Our Services in the El Paso Area

We offer a range of cancer care services including:

  • Surgical oncology including minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • Infusion therapy
  • Oncology nurse navigator, a professional registered nurse with oncology experience who will assist newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families by coordinating appointments and offering continuous supportive care throughout the cancer journey
  • Social work services
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Cancer support groups
  • Weekly multidisciplinary tumor boards

The types of cancers we treat include:
  • Bone
  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Gynecological
  • Head / Neck
  • Hematological / Blood
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Lymphoma
  • Prostate
  • Stomach

What Is Oncology?

Oncology is a medicine branch that focuses on cancer diagnosis and treatment. It includes:
  • Medical oncology – the use of hormone therapy, chemotherapy and other drugs to treat cancer
  • Radiation oncology – the use of radiation therapy for cancer
  • Surgical oncology – the use of surgery and other procedures for cancer treatment

What Is an Oncologist?

An oncologist is a doctor specializing in diagnosing, evaluating and treating cancer. Often a cancer patient’s main healthcare provider, oncologists customize treatment plans, offer supportive care and sometimes coordinate treatment with other healthcare providers. 

Note that seeing an oncologist does not mean you have cancer. Your primary care physician may refer you to an oncologist if they suspect your symptoms may be related to cancer. Your oncology visit is an opportunity to talk to your cancer doctor about your symptoms. Your oncologist may recommend further tests to confirm your condition.

What Does an Oncologist Do?

Oncologists focus on managing and treating cancer patients throughout the course of the disease. They may serve as your:
  • Counselor and advisor: They will explain your diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options to you and your family.
  • Physician and caregiver/coordinator: They will look after you regarding symptom management and coordinating other medical care. Some oncologists may initiate palliative care if needed.
  • Student and researcher: They will keep up to date with the latest treatments and be involved in testing them through clinical trials and medical research.
  • Manager: They may be part of a multi-disciplinary medical team to look after you.

What Are Different Types of Oncologists?

Cancer is a multifaceted health condition that may require several types of oncologists. Here are the different oncologist types:
  • Medical oncologist – an internal medicine physician with additional specialty training in cancer patient management. Medical oncologists help plan the optimal treatment sequence for individuals and are responsible for long-term follow-ups and surveillance of cancer status.
  • Radiation oncologist – a physician specialist with expertise in radiation therapy. Many applications of radiation therapy require careful planning and coordination with other treatments. The goal is to optimize the benefit of radiation therapy for cancer patients.
  • Gynecologic oncologist – specializes in diagnosing and treating cancers affecting the female reproductive system.
  • Surgical oncologist – specializes in removing cancer through surgery and performs biopsies for detecting cancer. 
  • Geriatric oncologist – physicians concerned with the cancer diagnosis and treatment in the elderly.
  • Hematologist-oncologist – treats cancers affecting the blood, such as leukemia, myeloma and lymphoma.
  • Neuro-oncologist – treats cancers that affect the brain, spine and nervous system.
  • Pediatric oncologist – diagnoses and treats cancer in children and teens.
  • Thoracic oncologist – treats cancers affecting the thoracic or chest area, which includes the esophagus and lungs.
  • Urologic oncologist – specializes in treating cancers in the genitourinary system, which includes the kidneys, bladder and prostate gland.



How Is Cancer Treated?

We understand how overwhelming or confusing a cancer treatment can be. As such, our team will walk our patients and their families through the treatment options, their possible side effects and other preparations the patients may need. Some cancer patients may only need one treatment, while others may need several. The type/s of cancer treatment will depend on the patient’s cancer type and its stage. 

Here are some types of cancer treatment options:
  • Cancer chemotherapy – the use of drugs to eliminate cancer cells.
  • Cancer surgery – a surgeon removes cancer from the body.
  • Radiation therapy – use of high energy particles or waves to destroy or damage cancer cells.
  • Gamma knife (or radial surgery) – similar to radiation therapy, uses precise beams of gamma rays to treat a tumor or lesion 
  • Hormone therapy – a treatment that slows down or stops the growth of prostate and breast cancers, which use hormones to grow.
  • Hyperthermia – body tissue is heated to as high as 113 F to scorch and eliminate cancer cells with little to minimal harm to normal tissue.
  • Immunotherapy – aims to help the body’s immune system fight cancer.
  • Photodynamic therapy – uses a light-activated drug to kill abnormal cells like cancer.
  • Stem cell transplant – aims to restore stem cells in blood cells, usually in people who’ve had radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
  • Targeted therapy – aims to target the changes in cells that enable them to grow, spread and divide.

Comprehensive Cancer Care, Close to Home

No two cancer cases are the same. Each patient needs to have treatments tailored for them for optimal treatment results. If you or a loved one have a diagnosis or suspect cancer, our oncology team is here to help. Don't wait another day to receive the quality cancer care you deserve.

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