Desertcare Comprehensive Cancer Care

Patient Resources

New Patient Orientation

Invitation to New Patient - Orientation and Lunch

Dear Patient and Family:

On behalf of the physicians and staff, I would like to welcome you to the Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is our honor to care for you. Your healthcare team has put together an orientation program for new patients which we encourage you to attend:

Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Comprehensive Cancer Center,  3rd floor conference room

This is an excellent opportunity to meet members of your healthcare team, to learn about programs and services, and to ask questions. There is no charge for the lunch and you are welcome to attend even if you have already begun treatment.

For more information, or to RSVP:
Please see the receptionist or call (760) 416-4802.

Thank you for entrusting your care to us.

Teresa Whipple
Vice President - Executive Director

Patient Resources

The Comprehensive Cancer Center provides opportunities and resources for patients and their families to become more knowledgeable in managing their cancer experience. We offer educational programs on an ongoing basis so that patients can access them when the need arises.

Patient Resource Center

The Comprehensive Cancer Center has an on-site Patient Resource Center adjacent to the second floor reception/waiting area. It is a multimedia oncology library available to patients and their family members. There is a comprehensive assortment of books (both cancer-related and fictional), videos and audio tapes on cancer and other related topics. Assorted cancer newsletters, pamphlets and community support groups are identified to help make it easier for our patients to access information. There also are two on-line computers with Internet access. A staff member or volunteer can assist with Internet searches.

Healthy Living

The Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a variety of educational materials for cancer patients and families.

Cancer Care Links