Cozy waiting areas along a wall of windows and original artwork.

Starting Your Journey

Prepare for Your Appointment

Your First Appointment

What to Expect

Your appointments at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center will likely include registration, meeting with your care team, and physical exams you may need.

As a patient of Baptist MD Anderson, you are likely to have an appointment with one of our physicians in medical oncology. All of our specialists are sub-specialized, meaning your oncologist is an expert in that specific area. Your oncologist will help you understand your diagnosis and develop your individualized care plan in collaboration with other specialists and experts.

Select a diagnosis to learn more about what to expect during your appointments or treatment.

patient receiving infusion therapy

Preparing for your

Infusion Treatment

Baptist MD Anderson offers infusion at our downtown and Baptist Medical Center South locations. Our infusion clinics are designed with your comfort in mind, featuring private rooms and semi-private infusion chairs based on availability and preference.

Are you a new visitor to our Infusion Clinic? Check out this video to learn more about what to expect.

Watch Infusion Center Video
dr. olsen, radiation oncologist, talking with patient

What to expect for Your

Radiation Oncology Treatment

Baptist MD Anderson offers radiation therapy at our downtown and Baptist Medical Center South locations. This video walks you through the steps in the treatment process and gives new patients a sense of what to expect during their first visits, while also serving as a refresher for existing patients.

Watch Radiation Oncology Video

Our Approach To:


Before You Arrive

The first time you come to a cancer center, it can be a little overwhelming. If you are coming in for your first appointment, we want to make it as easy as possible. Here are a few steps to help you get prepared.


Explore everything our facility and local area has to offer.

Plan Your Trip

Insurance and Billing

We know billing and insurance is the last thing you want to worry about. We offer financial counseling to go through everything you need to know and help you find financial assistance.


Looking Out for Our Patients

To help you and all of our patients, we want to give you a few important tips and guidelines to remember when visiting our cancer center, whether as a patient, caregiver or visitor.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, we have you covered. We have nurse navigators available to guide you through every step of your care. Request an appointment or speak to a nurse navigator by phone or online.

A closeup of a female nurse's hands resting on a female patient's clasped hands.

Survivorship & Support Services


Hospital Stay

At some point during your care, you may need to be admitted to the hospital, whether it is planned or unplanned. We want you to be know what to expect before you arrive.

As a Baptist MD Anderson patient, if you are admitted to the hospital, you will likely see our full-time inpatient oncologist. All of our Baptist MD Anderson oncologists and specialists work together collaboratively on each patient’s care plan and are familiar with details of your diagnosis and treatment.

An exterior photo of Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Take A Tour of Our Cancer Center