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.
Kidney cancer care in North Texas
The urologic cancer specialists throughout Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Medical City Healthcare offer advanced treatment options for all types of kidney cancer. In some cases and for some procedures, minimally invasive surgery may be an option.
For more information about kidney cancer services at Medical City Healthcare, call askSARAH at (972) 202-8877.
Types of kidney cancer we treat
- Renal cell carcinomas, which are the most common type of kidney cancer and account for about 90 percent of cases
- Less common types of kidney cancers, such as transitional cell carcinomas (a cancer typically found in the urinary system) and Wilms' tumors (a rare type of kidney cancer that affects children)
- Benign (noncancerous) kidney tumors, which generally don't require treatment
Kidney cancer treatments
Oncologists at Medical City Arlington, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Fort Worth and Medical City Plano offer a comprehensive range of treatment options, including kidney cancer surgery, such as full or partial nephrectomy (a procedure to remove some or all of the kidney), and nonsurgical kidney cancer treatment options, such as immunotherapy or radiation therapy. They will explore all possible treatment options and tailor cancer care services to your unique diagnosis and medical needs.
In extreme cases, you may also be a candidate for a kidney transplant. For example, if part or all of a kidney needs to be removed but your other kidney isn't healthy enough to support your body on its own, your oncologist and kidney doctor may explore a transplant as a treatment option.
We know a cancer diagnosis affects more than your physical health. That's why cancer support groups are a major part of cancer care at Medical City Healthcare. If you've just learned about a cancer diagnosis, are supporting a loved one through treatment or are transitioning into survivorship, we can connect you with a local community for ongoing care.