Advanced Cancer Treatment
The oncology unit at McAllen Medical Center provides nursing care for both adult and geriatric patients. The 27-bed unit provides a comprehensive range of services, including treatment for a number of oncologic diseases and care for acutely ill patients recovering from oncological interventions. This includes patients who need surgery, who have symptoms that require further evaluation during their hospital stay, or those who are receiving cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. Patients who need cardiac care or closer respiratory observation are transferred to the Intensive Critical Care Unit.
Patients in the oncology unit at McAllen Medical Center 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.
Among the most common conditions treated at the center are:
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Other oncology or hematology diagnoses and conditions needing intervention or treatment
- Post-operative surgical care
- Prostate cancer
Breast Care Center
The Breast Care Center at McAllen Medical Center offers advanced medical imaging and diagnostic services, including digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound to help detect breast cancer.
Experienced, board-certified specialists use advanced techniques and technology to diagnose and treat blood disorders and oncology conditions. Treatment includes chemotherapy, biotherapy, surgical intervention and supportive care.
Specially Trained Staff
All nurses are specially trained in both oncology care and chemotherapy administration.
All Private Rooms
Large private rooms come equipped with sleeper beds for overnight guests.
Recreational Day Room
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.
Private Treatment Areas
The new 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.