The Cancer Center in Riverside, California
Since 2003, The Cancer Center at Riverside Community Hospital has been providing comprehensive cancer care to patients throughout the Inland Empire and surrounding communities. We provide a community atmosphere, offering high-level oncology services that do not require long-distance travel. Not only do our oncologists provide extensive medical treatment and therapies, but they also offer emotional support to patients and their families following a cancer diagnosis and throughout the treatment journey.
We are committed to providing individualized care that takes each patient's specific needs and desires into consideration. Going through a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment can be overwhelming, which is why we also emphasize patient comfort and safety during every step of the diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Do you have questions about our cancer services? You can call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (951) 788-3463 to talk with a team member about our services.
Our oncology services
Cancer treatment is often complex and may use multiple treatment methods and therapies to manage the disease. Every patient's care plan will differ based on their individualized health factors and the type of cancer that has been diagnosed.
Centered around clinical expertise and patient well-being, our services include:
- Cancer support services
- Genetic counseling to determine cancer risk
- Radiation oncology
The Cancer Center at Riverside Community Hospital is an Accredited Cancer Center recognized by the Commission on Cancer and classified as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program.
Types of cancer we treat
Our oncologists care for patients with a wide variety of cancers, including:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer/anal cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Skin cancer, including melanoma
- Urologic cancers, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
Our compassionate, experienced cancer care team
At The Cancer Center, we know that when it comes to caring for patients with cancer, it is not just about medicine. It's also about the relationships patients form with our team of providers who understand the physical and emotional needs they have during the cancer journey.
When being treated at our hospital, patients are cared for by a team of healthcare professionals committed to their well-being and quality of life as they go through treatment. The Cancer Center team includes:
- Administrative directors
- Medical oncologists
- Nurse navigators
- Patient care coordinators
- Registered nurses
- Radiation oncologists
- Radiation therapists
Cancer treatments and therapies we offer
Our team of cancer specialists creates personalized, integrated treatment plans for every patient that include surgical, medical and radiation oncology treatments. We provide centralized care, where our patients receive compassionate treatment combined with top-quality clinical expertise.
Treatment and therapies available at The Cancer Center include:
- Integrative cancer therapies
- Nutrition therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Surgical oncology, including robot-assisted surgery options
- Nurse Navigators
Cancer support and education services
Patients at The Cancer Center have direct access to nutritional, social and spiritual services as they go through cancer treatment and recovery. Additionally, our patients may participate in our rehabilitation program that includes lymphedema therapy—a common side effect of cancer treatment.
Patients also may visit our patient education room, where they can learn about the latest information and advancements in cancer treatment. Our hospital also partners with the American Cancer Society and other organizations so our patients can participate in programs such as Look Good, Feel Better and Reach To Recovery®.
Genetic counseling & cancer risk assessment
Hereditary cancer risk assessment and counseling is available to individuals who have concerns about their personal and/or family history of cancer. Patients are provided with personalized information regarding genetic predisposition to cancer, cancer risk and options for cancer screening and prevention. These services are provided by an experienced, board-certified genetic counselor. Genetic counseling appointments are one hour and are conducted by telephone. Genetic testing is coordinated through the Cancer Center at Riverside Community Hospital.
Risk factors for possible hereditary cancer can include:
- Family member with a known genetic variant
- Multiple family members with the same type of cancer
- An unusual clustering of cancers in a family
- Cancer at a younger age than typical (diagnosed before age 50)
- Triple negative breast cancer (ER-, PR-, HER2- pathology) before age 60
- Invasive ovarian* cancer diagnosed at any age
- Pancreatic cancer at any age
- Breast and/or ovarian cancer in a family (especially those with Jewish ancestry)
- Male breast cancer at any age
- 10 or more cumulative (lifetime) colon polyps in the same person
- Colorectal cancer at any age with high microsatellite instability (MSI) or IHC abnormal
- An individual with more than one primary cancer
- Rare or unusual tumors and/or physical findings, especially diagnosed at a young age
- Early-onset pancreatic, diffuse gastric, or renal cancer (diagnosed before 50)
- Melanoma diagnosed before age 40 or in multiple members on the same side of the family
- Medullary thyroid or adrenocortical cancer diagnosed at any age
- Aggressive and/or metastatic prostate cancer at any age
Genetic Counseling is also appropriate for patients at increased risk who do not wish to pursue genetic testing and in cases where the patient's risk status is uncertain.
To learn more about genetic counseling, call 913-669-3331.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
Riverside Community Hospital is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (951) 788-3463.