Cottage Health System provides comprehensive services across the continuum of cancer care, from prevention and early detection to cancer treatment and management. Our Cancer Program offers state-of-the art diagnostic and treatment technologies, specialized expertise, and a caring, personal approach to patient care right here in Santa Barbara.


Our patients are cared for by a cancer team made up of physicians and clinicians from medical and radiation oncology and specialists from diagnostic radiology, surgery, urology, gynecology, and nuclear medicine.


To ensure the continuity of care for our patients, Cottage also works with other cancer treatment programs in the area including the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Sansum-Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic, and area physicians. Our success rates consistently meet or exceed national standards.



Cottage Health System has an active research program. Cottage physicians participate in research organized by the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and work with adult and pediatric patients to administer study protocols. Our research provides patients access to the latest medications and new study protocols.


Complementary Therapies

Cottage's team of doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists, and clergy recognizes the diversity and uniqueness of every person, especially those who are facing cancer. We are committed to offering support and comfort to the body, the mind, and the spirit. If you participate in other modalities and complementary therapies we encourage you to be open with your physician about these therapies and discuss them with your caregivers.