Advanced Cancer Treatment
Oncologists at South Texas Health System (STHS) McAllen provide advanced cancer treatment for both adult and geriatric patients. The 27-bed oncology unit provides a comprehensive range of services, including treatment for many types of cancers, such as breast cancer, lung cancer and more. We also care for patients recovering from treatment. This includes patients who need surgery, who have symptoms that require further evaluation during their hospital stay, and those who are receiving cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Patients who need cardiac care or closer respiratory observation are transferred to the Intensive Critical Care Unit.
For more information about cancer treatment at STHS McAllen, contact the Oncology Unit at 956-632-4677.
Patients in the oncology unit at STHS McAllen receive advanced medical care in an environment that encourages them to focus on the positive and helps them find the strength they need throughout their treatment. Because patients often bring friends or family members with them, the unit was designed with large living room-like waiting areas.
Common conditions treated at our cancer center include:
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Other oncology or hematology diagnoses and conditions needing intervention or treatment
Diagnosing and Treating Cancer
Experienced, board-certified oncologists and specialists on the unit use advanced techniques and technology to diagnose and treat blood disorders and oncology conditions. Cancer treatment includes:
- Radiation therapy
- Post-operative surgical care
- Supportive care
Nurses on the unit are specially trained in both oncology care and chemotherapy administration.
Private Rooms and Treatment Areas
The unit features large private rooms and come equipped with sleeper beds for overnight guests. Our day room provides a comfortable place for patients, families and friends to visit in an intimate setting. A large-screen television and a computer with internet access are available for families and patients to use at any time. The lounge also has cards, board games, reading materials and toys.
The unit provides privacy and comfort for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and treatment for oncology or hematology disorders. New treatment areas allow for private conversations between patients, providers and family members.
Breast Care Center
The Breast Care Center at STHS McAllen offers advanced medical imaging and diagnostic services, including digital mammography, breast biopsy and breast ultrasound to help detect breast cancer.