David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment
When Sharp Grossmont Hospital's David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment opened in July 1993, it was the first comprehensive outpatient center for cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and educational resources in San Diego County.
Today, the center offers San Diego cancer patients the latest cancer-fighting technologies and investigation therapies. We are patient-focused and friendly, providing the ability to visit medical and radiation oncology specialists in one convenient location.
Why Choose Sharp Grossmont for Cancer Treatment?
- Access to clinical trials offering patients the latest cancer treatments
- Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC); Comprehensive Cancer Program under the Commission on Cancer; American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center
- Breast cancer support groups
- Breast Health Navigator Program
- Only hospital in San Diego to offer TomoTherapy® H™ Series radiation technology, which targets cancer cells with pinpoint precision and quicker treatment times
- TomoTherapy National Center of Excellence
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Radiation services are provided by a team of radiation oncologists, certified oncology nurses, radiation therapists, physicists and medical dosimetrists. The therapy center has two linear accelerator vaults for delivering external-beam radiation therapy. In addition to conventional radiation therapy, the radiation oncology service line offers the following treatment modalities:
Chemotherapy Day Treatment
Patients receive chemotherapy and other supportive medical treatments from specially trained nurses in a bright, comfortable lounge area or private room and return home the same day
Support for leukemia, hemophilia, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma and lymphoma.
Clinical Laboratory Services
Laboratory tests are provided in connection with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The analysis of blood and body fluids utilizing state-of-the-art equipment provides quick information to enable physicians to prescribe the appropriate treatments or preventive measures that ensure the best therapy.
Located conveniently in the center of the building, lab results are returned as quickly as possible using the most sophisticated equipment.
Support and Education
The center offers cancer community education seminars, cancer clinical trials and counseling and breast cancer support groups for patients and families.
David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment Location
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
Find a San Diego Oncologist
To find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a Sharp Grossmont oncologist
or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
For More Cancer Care Information
To contact the Radiation Oncology Department, please call 619-740-4500. To contact the Medical Oncology Department, please call 619-644-3030. To learn more about cancer services at Sharp, visit cancer treatment