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Our Cancer Program Helps You Find Support & Treatment

Take charge of your life with the most advanced form of cancer care available.

Our Cancer Program has been recognized by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as offering the very best in cancer care and treatment. Together with our community partners, St. Joseph & Redwood Memorial Hospitals and St. Joseph Home Care form a comprehensive team offering expert preventative care, cancer treatment support, and medical information for cancer patients, their families, and survivors.

For more information about our cancer program, please call (707) 269-4242.

Our mission is to increase survivorship from cancer-related illness or disease. Since our Cancer Program's inception in 1992, we have carried out this mission by continuing to grow, expand, and customize our program to better suit the needs of patients and families in our communities.

Discover Cancer Survivor Stories – Just Like Yours

Not only do we partner with the American Cancer Society and the STAR Program® to offer services to help you manage your treatment, but we can also serve as a liaison as we help you connect with others who have been treated and recovered. We want you to have access to the emotional support system that you need – all within a click or call away.

We can help you:

  • Learn about making treatment decisions
  • Cope with side effects
  • Handle financial matters
  • Live and heal well after cancer treatment

If you would like to access additional resources, we encourage you to visit our Additional Web Resources page to learn more about how we can connect you with the support system that you need to overcome any illness. Click here for more information on the STAR Cancer Rehabilitation Program.

American Cancer Society Information Services:
Call 1-800-227-2345 to speak with highly trained cancer specialists available 24/7 to provide information on free services offered by the American Cancer Society, including help with lodging and transportation, support groups, up to date cancer specific information, and clinical trials matching service. Visit the American Cancer Society website for up-to-date cancer information, daily news updates and interactive tools to help make treatment decisions.

The American Cancer Society also provides a free and confidential clinical trials matching service to people looking for cancer clinical trials. This service helps patients find clinical trials most appropriate for them and helps researchers recruit eligible participants needed to develop more effective treatment.

Get answers to your questions. We’re here to listen to you.

What are the potential side effects of chemotherapy? Will I be able to recover after radiation therapy? Will my healthcare insurance cover the cost of cancer treatment? These are all very serious and very poignant questions that many cancer patients will spend countless, sleepless nights wondering.

Whether you are about to enter into cancer treatment or are currently in the tail-end of your cancer treatment journey, we know that there can be a lot of concerns and anxieties. The world is full of plenty of uncertainties, but we want you to feel as comfortable and confident as possible. We would love to discuss treatment options, or address any of your concerns as you move forward in your journey towards reclaiming your health.

Taking an Integrative Approach to Healing

At St. Joseph Hospital, we are committed to providing you with a level of care that ensures the preservation of your quality of life. By perfecting our surgical procedures, many of our patients can enjoy the same results of cancer surgery without the disfiguring aftermath. In fact, we routinely perform surgical treatment of prostate and colon cancer, and can preserve breast tissue by performing lumpectomy surgery on patients.

Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment Services

  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • CT Scan (64-slice Computed Tomography)
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy)
  • Linear Accelerator
  • Lymphedema Treatment
  • Mammography
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • PET/CT (all-in-one full body scan)
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Prostate Seed Implant
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound
  • Vascular Interventional Procedures

Support Services & Information

Meet a Compassionate Team of Cancer Treatment Experts

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) surveys hospitals and cancer treatment centers nationwide and approves only those that meet its strict criteria for staffing, services, and education. St. Joseph Hospital – Eureka and Redwood Memorial Hospital have received a three-year approval with commendation by the ACS so you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest quality of medical care and preventative medicine.

At St. Joseph Hospital, you will be cared for by a team of cancer experts, including experienced and Board Certified clinicians:

Surgeons and Neurosurgeons
Physical Therapists
Hematologic Oncologists
Oncologists
Radiologists
Pathologists
Radiation Therapists
Registered Nurses
Occupational Therapists
Home Care Providers


Jeffrey Allen, MD
Hematologist/Oncologist

Michael Fratkin, MD
Palliative Medicine

Michael Harmon, MD
Radiation Oncologist

Uma Suryadevara, MD
Hematologist/Oncologist

Join Luh, MD
Radiation Oncologist

Ellen Mahoney, MD
Cancer Care Program
Medical Director

We also employ a full team of chemotherapy services staff members, home care managers, medical assistants, dieticians, and psychologists, each specifically devoted to providing you with world-class care and medical treatment. Our team can meet with you regularly to ensure that you receive personalized care throughout every stage of your treatment. If you would like to meet our team of doctors, specialists, and management teams, view our doctors and give us a call.

Home Care Services at St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph Home Care - provides nursing, home health aides, physical, occupational, speech therapies and social work services to patients in their own homes in Eureka and Humboldt County. Please call (707) 443-9332.

Humboldt Home Infusion Program - provides infusion therapy for patients in their own homes. Provides chemotherapy and pain control, utilizing the pharmacies of the hospitals and the nurses from St. Joseph Home Care. Please call (707) 269-4258.

Infusion Suite – provides outpatient chemotherapy services at St. Joseph Hospital. Please call (707) 445-8121 ext. 6340.

Outpatient Laboratory Services - provides necessary lab work for oncology patients. Please call (707) 441-4420.

Resource Center for Cancer Patients and the Community

Colon Cancer Annual Report 2012: St. Joseph Health– Humboldt County
Colon Cancer Survival Graphs 2012: St. Joseph Health– Humboldt County
Breast Cancer Annual Report 2011: St. Joseph Hospital
Lung Cancer Annual Report 2011: St. Joseph Health – Humboldt County

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