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Cancer Care

​​​​Ready for the Fight

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you want quality, compassionate medical care close to home. We offer technologically advanced inpatient and outpatient cancer services for removing tumors and treating cancer symptoms in a warm, soothing atmosphere.

Our comprehensive services include patient education, screenings, diagnosis, treatment and support. Our Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons demonstrates that we are committed to offering every significant advantage in your battle against cancer.

Patients also have access to a variety of physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White – McKinney who specialize in specific cancers. Our team includes medical oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and other specialists who work hand-in-hand to fight your disease.

Cancers treated include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Bone and soft tissue cancers
  • Gastrointestinal cancers including cancer of the esophagus, liver, pancreas, and stomach
  • Gynecologic cancers including ovarian, cervical and uterine
  • Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Brain cancers
  • Urology cancers including cancer of the bladder, kidney and testes

We offer advanced treatments for cancer, including, but not limited to:

  • Surgery
    • da Vinci® S Surgical System, a robotic, camera-guided technology that increases precision for delicate or complex surgeries for prostate, gynecologic or colon cancer
    • Minimally Invasive NanoKnife, an advanced, minimally invasive technology that precisely targets specific cells using low-energy electrical pulses, greatly reducing – or in many cases eliminating – damage to nearby tissue. This advanced technology makes many tumors previously considered inoperable, operable.
  • ​Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Access to clinical trials 
  • For more information on cancer care at Baylor Scott & White – McKinney, call 1.844.BSWDOCS.

    Clinical Trials

    We offer advanced treatments today, and conduct clinical trials that may lead to even better treatments tomorrow.

    For example, one study is currently underway that uses a patient’s own cancer cells to personalize chemotherapy. This may allow patients to better withstand treatment with less sickness and discomfort.

    In 2015, approximately six percent of our patients were included in clinical trials and research studies. By taking part, you can:

    • Help the medical community discover new, better treatments
    • Have the satisfaction of aiding in progress against disease
    • Receive the most recent information and evidence-based care from our experts

    In partnership with the Baylor  Scott & White Research Institute and local physician practices, Baylor Scott & White – McKinney can aid you in finding the right clinical trial.

    For more information about individual studies, please email

    For more information on any of these groups, call 469.764.HOPE or 1.844.BSW.DOCS.

Six Steps to Reducing Cancer Risk

It might be rare to think of cancer and control in the same sentence. Physicians offer these six steps to help reduce your cancer risk:

Step 1. Tackle your tobacco habit.

If you’re a tobacco user, quitting is the best thing you can do to immediately reduce your cancer risk. Smoking and chewing tobacco can both lead to various types of cancer including lung, esophageal and bladder cancer.

Step 2. Watch your weight.

The National Cancer Institute reports that an estimated 20 percent to 30 percent of most common cancers may be related to being overweight and/or a lack of physical activity. Manage your caloric intake and increase your aerobic exercise to keep your weight and your risk of developing breast and colon cancer in check.

Step 3. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidant nutrients, such as vitamins C and E, carotenoids, and other phytochemicals, which are thought to have a protective benefit against cancer.

Step 4. Increase your sun protection.

Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers, but you don’t have to shun the sun entirely to reduce your risk. When you’re outdoors (even if it’s not warm), wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Wear a hat that protects your head and ears, and when possible, avoid the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And remember, tanning beds aren’t the answer—they can increase your cancer risk, too.

Step 5. Moderate your alcohol consumption.

Alcohol increases the risk of various cancers, including head and neck cancer and the development of liver cancer. If you do drink alcohol, try to limit yourself to one (for women) or two drinks (for men) per day.

Step 6. Get screened.

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, cancer is unavoidable. We can, however, make sure we have the advantage in the fight. Screenings help catch cancer early and early detection is the key to beating cancer once it strikes. The recommended timing for screenings can vary depending on your personal risk factors and family health history.

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