When a patient is admitted to the OCU, an individualized plan of care is developed based on patient goals, initial assessment and physician recommendations. The plan and goals are continually evaluated to determine the patient's progress and areas of priority.
Breast Cancer Care
Because of its close proximity to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, the Breast Care Center of North Texas and Texas Oncology, P.A., the Lisa Trent Breast Center can help provide well-woman screening services, diagnosis, treatment and after-care. In the Lisa Trent Breast Center, digital mammograms are provided through Solis. Should a woman be suspected of having breast cancer as a result of a positive mammogram, and if referred by her physician, she can be seen by an oncologist on the medical staff at Texas Health HEB to confirm the diagnosis. Upon diagnosis, the woman can be referred to an oncologist on the medical staff at Texas Health HEB to begin the treatment process. Texas Health HEB also offers breast cancer navigation services by a nurse navigator qualified in support services, education and referrals.
Colorectal cancer is cancer that develops in the colon or rectum. It's the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. If everyone age 50 and older had regular colorectal cancer screening tests, more than one third of deaths from this cancer could be avoided, according to the American Cancer Society.
Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors are cancers in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in certain hormone-making cells of the digestive, or gastrointestinal, system. The digestive system absorbs vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water from the food that is eaten and stores waste until the body eliminates it. There are often no signs of a gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor in its early stages. Often the cancer will make too much of some of the hormones, which can cause symptoms.
Texas Health HEB is fortunate to have a Gynecology Oncologist on the medical staff to treat patients diagnosed with various types of gynecological cancers. In addition, Texas Health HEB offers gynecologic oncology surgical procedures via the da Vinci® Surgical System. The Siratt Women's Center strives to provide a pleasant stay for both the patient and their family. Not only does the Siratt Women's Center provide quality care, but the all-female staff is able to emotionally comfort both the patient and their family.
Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are cancers that originate in the bone marrow (in the case of leukemia and myeloma) or in lymphatic tissues (in the case of lymphoma). These cancers are treated by physicians who specialize in hematology and oncology.
Adult primary liver cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells start to grow in the tissues of the liver. The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, filling the upper right side of the abdomen and protected by the rib cage. Primary liver cancer is different from cancer that has spread from another place in the body to the liver. Radio-Frequency Tumor Ablation (RFA) is giving hope to cancer patients with otherwise inoperable liver tumors. The minimally invasive procedure, performed at Texas Health HEB, uses low frequency electrical energy to generate heat that kills cancerous growths inside the liver.
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women. There were an estimated 164,100 new cases of lung cancer and an estimated 156,900 deaths from lung cancer in the United States in 2000.
Physical therapists have received specialty certification in lymphedema therapy. Patients must receive a referral from a physician to begin the program. The first visit consists of an evaluation by a licensed physical therapist. During the first appointment a therapy schedule will be established. Therapy frequency and duration is individualized to patient need and the interventions may include manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, therapeutic exercise and education. Evaluations and treatments take place in individual treatment rooms to ensure comfort and privacy.
Digital mammograms are provided through Solis inside the Lisa Trent Breast Center. The center is located inside the Texas Health HEB Professional 1 Building at 1615 Hospital Parkway, Suite 108.
This year, hundreds of women in Tarrant County will be diagnosed with breast cancer. But thanks to advancing techniques now offered at Texas Health HEB, they have new options available to them for treatment. MammoSite has been created specifically for use with breast cancer, and Texas Health HEB is the first hospital in Tarrant County to offer it. After the tumor has been removed during a lumpectomy, a latex balloon catheter with two channels is placed in the cavity. Twice daily for five days, the catheter's channels are connected to a high-dose brachytherapy machine for about five minutes to deliver radiation directly to the site. For more information, call 817-662-0008.
Good nutrition is of high significance for cancer patients. The Clinical Nutrition department is very much involved in each patient's care. Thorough nutrition assessments are completed for each patient. Each assessment includes an assessment of caloric, protein and other nutrient needs, identification of current nutrition problems, and goals and approaches for each problem with routine follow ups on all patients.
Texas Health HEB has an 18,900-square-foot Radiology Department. The $7 million project features all-digital and filmless imaging. The department is equipped with the Synapse Total Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) by FujiFilm Medical Systems USA, Inc. PACS uses images produced from multiple exam equipment, such as CT, ultrasound, MRI and X-ray, and sends the results in a digital format to a server, allowing physicians on the medical staff to view patient exams at computer terminals throughout the hospital.