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Cancer Care

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 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.

Oncology Services Contact Information:

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

Cancer Surgery

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:


As a cancer program, our awards and accreditations truly set us apart—both in Collin County and in Texas.

Our Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer demonstrates that we are committed to offering every significant advantage in your battle against cancer.


When it comes to fighting cancer, experience makes a big difference in survival. Here, colorectal surgeons treat colon cancer, thoracic surgeons treat lung cancer and so on. Additionally, we:

  • Treat more head and neck cancers than anyone in the metroplex
  • Have pulmonology and gastroenterology groups that are among the largest in the metroplex
  • Have regular tumor board meetings to review difficult cases and recommend treatment
  • Have oncology-certified nurses


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


Even though we treat hundreds of cancer patients, we are always mindful of this fact: You are the most important patient we have right now.

Today, everyone seems to emphasize personal care, but we actually deliver it. From pairing you with a cancer survivor for support to using your own cancer cells to personalize chemotherapy in clinical trials, we don’t just care for you. We care about you.

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.

Convenience and Comfort

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.

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