CDC guidance now recommends that moderately to severely immunocompromised patients receive an additional (third) dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). If you have undergone anti-cancer therapy in the past year, you are within 1 year of stem cell transplantation or are receiving medications that suppress your immune system, you are encouraged to obtain a third COVID-19 vaccination shot. If you received the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccination, please consult your doctor regarding next steps. Find vaccination locations here.
If you are within 100 days of a stem cell transplantation, we do not recommend that you receive a COVID-19 vaccination until you are cleared by your care team to do so. If you are currently on a clinical research trial, please contact your clinical research team for more guidance. Please contact your care coordinator if you have additional questions about receiving an additional COVID-19 vaccine shot.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to leading-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (972) 202-8877.
Cancer support groups in North Texas
At Medical City Healthcare, we know support is an essential part of cancer treatment. That's why we focus on connecting you with resources throughout North Texas to help you through your current stage of care.
For more information about cancer support groups in North Texas, call askSARAH at (972) 202-8877.
To supplement the cancer care you receive at our hospitals, we can connect you with support groups in North Texas. The following are a few options tailoring support to different diagnoses:
Prostate cancer support in Dallas
Thyroid cancer support in Plano
ThyCa Dallas is a free group open to thyroid cancer survivors and their families and friends. In this group, people share thyroid cancer information, their experiences with thyroid cancer and insights on how they are coping with thyroid cancer. The group is currently meeting virtually.
For more information, please call (972) 742-4558.
Ostomy support in Plano and Lewisville
If you or someone you know has had bowel or bladder diversionary surgery, such as colostomy or an ileostomy, you may be interested in joining an ostomy support group. Ostomy support groups provide:
- Ostomy support
- Ostomy awareness and education
- Updates on current ostomy care and products
- Information about managing skin complications
Group meetings are currently on hold for Lewisville. Virtual support groups are available.
The Plano support group resumes in June 2022. Support groups are held on the second Tuesday of the month, from noon to 1:00pm in Medical City Plano, Building III, 4001 W. 15th Street, first floor, Community Classroom, suite 170. Masks are currently required and refreshments are not available.
Breast cancer support group in Dallas
Hope in the City Virtual Breast Cancer Support Group meets virtually on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. This meeting is open to anyone who is receiving or has received treatment for their breast cancer through Medical City Healthcare. Meetings are held via WebEx. Each meeting begins with a presentation on a topic of interest to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.