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Cancer Care

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano

  • 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 care you can count on

 
 

When you hear the words, "It's cancer," you need to find a place you can trust—a place where highly trained physicians treat your cancer with skill and compassion.

That place is Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano. Our Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer and by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers demonstrates that we are committed to offering every significant advantage in your battle against cancer.

With experienced doctors, advanced technology and personalized care, we have the training and expertise to help you fight the biggest battle of your life.

Tools & Resources

Our services are designed with you in mind so managing your healthcare needs is as simple as possible.

  • Contact Information
  • Visitor Lounges
  • Nurse Navigator
  • Technology
  • Cancer Care Annual Reports

Contact Information

  • Charlotte Farris - R.N., Nurse Navigator for Oncology Services - 469.814.4417
  • Betsy Booth - R.N., Patient Navigation Manager - 469.814.5768

Visitor Lounges

We want you to get better, and we know that’s easier if you’re close to home. From diagnosis and treatment through support and survivorship, you’ll find everything you need on one convenient campus.

We also remember the simple things. Our rooms feature hardwood floors, ample lighting and flat screen TVs. Family members can unwind or check email in our library or on their own personal laptop via our free Visitor’s Wireless Network, available throughout the hospital.

Nurse Navigator

Having cancer is challenging enough, finding your way through the system shouldn’t be

Our Nurse Navigator for Oncology Services, Betsy Booth, R.N., helps men and women with a variety of cancers—both inpatients and outpatients—navigate their care with:

  • A one-on-one personal touch
  • Follow-up care
  • Recovery services
  • Education
  • Support groups and services

She’s there to assist you on your journey. She will offer a familiar face—and a hand to hold—during vulnerable times. And during hospitalization, she checks on cancer patients and families to provide you with the resources and support you need.

For information, please call 469.814.5768.

Technology

At Baylor Scott & White – Plano, we employ advanced technologies to help detect and treat cancer. These include the:

  • Spyglass® Direct Visualization System, a tiny catheter-guided camera that provides precise images for an accurate diagnosis of GI cancers
  • da Vinci® S Surgical System, a robotic, camera-guided technology that increases precision for delicate or complex surgeries for prostate, gynecologic or colon cancer
  • MammoSite, a short-term, high-dose localized radiation that allows breast cancer patients to get back to their lives more quickly
  • superDimension® lung navigation, a minimally invasive technology that uses GPS-like navigation to reach deep into the lungs for biopsy
  • ATS, or video-assisted thoracic surgery, a minimally invasive, camera-guided tool for lung tumor removal

Cancer Care Annual Reports

Our pledge at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano is to meet community cancer care needs with advanced technology and new treatments as they evolve. Learn about how we've worked to achieve this goal.

Cancers we treat

From the moment our concierge greets you at the front entrance, it’s easy to see why Baylor Scott & White – Plano is a great choice. Here are some of the reasons to seek your cancer care here:

  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Lung cancer

Gastrointestinal cancers

Gastrointestinal cancer involves cancer in all parts of the GI tract including the pancreas, colon and rectum, liver, esophagus, stomach, gallbladder and bile duct, and anus.

Head and neck cancers

Head and neck cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that start in the head or neck region. This type of cancer can  occur in the larynx, nasal cavity, oral cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx or salivary glands.

Lung cancer

Lung cancer usually starts in the lining of the bronchi when cells in the tissue begin to grow rapidly. This can al​so start in other areas of the lungs, such as the bronchioles or alveoli. This is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.

Accredited for advanced cancer care

The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Baylor Scott & White – Plano. CoC Accreditation signifies Baylor Scott & White – Plano's commitment to meet rigorous standards and improve the quality of care for patients with cancer.

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