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Cancer Care

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Digestive Cancer Treatments, Digestive Cancer Therapy, Cancer Institutes 
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Digestive Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment Options 

If you are diagnosed with cancer, your personal physician or a Baylor Dallas clinical coordinator can make a referral to medical, surgical and radiation oncologists on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas.   Care management is provided from initial diagnosis or second opinion and consultation through follow-up care.  

Diagnostic Techniques

The type diagnostic technique used depends upon the type of cancer. The following is a list of some common diagnostic techniques:

  • Abdominal CT Scan
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Barium Enema
  • Barium Swallow
  • Biopsy
  • Bilirubin
  • CT Scan
  • Chest MRI Scan
  • Chest X-ray
  • Cholangiography
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cytology
  • EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Liver Scan
  • MRI
  • PET Scan
  • PTCA (Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiogram)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Serum Alpha Fetoprotein Check
  • Sigmoidoscopy 
  • Sonogram
  • Thoracic CT Scan
  • Ultrasound
Treatment Options

The type of treatment technique used depends upon the type of cancer. The following is a list of some common treatment options:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemoembolization - chemotherapy medicines injected directly into the tumor
  • CyberKnife® Radiosurgery
  • Endoscopic Dilation of the Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Esophageal Resection
  • Endoscopic Therapy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Hepatic Artery Infusion Therapy - infusions used when multiple tumors are present in one lobe of the liver or the entire liver.
  • Large Bowel Resection
  • Liver Transplant - Learn more about Baylor's Liver Transplant Program
  • Phototherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Surgery
  • TheraSphere® - glass beads infused with chemotherapy drugs injected directly into the vessels to help shrink the tumor


To learn more about Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment, visit our HealthSource Health Library

Physician referral information is available through the Patient Navigation  Program at 214.820.3535 or by calling 1.800.4BAYLOR (422.9567) or searching our online physician directory.