Caring for the whole person
Stomach & Intestinal Cancer Treatment
Having cancer is a life-changing experience for each individual patient, and their family and friends. At Baptist MD Anderson, we know the best cancer treatments are those that are tailored specifically to you by a multidisciplinary team.
As part of our approach, patients receive care based on the same processes and practice standards provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center and benefit from integration with MD Anderson clinicians and researchers.
You and your team of specialists work together to choose a cancer treatment plan for you, based on your overall health, the type of cancer, and your own preferences.
Stomach & Intestinal Cancer
At Baptist MD Anderson, we’re ready to fight for you every step of the way. Based on your diagnosis, your team of doctors, nurses and specialists will work with you to explore treatment options and create a plan that meets your needs. You will also have a nurse navigator, who has specialized training in caring for patients with stomach and intestinal cancer, to answer your questions and help you coordinate your appointments.
Your personalized treatment recommendations will be based on:
- The type, subtype and stage of your cancer
- Your health history
- Your personal goals
One or more of the following therapies may be recommended to treat your cancer or help relieve symptoms.
A complete approach to care
Your Multidisciplinary Team
Our patients benefit from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach. That means your team is made up of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists who together to work on your specific case.
As part of your treatment, you are also assigned a nurse navigator. Our nurses have specialized training in caring for patients with stomach, intestinal and colon cancer. Your nurse navigator will be there to answer your questions and help you coordinate your appointments.
Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Clinic
Within our specialized, multidisciplinary clinics, we bring together our team of experts to care for your mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Each of our clinics are singularly focused on your specific needs and treatment.
Need Directions? The gastrointestinal (GI) cancer clinic is located in the main Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center on Floor 6 of our cancer center.
What to expect at
Your First Appointment
As a patient of Baptist MD Anderson, you will meet with a medical oncologist. Your team is made up of oncologists, surgeons, hematologists, radiation oncologists, and nurses who are subspecialized, meaning we have an expert for your specific type of cancer. Your oncologist will help you understand your diagnosis and develop your individualized care plan in collaboration with other specialists and experts.
For whatever step is next,
Baptist MD Anderson is Here for You
Wherever you are in your journey, we’re here to help you in your fight against cancer. Our team of experts can help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions and decisions through every aspect of your care.
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It’s a standard of care for us to be personal and humanistic. We treat every patient as if they are our family members.
— DR. LANDMANN, MD, Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery
After a rare presacral tumor diagnosis, Henri Spiegel knew she needed a colorectal surgeon with experience to handle her case. She found hope and a cure in Jacksonville at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.