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Santa Cruz, CA
Dominican Hospital - Mary & Richard Solari Cancer Center
3150 Mission Dr
, CA 95065
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Mon||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Tue||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Wed||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Thu||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Fri||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
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Services We Offer
Radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, is the use of high doses of radiation to kill off cancer cells and cause tumors to shrink. In most cases, the radiation used is X-rays, although other types of radiation can be used. Radiation therapy is most often delivered externally, but can also be used internally.
About Dominican Hospital - Mary & Richard Solari Cancer Center
Dominican Hospital - Mary & Richard Solari Cancer Center is a cancer center that offers many services, including breast cancer, cervical cancer, and lung cancer. Visit Dominican Hospital - Mary & Richard Solari Cancer Center located at 3150 Mission Dr, Santa Cruz, CA. This Santa Cruz cancer center is one of the best in California. As part of the Dignity Health network, Dominican Hospital - Mary & Richard Solari Cancer Center is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care and access to Santa Cruz and nearby communities.
Conditions We Treat
Colon cancer often starts in a polyp, an overgrowth of cells from the epithelium (the top layer of cells) of the colon wall. Although all polyps grow from the inner layer (mucosa) of the colon, not all polyps are the same. Adenomas are the most common type of polyp and while most don’t become cancer, the majority of polyps with cancer start as adenomas. The possibility of a polyp becoming cancerous increases with age. Almost all polyps can be easily removed during a routine colonoscopy, which is why a colonoscopy is so important for people 50 and over - it can definitively prevent cancer.
Lung cancer may originate in the lungs (primary cancer), or it may start elsewhere in the body and spread to the lungs (secondary cancer). There are two main types of lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer is a fast-growing cancer. It may be limited in nature, meaning it affects only one lung or its surrounding tissue, or it may be extensive, meaning that it has metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is more common, making up about 85% of all lung cancers. When discovered in its earliest stages, NSCLC is one of the most treatable cancers.
Pancreatic cancer typically doesn’t secrete hormones and doesn’t cause obvious signs or symptoms. This makes it hard to diagnose early. For the majority of patients with the most common kind of pancreatic cancer - called exocrine pancreatic cancer - current treatments do not cure the cancer. As many as 49,000 Americans are diagnosed every year with pancreatic cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Skin cancer is a form of cancer that occurs when basal cells of the skin mutate. These mutated cells grow and multiple rapidly, crowding out and destroying healthy cells and forming a tumor. This cancer can affect the top layers of skin or can go into the deeper layers of the skin and it can spread to other parts of the body.