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Cancer Types

At Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, our cancer experts have specialized training and experience caring for all types of cancer. This approach enables us to care for a full spectrum of common and rare cancers using advanced science and some of the latest therapies.

You can receive exceptional cancer expertise that spans a wide spectrum of common and rare cancers close to home.  Each of our cancer doctors specializes in treating specific cancer types. That means they regularly diagnose and treat rare conditions some doctors never see. 

Our academic emphasis brings the future of cancer care to the bedside of a community we know well and hold in high regard.

What you need to know about the cancers we treat

Highlights of our program include:

  • Leading cancer care: Our partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center means you receive leading therapies and guidance. Our highly skilled physicians collaborate with their colleagues at MD Anderson to ensure that you receive proven therapies personalized to your circumstances.  Learn more about MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Surgical expertise: Patients and doctors consistently seek out our surgical experts for their ability to remove complex tumors, with less impact on your life. For example, intricate nerve-sparing surgery treats prostate cancer while minimizing side effects on urinary and sexual function.
  • Commitment to cancer research: As the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in Central and South Texas, we have a leading research program. Our team is committed to uncovering new and more effective ways to diagnose and treat many different types of cancers. You may be eligible to access innovative cancer advances close to home. Learn more about our NCI designation.
  • Team mindset: At Mays Cancer Center, our doctors work in teams made up of different types of cancer specialists, including surgeons, medical oncologists and pathologists. Multiple doctors regularly consult on the details of every patient’s care. This level of coordination is uncommon in South Texas and affords you high-quality care at every phase of diagnosis and treatment.
  • Partnership in your whole health: Cancer does not define you. We take extra efforts to help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis. Our team can also guide you to a wide range of support services so you can live life on your terms. Find out more about patient and family services.

Our cancer programs

We offer cancer programs dedicated to caring for:

  • Blood cancer and liquid tumors: Our experts use on-site analysis to pinpoint a diagnosis and personalize treatment for cancers that develop from the body’s blood, lymph nodes or bone marrow cells, such as leukemia and lymphoma. 
  • Breast cancer: Our breast cancer specialists offer deep expertise and provide personalized support to every patient. We treat all phases of breast cancer, from early to invasive.
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer: Our expert surgeons are experienced in performing intricate surgeries to remove difficult-to-treat GI cancers affecting the digestive system, such as colon, pancreatic and liver cancers.
  • Genitourinary (GU) cancer: We treat common and rare forms of GU cancer affecting the urinary tract, such as the prostate, kidney, bladder and testis, with extreme precision.
  • Lung cancer: Our highly skilled team uses recent cancer advances in your care, including early screening to catch lung cancer when it’s most treatable.
  • Sarcoma: Our sarcoma care teams focus on meeting the unique needs of adults and children affected by cancer of the bones and soft tissues (such as muscles and tendons).