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 calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (972) 202-8877 or chat online at askSARAH.
Cancer support groups in North Texas
At Medical City Healthcare, we know that 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
This group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Medical City Dallas. Attendees have access to a speaker presentation on the topic of prostate cancer and/or self-care. Before and after the presentation, group members meet and share their experiences living with prostate cancer. The group provides box lunches and beverages.
For more information about prostate support groups in Dallas, call (972) 566-2874.
Gynecologic cancer support in Dallas
This group supports women living with any type of gynecologic cancer. During meetings, attendees share stories and provide mutual support for one another while enjoying a free lunch. The women's cancer support group also hosts special presentations on topics related to gynecologic cancer and survivorship.
This group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) from noon to 1:00pm in the Cancer Resource Center at Medical City Dallas (Suite A-100).
There's no need to RSVP, but if you have any questions about this group, call (972) 566-2981.
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 meets the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon.
For more information, 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
Our groups meet from noon to 1:00pm at Medical City Plano the second Tuesday of each month and at Medical City Lewisville the third Thursday of each month.
For more information about ostomy support in Plano and Lewisville, call (972) 931-9651.
Breast cancer support groups in Arlington
Monthly breast cancer support group meetings are free and available to patients both preoperatively and postoperatively. The support group is facilitated by a registered nurse and a Reach To Recovery volunteer. Meetings are structured, and the group reviews and discusses issues related to patients' specific experiences. The breast cancer support group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at Medical City Arlington.
For more information, call (682) 509-4788.