As a nationally recognized academic medicine center, University Health System provides specialized treatment for a wide range of cancers and blood disorders. We understand the physical and emotional complexities of cancer. We’re here for you and your family throughout every stage of your journey to provide expert, compassionate care and treatment as well as support services such as our Women's Cancer Support group.
Leaders in Cancer Care
We are the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) - designated cancer center in South Texas. Through our partnership with UT Health San Antonio, our patients have access to a comprehensive assortment of treatment options, research studies and excellent care.
Our cancer programs are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). This accreditation assures that we provide access to a range of services needed to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support cancer patients and their families.
University Health System also is one of only four organizations in Texas recognized as a Breast Center of Excellence. This honor from the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) represents a commitment to provide the highest level of quality breast care to patients.
Collaborative Cancer Care Team
When you receive cancer services at University, you benefit from the collective knowledge of our team of nationally and internationally renowned specialists. Our medical team works together throughout every stage of your disease. Specialists collaborate on unique cases and approaches to care, and dedicated patient navigators assist you in coordinating support services.
Our multidisciplinary team includes:
- Radiation oncologists
- Surgical oncologists
- Physician assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Registered nurses
- Palliative care specialists
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Case managers, social workers and patient navigators
- Pharmacists & pharmacy technicians
- Genetic counselors
- Imaging technicians
We partner with the local American Cancer Society to support you with additional resources such as wigs, hats, massage therapy, transportation and more.
Cancer Screening, Prevention & Treatment
At University, we provide comprehensive services that help prevent, diagnose and treat cancers and blood disorders.