I have had the pleasure of being a patient at the Cancer Center of Irvine. Yes, I said pleasure. Considering my situation, it was still a pleasure to feel comfortable at a place that deals with cancer. Doctor Tokita and his staff are great. I actually had three different, not related problems with cancer and have been treated both medically and personally better than I had ever dreamed possible.
Dr. Tokita has been involved in this work for many decades, creating new and innovative procedures that I believe save lives. The other doctors on staff have their own credentials in innovation and research. These people DO NOT stand still, they are there researching better ways to fight cancer, creating new techniques and solving problems.
The Staff at all levels are professional, they know their business but at the same time you feel as you are a part of the family. Dr. Tokita told me one time ""you're a part of the family now."" An outsider cannot imagine how far those words go, to realize that they are taking care of you just as they would a member of their family.
My motto for them is as follows:
Caring and Understanding, Family Oriented, Proficient,
Experienced and Ethical.