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.
Liver cancer services in North Texas
Patients throughout North Texas have access to expert liver cancer care through Sarah Cannon and the Medical City Healthcare network. Our specialists offer a range of treatment options for liver cancers, and we connect our patients with dedicated nurse navigators to ensure they always have support throughout the care process.
For more information about our liver cancer services, call askSARAH at (972) 202-8877.
Types of liver cancer we treat
Through our oncology program in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, patients have access to services for virtually any type of cancer. The more common types of liver cancer we treat include:
- Hepatocellular carcinoma: This is the most common type of liver cancer and is more likely to occur in people with liver damage. It grows from liver cells and can spread to other areas of the body.
- Cholangiocarcinoma: Also called bile duct cancer, this cancer affects the bile ducts in the liver. This type of cancer can grow inside or outside the bile ducts.
- Liver angiosarcoma: This rare type of cancer grows from the liver's blood vessels. Angiosarcoma is a fast-growing cancer that's often diagnosed in an advanced stage.
- Hepatoblastoma: This is a rare type of cancer that most often affects children (usually kids who are 3 years old or younger). Treatment outcomes are very positive when this type of cancer is detected early.
Liver cancer treatment options
Treatment for liver cancer includes surgical and nonsurgical options, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Our specialists also have access to new techniques, such as microsphere therapy, to deliver targeted doses of medication while preserving healthy tissue.
Microsphere therapy is a treatment option for metastatic liver tumors (cancer that has spread from another area of the body to the liver). Metastatic liver cancer is often fatal, but microsphere therapy has emerged as a treatment option for this life-threatening disease.
Microspheres are microscopic radioactive spheres that can be delivered to the tumor site via a catheter, which is inserted into the groin and threaded through the arteries to the liver. These microspheres deliver a dose of radiation up to 40 times higher than conventional radiotherapy and selectively target liver tumors while sparing healthy tissue.
Your oncologist may recommend microsphere treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver and cannot be surgically removed.
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.