Cancer care and treatment
Receiving the news of a cancer diagnosis can be frightening and life-changing. Our caring staff members are here to support you through your treatment and emotional ups and downs, including:
- Certified oncology nurses
- Certified chemotherapy nurses
- Radiation oncologists
Cancer is commonly referred to by its stage, but what does that mean? Each stage of cancer refers to the amount of cancer cells that have spread within the body. The cancer stages are as follows:
- Stage 0: Abnormal cells are identified within the body, but have not spread. It is unclear if the cells are cancerous or not, but have the ability to become cancerous.
- Stage I: The cancer is localized and small. The cancer or cancerous tumor has not spread to nearby tissues.
- Stage II and III: The cancer or cancerous tumor is larger and has spread to the nearby tissues. If the number is higher, it indicates that the cancer may have spread to the lymph nodes.
- Stage IV: This stage indicates that the cancer has spread to other areas of the body, and it is referred to as metastatic cancer.
Preventive measures are a part of the cancer care services offered at HCA Houston. We offer many different cancer screening modalities in order to identify cancer early and begin treatment. We offer:
Types of cancer we treat
There are a vast number of cancers, including rare, specialized forms of cancer. Some of the cancers that we commonly treat include:
- Blood cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Breast cancer
- Gynecological cancers
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Neurological cancers
- Bone cancer
- Skin cancer
The cancer treatment that your doctor recommends will vary depending on your age, risk factors, type of cancer and stage of cancer. In some cases, you may receive a combination of treatment options. Treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical oncology.