Cancer Treatment at Sharp Grossmont Hospital

David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment

David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment

If you or someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer, you want the best treatment available. At the David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment, we understand the physical and emotional challenges and offer advanced cancer-fighting technology, the latest investigative therapies and a full range of support services in a compassionate, caring environment.

As East County's largest outpatient center, we also provide medical and radiation oncology services in one convenient location.

Why Choose Sharp Grossmont for Cancer Treatment?

  • Access to clinical trials offering the latest cancer treatments
  • A personalized approach including a weekly multidisciplinary case conference where surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, hematologists, pathologists, nurses and other specialists review every case in detail and discuss best treatment options
  • Accreditation from the Comprehensive Cancer Program under the Commission on Cancer (COC); and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
  • TomoTherapy® HD™ Series radiation technology, which targets cancer cells with pinpoint precision, protects healthy tissue and cuts treatment times in half; only available in San Diego at Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Patient Navigator Program for personalized information and guidance
  • Cancer support groups to address emotional needs
  • Genetic counselor to assess cancer risk based on family history
  • TomoTherapy National Center of Excellence
  • Access to clinical trials offering patients the latest cancer treatments

Cancer Treatment Programs and Services

Radiation Therapy
Includes 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. Conventional radiation therapy and other treatment modalities include:

Medical Oncology Services

Chemotherapy Day Treatment
Chemotherapy and other supportive medical treatments are provided by certified oncology nurses in a bright, comfortable lounge or semi-private rooms. You return home the same day.

Hematology
Support for leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma and lymphoma.

Additional Services

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. Quick turnaround times optimize patient care and outcomes.

Support and Education
The center offers cancer community education seminars, cancer clinical trials, counseling and several cancer support groups for patients and families.

Radiation Therapy at Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Cancer Treatment Location

Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
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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.