Cancer care

Find hope and healing at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, where cancer care involves advanced treatments and support from a team of expert oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and more. Community Hospital is part of Montage Health, a nonprofit organization offering the highest quality care in Monterey County.

Commission on Cancer® accredited program

Trust you’re in good hands at Community Hospital thanks to our accreditation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). The CoC compares cancer programs according to high, evidence-based standards. Community Hospital also holds the highest honor available to a community hospital: the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

These recognitions mean you benefit from:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality care using advanced techniques and technology available locally
  • Multidisciplinary team of experts who specialize in different aspects of cancer care
  • Cancer education and support for patients and their loved ones
  • Access to clinical trials and new treatment options

Monterey’s choice for oncology

Reach your best health with care personalized to you, wherever you are in your journey. Explore:

Cancers we treat

Turn to Montage Health for expert care of all types of cancer, including:

  • Blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukemia or lymphoma
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Digestive system cancer, such as colon cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, rectal cancer, and stomach cancer
  • Female reproductive system cancers, such as cervical and ovarian cancer
  • Head and neck cancers (mouth, throat, tonsil)
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate gland cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Thyroid gland cancer
  • Urologic cancers, including bladder and kidney cancer

Urologic and gynecologic cancer specialists

If you’re diagnosed with cancer of the urinary system, male reproductive system, or female reproductive system, rest assured Montage Health is ready. Expect the best possible care thanks to the strong collaborative partnerships between our experienced oncologists, urologists, gynecologists, and other doctors.

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Every detail of Montage Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in Monterey makes your experience as a patient or support person as comfortable as possible. Count on our staff for superior care in a dedicated setting that includes:

  • Private consultation and examination rooms
  • Outpatient (same-day) infusion center for treatment you get through a vein, or IV
  • Inpatient cancer unit with private, furnished rooms if you need to stay overnight at the hospital
  • Two radiation therapy suites with advanced technology
  • Free amenities and services, such as valet parking, hospital bedside music, hand massages, and more
  • Quiet places for reflection, including a forest pavilion, waterfall, and healing garden

Focus on patients and families

Your care team helps you navigate the healthcare system, get the best care, and avoid stress, so you can focus on feeling better and spending time doing what you enjoy.

Caregiver support and involvement

A cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient. As a caregiver, spouse, family member, or friend of someone with cancer, you play an essential role. Count on our staff to:

  • Answer questions, listen to your concerns, and offer emotional support
  • Encourage you to attend your loved one’s appointments as a support person
  • Involve you in your loved one’s care and help you feel empowered
  • Give tips on how you can take care of yourself and avoid burnout and stress while serving as a caregiver

Ask for a referral

You’ll need a referral from your doctor to schedule a cancer care appointment at Montage Health’s Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Contact us at (831) 625-4753 if you have questions or need help.

Awards of Excellence

The Commission on Cancer is the accrediting body for Cancer Centers in the US with programs undergoing rigorous assessment every three years.

In addition, those programs which exceed a series of higher standards pertaining to the quality of patient care are awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award, given to less that 20% of cancer programs. Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center has repeatedly achieved this landmark.

Explore financial assistance

Find out how to make it easier to pay for your care at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Review billing and financial assistance information about sponsored care, discounted payments, and how to get guidance from a patient advocate.