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Cancers We Treat

Comprehensive, compassionate cancer care

There are numerous types of cancers, all of which require different skill sets and equipment to diagnose and treat. At Methodist Health System, we have a highly skilled team of cancer treatment specialists who provide the best quality of cancer care to patients. In addition, state-of-the-art equipment and supportive care services make Methodist Health System prepared to offer you or your loved one the best cancer care possible.

  • Breast cancer – Though a common and serious cancer for women, breast cancer has become much more treatable in recent years. We have numerous imaging tests that can detect breast cancer in the early stages so that we can begin an aggressive treatment plan.
  • Colon and rectal cancer – Also referred to as colon or rectal cancer, these cancers usually begin as polyps in the small intestine. Blood in stool and strange bowel habits may be warning signs of colorectal cancer.
  • Esophageal cancer – These cancers typically affect men aged 65 and older. Difficulty swallowing and frequent chest pains could be indicators of these types of cancer. We use upper endoscopy to perform diagnostics.
  • Head and neck cancer – These are tumors that can occur in the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses, and mouth. This type of cancer is very specialized, and it is important that care is provided by an experienced, multidisciplinary team that includes surgical, medical and radiation oncologists. Additionally, following treatment, rehabilitation, and ancillary care professionals, such as speech-language pathologists and dietitians, help patients return to normal life.
    • Thyroid cancer
    • Nasopharyngeal cancer
    • Oropharyngeal cancer
    • Laryngeal cancer
    • Hypopharynx cancer
    • Sinonasal cancer
    • Oral cancer
    • Salivary gland cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Liver cancer - The liver can be affected by primary liver cancer, which arises in the liver, or by cancer that forms in other parts of the body and then spreads to the liver. Most liver cancer is secondary or metastatic, meaning it started elsewhere in the body. Primary liver cancer, which begins in the liver, accounts for about 2% of cancers in the U.S., but primary liver cancer strikes twice as many men as women, at an average age of 67.
  • Pancreatic and metastatic neuroendocrine cancer – Pancreatic cancer can spread rapidly, which is why it is important to have it diagnosed early. It does not often manifest symptoms in the early stages, but you may want to ask for a screening if there is a history of pancreatic cancer in your family. Our Pancreatic Surgery department is ranked first in the nation by the Joint Commission.
  • Other types of cancer we treat: Laryngeal cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, thyroid cancer, and tongue cancer.

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