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San Diego oncologists and cancer treatments

At the Cancer Centers of Sharp HealthCare, we deliver extraordinary cancer care with expertise and compassion.

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At the Cancer Centers of Sharp HealthCare, we're advancing the way we treat cancer. Our cancer program is nationally accredited by the U.S. Commission on Cancer, so you and your loved ones can rest assured that you’re receiving the highest-quality care, close to home.

We also provide second opinion services for patients outside of Sharp, who have recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Conditions and types of cancer

We combine the science of medicine with the art of caring to treat nearly all types of cancer.

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Cancer treatments

Every cancer experience is different. We provide comprehensive, innovative treatment options tailored to you. Treatments may include:

Advanced diagnostics — Sharp offers the latest technology for diagnosing cancer and understanding the extent of the disease to help develop the best treatment plan. Our full range of imaging tools include state-of-the-art CT, PET, MRI, and ultrasound. We also use advanced techniques for obtaining biopsies and analyzing tissue samples.

Surgery — Minimally invasive techniques as well as robotic-assisted procedures, which provide greater precision and enhanced visibility compared to traditional surgical techniques.

Chemotherapy and immunotherapy — Medication that either targets cancer cells directly or harnesses your immune system to attack cancer cells.

Radiation therapy — Radiation that precisely targets cancerous tumors while protecting surrounding healthy tissue.

Clinical trials — Access to new therapies and treatments through our clinical trials program.

Recognized as a Network of Excellence in Robotic Surgery

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Sharp is the first health care system on the West Coast to receive designation as a Network of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization. The accreditation signifies our ability to consistently deliver the safest, highest-quality surgical care to our patients.

In addition, more than 35 Sharp-affiliated doctors have received designation as an SRC Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, including surgeons who perform cancer surgery.

Frequently asked questions

Watch our videos

An oncologist shares her cancer story

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Testing revealed that Dr. Reema Batra, a hematologist and oncologist affiliated with Sharp, had stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma in her right breast.

Lung cancer: what are risks and symptoms?

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Dr. Leticia Polanco, shares insights about the risk factors and symptoms of lung disease.

Treating liver tumors with advanced technology

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Under the care of Dr. Marquis Hart, a surgeon affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital, Chris’ tumor was removed using the Emprint SX ablation platform.

6 ways to lower your risk of colon cancer

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Dr. Michael Lajin, board-certified gastroenterologist at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, explains 6 ways to prevent colorectal cancer.

Experience our cancer classes and support groups

San Diego cancer care locations

We offer cancer care at hospitals across San Diego — from South Bay to East County to Kearny Mesa.

Read our cancer care stories