Sutter Cancer Center Treatments & Services
Sutter Cancer Centers' skilled and respected medical oncology teams provide expert diagnosis, treatment planning and care for patients with all forms of cancer. As cancer specialists, oncologists stay abreast of emerging therapies and may direct patients to clinical trials of the latest developments.
Most Sutter Cancer Center patients receive care on an outpatient basis, coming to the centers to receive therapy and returning to the comfort of their homes. When needed, some patients may stay one of our hospitals to be monitored and receive treatment. The goal of inpatient care is to ensure each patient and family feels cared for and supported throughout the patient's stay. In Sacramento, Roseville, and Auburn, the majority of nurses who care for cancer patients have received extensive training and testing to become oncology certified nurses (OCNs). To earn OCN certification, candidates receive training through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and must pass a rigorous examination given by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.
In addition to medical care, Sutter provides valuable information and assistance to patients and their loved ones. Patient and family counseling is offered to patients throughout the region, visit our the Programs & Services and Classes & Support Groups sections to learn more. When needed, center staff can refer loved ones to nearby lodging, as well as Sutter Visiting Nurses Association/Home Care Services (Auburn).
We have medical oncologists throughout the Sacramento region. Search our online physician directory to find a medical oncologist near you.