Cancer Treatment & Care
Cancer is tenacious, but our purpose is resolute. The UMC Cancer Center in Lubbock, Texas, is a nationally recognized leader in the fight against cancer. Our vision is to eliminate suffering from cancer. Our multi-disciplinary approach combines the expertise of Texas Tech Physicians with UMC’s Compassionate Connected Care and Technological Advancements. Comprehensive cancer treatment is available close to home with the comfort and support of passionate caregivers.
Exceptional care today means hope for a cure tomorrow.
The UMC Cancer Center provides patients with a wide range of cancer treatment options, as well as support services such as acupuncture, counseling, nutritional support and more! Above all, we want to give our patients a voice. What sets us apart from other cancer centers is that we truly take the time to listen to our patients and respond with compassion. In doing so, we empower you in your care.
At the UMC Cancer Center, you’re in very good hands. You and your family can trust that our team will work tirelessly to see you get better. Exceptional care today means hope for a cure tomorrow.
Please contact our cancer nurses at 806.775.8600.
Get detailed information about treatment options and services available to treat your unique type of cancer. Our UMC Cancer Center experts treat all types of adult and pediatric cancers, so if you do not see your cancer type in the list below, please contact our cancer nurses at (insert navigation number).
Cancer Care Services and Programs
Adult Oncology Symptom Management Clinic
A range of symptoms can occur while undergoing your cancer treatment. We want to help you be proactive in managing your symptoms during treatment, our after-hours Adult Oncology Symptom Management…
Centers of Excellence at UMC Cancer Center
By combining the expertise of Texas Tech Physician’s with UMC’s compassionate care, you and your family have access to a comprehensive program for breast health in your respective community.
Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
Childhood cancer rates have been slowly rising for the past few decades–pediatric blood and cancer disorders affect more families each year. Good news is, the UMC Cancer Center is here for you!
Our Radiation Department is nationally accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and provides radiation therapy for our adult and pediatric patients. We are proud to offer treatments that…
UMC Cancer Center THRIVE Program
At the UMC Cancer Center, a patient is considered a survivor as soon as the diagnosis of curable cancer is established. We believe the THRIVE program is the next phase of treatment, and it assures our survivors and their loved ones our team is still here for you.
Screening and Prevention
Risk Assessment and Prevention Program
The multispecialty Risk Assessment and Prevention Program (RAPP) at the UMC Cancer Center is designed for patients with an increased risk of solid tumors.
Colon Cancer Prevention and Screening
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Good news is, it’s the most preventable cancer–the problem lies in those who do not get the proper screening. With appropriate screening, 90 percent of those who died from colon cancer could have lived.
Genetic Testing and Counseling
Genetic testing is the use of medical tests to look for certain mutations in a person’s genes. It can be used in many ways, and one of the main ways we use it at the UMC Cancer Center is to look for gene changes related to cancer.
Lung Cancer Screening
The UMC Cancer Center continues to advance cancer care with a new lung cancer screening program that will improve the early detection and treatment of lung cancer in our region.
Cancer Care Support and Resources
The UMC Cancer Center is your resource for all things cancer care. Whether you are a patient, or their friend or loved one, we know this journey is a difficult. That’s why we want you to lean on us! We are with you every step of the way.
Counseling and Behavioral Health
Coping with cancer can be challenging. At UMC Cancer Center the Behavioral Health Team is available to help you and your family.
The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge is a free, temporary facility that offers a home away from home for our out-of-town patients and their spouses/caregivers. The Hope Lodge in Lubbock opened in 2010, and it was the first one in Texas.
Cancer treatment can have a major impact on your nutritional needs. If you are a patient at the UMC Cancer Center, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is ready to help you maintain proper nutrition during your treatment.
The UMC Cancer Center patient navigators assist in coordinating care and navigating your cancer journey.
Supporting Friends Through Breast Cancer Treatment
Finding out that a friend has breast cancer can be surprising and upsetting. While your friend may have a long and unexpected road ahead, there are many reasons to be optimistic. Breast cancer is a treatable disease, and there have been huge leaps in treatment and care for people with breast cancer. While treatment is a daily challenge, there are ways to help.