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Andrews Women's Hospital at Baylor Scott & White - Fort Worth

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Every year, more than one million people are diagnosed with cancer. If you're faced with a cancer diagnosis, our comprehensive cancer care services and team of oncologists on our medical staff can give you the tools you need to fight back.

We offer technologically advanced inpatient and outpatient cancer services for removing tumors and treating the emotional and physical cancer symptoms in a caring, supportive atmosphere. A certified clinical aromatherapy nurse navigator can offer the use of essential oils targeting specific cancer treatment related symptoms to enhance well-being throughout the cancer journey.

When surgery is the best treatment option, we have a team of board-certified surgical oncologists focused on finding, diagnosing and treating cancer through surgical intervention. Our state-of-the-art surgical techniques and equipment is focused on minimally invasive procedures. Typically, this type of treatment is combined with other options, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or hormone therapy.

Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth has received the Commission on Cancer accreditation from the American College of Surgeons. The program sets quality of care standards for cancer programs and reviews programs to ensure they conform to their high standards.

Our advanced care team includes:

  • Navigators
  • Oncologists
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Pathologist
  • Radiologists
  • Comprehensive care management
  • Pastoral care
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Geneticists
  • Dieticians
  • Surgeons

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Our patient navigators work with you to provide comprehensive and personalized cancer care

  • Cancer hates pioneers

    We provide warriors with an arsenal of tools to defeat cancer – including immunotherapies that re-engineer your existing cells, giving your body the power to fight cancer from the inside. Its no wonder cancer hates us, and we intend to keep it that way.

  • Cancer hates protectors

    Because they keep hope alive. Nurse navigators like Jennifer advocate for patients giving them strength and confidence from diagnosis through treatment.

  • Cancer hates warriors

    Because they’re tough. And so are we. With the most accredited cancer treatment centers in Texas, patients like Darrell can battle head and neck cancer close to home.

  • Cancer hates fighters

    Because they refuse to quit. And so do we. Our team-centered approach helps patients like Elvira battle breast cancer with an army by her side.

Cancer support services

Genetic counseling
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The genetic counseling services offer specially trained genetic counselors and physicians specializing in medical genetics to help assess the likelihood of having an increased risk to develop certain types of cancer, heart disease or other conditions. .

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Nutrition Counseling
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Our certified dieticians on the staff at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth will customize a nutritional plan that meets the guidelines for your specific diagnosis.

For more information or to set-up an appointment, contact 817.922.2223.

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Exercise Classes
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Yoga: A variety of yoga poses will focus on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Every Tuesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Mat Pilates: Mat classes are designed based on the physical conditioning principles and techniques of Joseph H. Pilates. Pilates aims to improve posture and muscle tone, strengthen core muscles and lengthen and decompress the spine. Every Wednesday, 6:15-7:00 p.m.

For more information, call 817.922.2223..

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Support Groups
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The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center is pleased to offer disease-specific education programs that address the needs of individuals with specific types of cancer, including:

  • Advanced cancer support group
  • Head and neck support group
  • Gynecology and breast support group
  • Liver cancer support group
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For more information, call 817.922.2223..

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Survivorship Program
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Onward! The Survivorship Journey offers programs for current patients and cancer survivors designed to provide tools that may reduce tension, anxiety, anger or fatigue and promote a healthy overall well-being.

We will help you understand the Survivorship program and provide you the survivor kit. Survivorship kid includes a water bottle, sponge ball, resistance band and more. Must be registered to receive the kit.

Our survivorship program meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.

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  • Arts in Medicine program

    This unique offering to cancer patients and caregivers introduces art therapy to the healing process in order to alleviate emotional distress and enhance physical health of the immune system, sensory system and pain levels.

    Art therapists are mental health professionals who hold a master’s degree in Art Therapy with specialized training in the therapeutic qualities of the art media and their clinical application.

    Classes are held monthly and include painting, printing, sculpture and other creative concepts to reduce stress in your life. No experience necessary

Cancers we treat

We offer expertise and treatment options located near you. Select a cancer type to learn more about treatments offered.

