The Comprehensive Community Cancer Program of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare
System offers people with cancer a complete, local resource for education,
prevention, detection, treatment and support. With a team of highly skilled
oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, nurses and other dedicated health
care professionals, state-of-the-art equipment for detection and treatment,
and access to advanced clinical trials and consultations, people can receive
world-class cancer care while staying close to home, family and friends.
Included are some additional services our Comprehensive Community Cancer
Program offers our patients.
The comfort of our patients is a primary concern. Mitigating pain generally
requires that we analyze the type of pain experienced and the cause of
Sadly, there are times when all of the technology and medical knowledge
in the world cannot give every patient a more optimistic diagnosis. That
does not mean that pain and suffering must become part of the equation.
The Comprehensive Community Cancer Program at Salinas Valley Memorial has
long recognized the value of complementary medicine services, such as
Reiki. The benefits include; pain reduction, symptom and stress management,
a greater ability to relax, focus, cope and sleep, and relief from fatigue
and nausea that often accompany treatments and improved energy levels.
Art & Music Therapy
The goal of the Art & Music Therapy program is to help the patient
and the patient's support network deal openly and honestly with the physical
and emotional changes resulting from a cancer diagnosis.