Corpus Christi Medical Center Cancer Center treats every patient, both physically and emotionally, while providing state-of-the-art technology and imaging capabilities in the safest possible manner. We understand every patient's experience is different while receiving treatment and our goal is to provide the best care possible by using advanced technology, combined with dedication and compassion. Patients and their caregivers are involved every step of the way, empowered to make informed decisions about their care.
Our care team includes radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, radiation therapists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, patient care coordinators and nurse navigators to ensure you receive comprehensive care in a safe, comfortable environment. The team works closely with your primary care physician, medical oncologist and surgeon to meet your individual needs and coordinate with your overall treatment plan. Every patient’s care plan, from treating the disease to managing related side effects, is designed to our patient's needs and treatment goals.
Our cancer treatments and services
Our cancer center offers several cancer therapies and services to diagnose, treat, slow and stop cancerous cell growth. We provide the latest in state-of-the-art radiation oncology technology and imaging capabilities for precise treatment to reduce the amount of time required per radiation session.
Radiation therapy is one of the most common cancer treatments. It is used to treat or shrink tumors to reduce pain for patients with advanced cancers, including, breast, colorectal, head and neck, lung, prostate and gynecologic.
Brachytherapy is an internal radiation procedure that involves a radioactive implant inside the body in or near a tumor. Based on the type of cancer and treatment plan, implants may either be temporarily or permanently implanted.
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)
SBRT is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to deliver precise radiation from different angles to a small tumor area. This procedure is most commonly used for brain tumors and some head, neck, lung, spine, liver and additional tumors. SBRT is generally delivered in three to five treatments.
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
SRS delivers large, precise radiation doses to small brain or spine tumor areas in one treatment without cutting or any additional surgical procedure. This minimally invasive type of surgery targets a tumor with more precision than standard radiation treatment options.
As part of our program, we offer personalized medicine genetic testing that provides insight to help oncologists determine personalized treatments for each patient. We also provide nurse navigator support to reinforce patient education on cancer, treatment options and streamline communication between members of healthcare teams. Our nurse navigator also serves as a source of support for patients and help decrease barriers to care by assessing needs and linking patients with support groups and resources.