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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 care in Fort Worth, Texas
At Medical City Fort Worth, we are committed to meeting your healthcare needs. Physicians and nurses at our facility are highly trained in the management and recognition of problems unique to patients with cancer, and we're focused on providing a calming and secure environment.
For more information about our North Texas oncology program, call askSARAH at (972) 202-8877.
Our cancer program has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons since 2009. This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care. Medical City Fort Worth’s Cancer Committee is also responsible for developing and distributing a report of program outcomes on an annual basis.
Cancer treatment at our hospital
Patients have access to a range of oncology services and the latest technologies to diagnose and treat cancer. We'll also connect you with an oncology nurse navigator and local support groups to help you through the treatment process following a diagnosis.
Gastrointestinal cancer treatment
Your oncology team is dedicated to the specialized care of people with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. We use a multidisciplinary team approach to provide patient-focused care.
Liver cancer treatment
We offer traditional treatment methods for liver cancer, including surgical and nonsurgical options. We're also equipped to perform leading-edge microsphere therapy to treat metastatic liver cancer (cancer that spread to the liver from another area of the body), which is a particularly serious condition.
Lung cancer treatment
The lung cancer program at our hospital offers a minimally invasive procedure called electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB), which may aid with earlier diagnosis for patients with lung lesions. Specialists at our hospital also offer traditional options, such as low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans, to detect lung cancer.
Peritoneal cancer treatment
Peritoneal cancer is a disease affecting the tissue that lines the abdomen. This type of cancer may originate in the abdomen, or it may spread to this area from nearby organs (either digestive organs or reproductive organs). Patients with this rare disease may receive advanced chemotherapy treatment in addition to other surgical and nonsurgical methods.
Types of gastrointestinal cancer we treat
We treat a variety of cancerous and noncancerous tumors affecting the digestive system. At Medical City Fort Worth, you'll have access to a team of oncologists and oncology-certified nurses to answer any questions you have and recommend treatment options based on your unique diagnosis, medical history and wellness goals.
Bile duct cancer
We treat all types of bile duct cancer (also called cholangiocarcinoma), including:
- Adenocarcinoma, which is cancer affecting the tissue found in blood vessels and organs
- Squamous carcinoma, which is a type of skin cancer
- Sarcoma, which is a bone or soft tissue cancer
We treat both types of esophageal cancer, which are:
- Squamous cell carcinoma, which forms on the inside layer of the upper esophagus and accounts for 50 percent of all esophageal cancer
- Adenocarcinoma, which develops in glandular cells and typically starts in the lower esophagus
We treat all types of gallbladder cancer, including:
- Adenocarcinoma, which accounts for nearly all gallbladder cancer diagnoses
- Rare gallbladder cancers, including squamous cell carcinoma and carcinosarcoma (a cancerous tumor with a mix of carcinoma and sarcoma)
A palliative care team will work closely with your physician to provide support and resources throughout your cancer diagnosis and treatment. Collaborating with trained physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers, chaplains, dietitians and rehabilitation therapists, you'll receive help with:
- Managing physical symptoms
- Depression and anxiety
- Making decisions related to treatment plans and care goals
- Advanced care planning, such as living wills or advanced directives
- Coordination of care to rehabilitation or extended care facilities, hospice care, grief counseling and bereavement support
Visiting our oncology unit
You can check in for your appointment at the information desk just inside the hospital's front entrance. The oncology department is on the sixth floor in the east wing of the hospital.
You can reach the oncology unit by entering the hospital and proceeding down the main corridor until you arrive at the elevators. As you exit the elevator on the sixth floor, turn right. You should see the oncology unit immediately on your left.
Parking at Medical City Fort Worth
We're at the corner of Cooper Street and West Humbolt Street, east of Interstate 30 and north of West Rosedale Street.
Our address is:
900 8th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Free visitor parking is available in front of the hospital. You can have your car valeted for free by stopping under the overhang at the main entrance.
Oncology at Medical City Healthcare
Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncology treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, medication or surgery. Oncologists can specialize in one of three fields of oncology: medical, radiation or surgery.Learn about Oncology