Types of Cancer Treated

Breast, Colorectal, Esophageal & Pancreatic Cancer Care in Dallas

There are numerous types of cancers, all of which require different skill sets and equipment to diagnose and treat. At Methodist Dallas Medical Center, we have focused our attention on breast, colorectal, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers so that we can devote significant resources to these areas. With state-of-the-art equipment and a highly skilled team of oncological specialists, Methodist Dallas prepared to provide you or your loved one with 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.
  • Colorectal 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 age 65 and older. Difficulty swallowing and frequent chest pains could be indicators of these type 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
  • Liver Cancer - The liver can be affected by primary liver cancer, which arises in the liver, or by cancer which 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 starts 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 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.