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Cancer Treatments

Sophisticated, Compassionate Cancer Treatment in the Dallas, North Texas Area

Cancer surgery

Methodist Charlton Medical Center offers inpatient cancer surgery and day surgery to accommodate simple and complex procedures and provide integrated, ongoing care throughout all stages of cancer recovery.


Chemotherapy uses carefully balanced doses of medication to damage or kill cancer cells while damaging as few healthy cells as possible. Chemotherapy treatments are administered and overseen by specialized physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.

Mediport placement for delivery of chemotherapy
Surgical insertion of tubing for IV delivery of chemotherapy which eliminates the need to find a vein each time chemotherapy is administered.

Radiation Therapy at the Texas Oncology – Methodist Cancer Centers

  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery Therapy (SBRT)

Radiation Therapy for breast cancer*
Traditional whole breast radiation therapy, a process that precisely sends high levels of radiation directly to the cancer cells or the operative bed. This can be done after surgery (as in breast cancer), , which can be done prior to surgery to shrink the tumor, in combination with chemotherapy, or as a palliative treatment to relieves symptoms, such as pain.


SAVI is a five-day radiation treatment after lumpectomy for breast cancer that delivers radiation from within the breast. The SAVI applicator consists of an expandable bundle of tubes, each of which can deliver a different dose of precisely targeted radiation. Because SAVI offers so much more flexibility in the strength of the dosage, a larger group of women can benefit from it. SAVI is an appropriate option for women with early-stage breast cancer. If the SAVI applicator is right for you, the reduction in treatment time from several weeks to five days can be a benefit in helping you return to your normal life sooner.

Palliative care

When a cure cannot be the goal of therapy, our team helps patient and family focus on an individualized plan to suit each patient's needs. The process can include everything from physical symptom relief to planning for future medical care and referral to hospice, to grief counseling. For more information, visit the palliative care section of our website.

da Vinci® Surgical System

Robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery is available at Methodist Dallas and Methodist Richardson for:

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*All radiation therapy, including radiation therapy for breast cancer, is provided at the radiation therapy centers operated by Texas Oncology.