Your Expert Care Team
Healing begins with our dedicated team of healthcare professionals
At Loma Linda University Cancer Center (LLUCC), healing begins with a dedicated team of medical professionals, our Cancer Center features experienced doctors and staff members committed to developing whole person health. Below are some of the professionals you may meet while recieving care at the LLUCC.
How we serve you
Cancer Surgeons: A cancer surgeon may specialize in certain types of cancer or be a general surgeon. This will be the person who will remove or repair the cancerous area if surgery is decided to be the best option for you.
Medical Oncologist: A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists.
Radiation Oncologist: This is a doctor who specializes in radiation medicine and treatment. If radiation is needed you will first meet with a radiation oncologist to determine the best treatment plan.
Pathologist: This doctor identifies the cancer by studying cells and tissues under a microscope.
Radiologist: A member of the healthcare team who you may not see everyday is a radiologist. This doctor specializes in reading and interpreting x-rays.
Nurse Practitioner (NP): A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. A nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of you and your family under the supervision of a physician.
Nurse Navigator: Our nurse navigators work with the other team members to guide you through the entire cancer treatment process. From your initial diagnosis to further testing to the different treatment options to the recovery process, they help coordinate your appointments and provide assistance with the other aspects of treatment. The nurse navigator will be your primary contact as you work your way through your treatment.
Dietician: During and after cancer treatments you may have certain dietary restrictions. Our nutritionist works with you to adjust to these new restrictions and helps set your nutritional goals. They also help plan future healthy eating habits. The dietician is available to you before, during and after treatment.
Social Worker: LLUCC social workers are health professionals who are specially trained to talk with you and your family about emotional or physical needs. They are available for supportive counselling and therapy during your entire treatment. They are also able to find support services for you.
Our Specialized Teams
Click below to meet our specialized teams working in the following centers of excellence:
- Breast Cancer
- Gynecological Cancer
- Gastroenterological Cancer
- Pediatric Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Neurological Cancer
- Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant
- Melanoma and Skin Cancer
- Soft Tissue and Skeletal Cancer
- Thoracic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
At Loma Linda people get it; they know how a patient feels. They have empathy here, and sensitivity. I can’t say enough about the people at Loma Linda. Ann Hughes, breast cancer survivor