Advanced cancer care in Austin and Central Texas

Important Information


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The compassionate team at St. David's HealthCare is here to provide comprehensive cancer care. As part of Sarah Cannon, we are able to offer you access to world-class cancer treatments and support. From diagnosis through recovery, the oncologists at our hospitals are here to walk with you on your journey.

To learn more about our cancer services, please call askSARAH at (512) 840-6032.

Accredited cancer care


We are proud to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This means we are committed to meeting a high set of standards for the continuum of cancer care–from diagnosis through survivorship.

Cancer nurse navigator program

The Sarah Cannon Oncology navigation and support Team at St. David’s is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of oncology nurse navigators, including a registered dietitian and a mental health social worker. Our Nurse Navigators serve as an advocate and educator for those facing cancer from diagnosis through survivorship.

Cancer treatment and resources we provide

The oncology specialists at our hospitals take a holistic approach to your care. We do this by treating your cancer as well as caring for your overall well-being. Cancer treatment and services we provide include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Diagnostic screening
  • Genetic counseling
  • Lung cancer screening
  • Mental health counseling
  • Molecular profiling
  • Multidisciplinary cancer conferences
  • Nurse navigation
  • Nutrition services
  • Oncology rehabilitation
  • Outcome studies
  • Radiation therapy

Types of cancer we treat

We are equipped to treat a wide range of cancers, including:

Breast cancer

From comprehensive breast health services to breast cancer treatment, we are here for you. We offer 3D mammograms, minimally invasive breast biopsies and surgery with minimal scarring.

Brain cancer

If you are diagnosed with brain cancer, it's important to seek out specialized care to treat it. The neuro-oncologists at our hospitals offer that kind of care, treating a wide range of brain cancers, including meningiomas and oligodendrogliomas.

GI cancer

GI cancer can affect different areas of the gastrointestinal tract, such as the pancreas, colon and esophagus. Our Complex GI Program provides you with experts in medical oncology, gastroenterology, surgical oncology and more.

Gynecologic cancer

The gynecologic oncologists at our hospitals offer leading diagnostics and treatments for cancers of the female reproductive tract. We also offer support services, such as our Young Women's Gynecologic Oncology Support Group.

Blood and marrow transplants

St. David's South Austin Medical Center is recognized by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) for excellence in blood and marrow transplants (BMTs). We perform BMTs for conditions such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at St. David's North Austin Medical Center offers Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) screenings for patients who meet specific criteria to enhance early detection of lung cancer and to reduce mortality among smokers.

To participate in the screening, you must obtain a low-dose lung cancer screening order form and make an appointment with your primary care physician to have a Shared Decision Making session. Your physician will explain the risks and benefits of the study.

High risk individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Be asymptomatic
  • 55-77 years old
  • Have at least a 30-pack year smoking history
  • Currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (512) 840-6032 or chat online at askSARAH.