  • Adolescent and young adult cancers
  • Blood cancers, leukemia and lymphoma
  • Bone and soft tissue cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal and gastric cancers
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Liver and pancreas cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Oral, head and neck cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Urologic cancer

Adolescent and young adult cancers

Each year, almost 90,000 young people between the ages of 15-and-39 are diagnosed with cancer. AYA oncology is defined by the National Cancer Institute as cancer care or research focused on those diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 to 39 years old. This age group faces unique challenges when it comes to cancer treatment. Learn more about one of only two inpatient units in the country that is designed specifically to provided AYA cancer treatment options, give psychosocial support and address issues in a young adult’s cancer journey.

Blood cancers, leukemia and lymphoma

Our blood cancer treatment programs offers individualized treatment options based on your unique needs.

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Bone and soft tissue cancer

Tumors of the bone and soft tissue are rare yet devastating. Our Fellowship trained Orthopedic oncology surgeons at Baylor Scott & White All Saints-Fort Worth have the expertise, experience and surgical resources necessary for limb-sparing tumor resections.

Breast cancer

Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth has a team of experts committed to excellence in the research, prevention, early detection, treatment and pursuit of a cure for patients with breast cancer.

Colorectal cancer

The dedicated, multidisciplinary team of experts at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth is here to support and care for you through the difficult diagnosis of colorectal cancer no matter what the stage or prognosis.

Esophageal and gastric cancers

Baylor Scott & White - Fort Worth has a multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of you and your family through the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of esophageal and gastric cancers.

Gynecologic cancer

Gynecological Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth's Andrews Women's Hospital provides a gynecological cancer nurse navigator who compassionately guides each woman through her cancer journey.

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Liver and pancreas cancers

A liver or pancreas cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but our care team and advancements in surgical techniques and chemotherapies brings you hope for the future. Your treatment team may include diagnostic and interventional radiologists, medical, surgical and radiation oncologists on the medical staff – and many others.

Lung cancer

People at an increased risk for lung cancer can utilize a new lung cancer screening program now offered at Baylor Scott & White All Saints - Fort Worth. A member of our clinical staff will be there through the process, from assisting with coordination of your screening to any follow-up appointments and/or referrals necessary.

People who are at high risk for lung cancer can take advantage of a new lung cancer screening program.

Oral, head and neck cancer

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth is staffed by a multidisciplinary team to meet the complex needs specific to the Head & Neck population. We collaborate to provide up to date wholistic care throughout your cancer journey.

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Prostate cancer

A prostate cancer patient’s prognosis improves with early detection and intervention. The medical specialists and urologists on staff at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth are specially trained to provide a comprehensive care plan that meets both your medical and lifestyle goals.

Skin cancer

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth combines the expertise of dermatologists, medical and surgical oncologists on the medical staff to provide a destination for the screening, evaluation, and treatment of malignant skin conditions.

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Testicular cancer

The Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center at Baylor Scott & White located in Fort Worth, Texas offers advanced resources and comprehensive management for all urological cancers, including prostate, testicular, kidney and bladder cancers. Board certified specialists and an integrated care team focused on urology offers advanced diagnostic and treatment options including robotics, laparoscopic, surgical and radiation options based on your individualized diagnosis and need.

Urologic cancer

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center– Fort Worth excels in the management of complex and advanced high-risk cases.

Survivor Gals Cancer Boutique

Survivor Gals Cancer Boutique is a special boutique available to help you look and feel your best during your cancer treatment. Survivor Gals offers products and services that minimize the effects of cancer therapy.

A certified fitter is available to help meet your needs. Call to schedule an appointment for a one-on-one experience.

Hours

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 1-1:30 p.m. 

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Community outreach

Through innovative programs and services ranging from health fairs to medical education and health screenings, our hospital aims to address and identify the health needs of the community. With collaborative community partnerships, the Joan Katz Cancer Resource Center strives to improve health literacy and reduce the risk of cancer.

Some community outreach that we provide includes:

  • Health education and community screenings for the public and employers
  • HPV outreach and vaccination clinics
  • Community events & seminars
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Elementary students delivered pillows to breast cancer patients at Baylor Scott & White to help feel better after surgery.

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A group of elementary students, called the Baby Bear Helpers, invited their community to help donate things like socks, lotions and blankets for babies in the NICU whose parents are in need.

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