Questions Patients Ask Us
1) Why Choose the Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital?
We have the most advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment, including new therapies that may not yet be available in your community. A comprehensive patient orientation program, Navigating Through Your Cancer Journey. Your journey begins with your diagnosis and continues through your treatment and remission.
When Mr. Adinata learned he had hepatocellular carcinoma (a cancer of the liver), it was already at stage 4. Walid Aranaout, MD, Director, Surgical Oncology, and Sheldon Davison, MD, Oncologist, discussed treatment options with him and believed liver resection was his best chance to fight it. “I was scared, but a peaceful feeling overcame me as I went into surgery. I trust Dr. Arnaout and knew I was in good hands. I was right. He removed 60% of my liver along with the cancer.
Today, I’m cancer free and feel excellent!”
Our Center brings together all of the services you and your family will need in a patient-friendly and soothing environment. For the convenience of our patients, the new Center combines clinical and support services in one location.
The Leavey Cancer Center is fully-accredited by three organizations:
2) As a patient, what can the Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital offer me that I might not find elsewhere?
Our comprehensive patient orientation program, Navigating Through Your Cancer Journey, is just the beginning of our patient focused care. You care begins with your diagnosis and continues through your treatment, to remission and beyond. Our Center brings together all of the services you and your family need in a friendly and soothing environment. For the convenience of our patients, the new Center combines clinical and support services in one location.
3) How do I become a Leavey Cancer Center patient?
Call the Leavey Cancer Center at 818-885-5431 or use our FREE Find-a-Physician service with your criteria at (818)-908-8677 or ask your physician to refer you to one of our specialists.
4) How should I prepare for my first appointment at the Center?
Write down any questions you would like to ask and bring them with you. We encourage you to bring a family member, or a loved one, with you to assist you in getting all your questions answered and to remember all the information. We know how important it is that your team of doctors, family and friends are all supporting your recovery.
5) Will I still see my primary care physician?
Yes, our doctors will work with you primary care physician to ensure complete continuity of your care.
6) What is Integrative Medicine?
The Northridge Hospital provides a science-based approach to guide patients who want to combine these therapies with conventional treatments.
8) How do I get into a clinical research trial?
Please discuss your interest in clinical trials with your doctor or call (818) 885 8500, ext. 5458.