During intra-arterial chemotherapy, doctors supply chemo drugs directly to the artery responsible for providing cancer cells with a blood supply. Most commonly used in the treatment of liver, colon, and other gastric cancers as well as sarcomas in the limbs.
A process that uses extreme cold to destroy or damage tissue.
A targeted treatment for liver tumors that delivers millions of tiny radioactive beads called SIR-Spheres microspheres directly to the tumors.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is used to destroy tumors and provide relief for symptoms, such as pain.
Assisted Reproductive Therapy Services
For patient’s facing a cancer diagnosis, learning that their treatment may leave them infertile can be devastating. Assisted Reproductive Technology Services (ARTS) partners with cancer-care specialists to provide technologically advanced options to preserve the fertility of men and women, including egg and embryo freezing and sperm banking. ARTS can also assist patients who have already undergone cancer treatment through the use of donor oocytes, donor sperm, testicular biopsy or gestational carriers (surrogates).
Clinical Pathology Services
Clinical pathology has a fundamental role in oncology services at Texas Health Dallas. Pathologists on the medical staff are responsible for tumor diagnosis and pathologic staging of the patient’s disease process. Many of the pathologists have oncologic subspecialties, adding greater dimensions to their clinical expertise. These specializations are key in the development of comprehensive treatment plans as a part of the multidisciplinary team.
Incorporating exercise into cancer care
The Texas Health Finley Ewing Cardiovascular and Fitness Center is host to the Fit Steps for Life program, a free exercise program for cancer patients. Doctors recommend exercise three or more times per week as a critical part of cancer treatment. This program creates individualized plans to specifically address patients’ exercise, nutrition and psychological needs and goals. Trained staff provides assessments, exercise plans and weekly encouragement to improve their quality of life, positively impact cancer survival, decrease chronic fatigue and reduce the side effects of treatment.
Patients are encouraged to become physically and emotionally active through exercise and interaction with other cancer patients in a wellness-focused environment. The program is a part of a network of exercise facilities across Dallas that serves any patient with a physician’s referral.