Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Physicians
Each person's cancer is unique. That’s why we've selected an exceptional team of specialists whose approach to cancer care is collaborative, using their collective wisdom along with the latest research and technology to treat each patient in a personalized way.
Our medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists create a tailored treatment plan for each patient working in concert with our dedicated team of pathologists, nurses, pharmacists, genetic counselors, dieticians, psychologists and social workers.
Our multidisciplinary approach to cancer care is based upon the proven model of treatment pioneered by the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center more than 70 years ago. Along with coordinated care conveniently located in one building, you'll be surrounded by a care team to check in on you and help you navigate your care.
Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Physicians are accepting new appointments and we want to make your first visit as easy as possible. Get the information you need to prepare for your visit, along with all of the necessary forms.
Your First Appointment
We believe that cancer should be diagnosed and treated by dedicated oncology specialists working together as a team and in close coordination with the patient. In most cases, your first appointment will be with a medical oncologist, a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer. The medical oncologist will conduct an exam and review your medical history and test results and will manage and coordinate your care throughout the process.
Staging and Prognosis
The medical oncologist will work with a pathologist to precisely determine the location of the cancer, the cell type, size, whether the cancer has spread or is likely to spread to other parts of the body. Radiation and surgical oncologists will participate in a team meeting with other specialists to jointly discuss the diagnosis, cancer stage, and the prognosis and treatment options and provide a written plan of care.
Surgery and Reconstructive Techniques
We use the latest in minimally invasive, robotic, imaging and intraoperative techniques to achieve the best outcomes. Advances in surgical technologies allow surgeons to remove tumors while saving as much normal tissue and function as possible. For example, we use intraoperative MRI and CT to determine the extent of a tumor while the patient is undergoing brain surgery to ensure the accurate and complete removal of the tumor.
Our board-certified medical oncologists are experienced in working with a wide range of hematology and oncology disorders and specialize in coordinating and managing all cancer treatments. Chemotherapy involves the administration of drugs or hormones by mouth or intravenously at regular intervals, to treat or prevent the spread of cancer.
Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center provides many high-tech options for radiation treatment of malignant and non-malignant conditions, including external-beam radiation using a linear accelerator; brachytherapy using radioactive implants and Novalis Tx™ image-guided radiosurgery for the head and body.