Cancer Care

Cancer Treatment in San Diego

Scripps Health is committed to working with you to treat your cancer through progressive cancer treatment.

As one of only two Integrated Network Cancer Programs in California (as designated by the American College of Surgeons), we mobilize all the oncology resources of five hospital campuses, a broad network of cancer care specialists, affiliated physicians and renowned Scripps research professionals to help diagnose, treat and support patients facing cancer.

Working collaboratively toward cancer prevention, early detection and coordinated treatment, our cancer care services are here for you when you need them.

Types of Cancer Treated

Resources and Support

Scripps Health in San Diego provides support services for men facing prostate cancer.

Radiation Therapy

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Scripps offers some of the most advanced radiation therapy treatment options including proton therapy, featuring pencil-beam technology.

Why Choose Scripps

Choose Scripps Health in San Diego for your cancer care.

Scripps offers expert cancer care with some of the most advanced detection, diagnosis and treatment options. Learn more about our award winning care.

Expert cancer care, advanced treatments

Scripps Health offers individualized cancer care through a nationally recognized approach that combines our experienced team of multidisciplinary health professionals with the latest technologies and treatments.

As California’s first designated Integrated Network Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer, Scripps Health is at the forefront of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout San Diego County.

Unparalleled expertise in cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment

With more than 2,600 Scripps affiliated physicians, you have a choice of cancer experts and advanced treatments and therapies to fight the disease. Scripps leads the way in cancer treatment with three dedicated breast cancer care centers, a state-of-the-art radiation therapy center and a proton therapy center.

Scripps consistently ranks top five in the state for volume of cancers treated, including breast, lung, colon, bladder, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, skin, myeloma, kidney, thyroid and prostate cancer. In addition, Scripps has more certified breast surgeons than any other health system in San Diego and boasts more than 50 surgeons trained in minimally-invasive robotic techniques, an option for surgical treatment of some types of cancers including prostate, lung, gynecological, bladder and colorectal.

Scripps Health is also home to specially trained nurse navigators are there each step of the way to assist and support you during diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

Awards and accreditations

Scripps earned designations of “High-Performing” for cancer care by U.S. News and World Report's 2015-2016 annual rankings.
It’s no wonder that Scripps Health has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the "Best Hospitals” for cancer treatment, with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital earning designations of “High-Performing” in the publication’s 2015-2016 annual rankings.

Scripps Health’s world-class hospitals, clinics, outpatient imaging centers and supporting facilities have several prestigious accreditations, including those from the Commission on Cancer, the American College of Radiology, as well as National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers distinction.*

Becker’s Hospital Review magazine has listed Scripps Health among the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.”

*The Scripps Polster Breast Care Center and Emily Fenton Hunte Breast Care Center have National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers distinction.

Find a cancer treatment center near you

Scripps Health offers a wide variety of cancer care at numerous locations across San Diego County.

Our integrated health system offers many patient benefits, including:

Our cancer specialists also provide care at outpatient facilities throughout the county. Multidisciplinary teams work together to provide you with the best treatments available.