active surveillance
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Biologic therapy
  • Bisphosphonate therapy
 
New types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials.
  • Cryosurgery
  • High-intensity–focused ultrasound therapy
  • Proton beam radiation therapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating prostate cancer. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
 
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. The main types of skin cancer are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Melanoma is much less common than the other types but much more likely to invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body. Most deaths from skin cancer are caused by melanoma.
 
Treatment Options
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Biologic therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Immunotherapy
 
New types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials.
  • Vaccine therapy
 
Community Medical Centers and our team of oncologists, clinicians and support services staff are experienced in treating skin cancer. For more information or to request a consultation, please call (559) 387-1600.
Disease-specific content is published in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute. Please visit cancer.gov for more information.