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Be Well @ Shell Kelsey-Seybold Health Plan

Nationally Accredited Treatment. Highly Personalized Care.

The Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center follows national treatment guidelines.

Our cancer program follows the most current, cancer treatment guidelines as established by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). This means our patients receive the same nationally established treatment protocols for common cancers as they would at any leading cancer center in the country.

    

 

 

These nationally established NCCN guidelines include:

  • Comprehensive services.
  • A multispecialty team approach.
  • State-of-the-art diagnostics and imaging.
  • Psychosocial/educational guidance.
  • Fully accredited Breast Diagnostic Center.
  • Cancer Registry with lifelong follow up.


The biggest difference our Cancer Center makes for patients is our highly personalized approach to care, which helps improve the patient experience throughout every aspect of treatment.

Three Technological Advances Allow Us to Deliver State-of-the-Art Cancer Treatment

  • Advanced Technology Before Radiation Treatment Begins – The Kelsey-Seybold Main Campus Cancer Center offers the GE Discovery IQ PET/CT simulator, which enables radiation oncologists to use information on the tumor’s location to more precisely pinpoint where radiation is needed. It also supports more complex radiation treatment planning when needed.
  • Vision RT during Radiation Therapy – Kelsey-Seybold is one of only a few healthcare organizations in Houston to offer advanced Vision RT technology. It’s a real-time motion management tool that ensures the patient is set up in the correct position before radiation therapy and tracks any movement during their treatments. It adds to patient safety by making sure our patients are positioned correctly day-in, day-out.
  • Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge Precisely Target​ Cancer Cells – The Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge safely deliver radiation at a faster dose rate than more conventional linear accelerators and minimize the daily impact on the patient’s personal schedule. The radiation beams precisely target cancerous cells while nearby healthy cells are minimally exposed. It’s ideal for treating tumors of the brain, spine, lung, abdomen, breast, prostate, head, and neck. This advanced system allows us to safely treat patients with even the most complex cancers.

Board-Certified Cancer Team

At the Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center, patients get connected to their board-certified cancer team within days. This includes:

  • Hematologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Oncology surgeons
  • Formulating pharmacists
  • Nurse practitioners

Nurse Navigator and Social Worker

As part of the cancer treatment team at the Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center, patients also have the full support of a nurse navigator and a social worker. They will answer patients’ questions, provide resources and support services and offer guidance in any aspect of their cancer treatment. They are invaluable resources in each patient’s fight against cancer. Read a patient testimonial highlighting our nurse navigators.

Breast Diagnostic Center

At Kelsey-Seybold’s nationally recognized Breast Diagnostic Center at the Main Campus and Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, we’re here for our patients – from the initial breast exam, through treatment and breast reconstruction.  If your mammogram is abnormal, we schedule your follow-up appointment within days, so you don’t have to wait weeks for a more definitive diagnosis – helping reduce your anxiety and sleepless nights, and helping you get into treatment sooner.

Our mammography locations feature minimally invasive screening and diagnostic procedures for breast cancer detection. At our two Breast Cancer Diagnostic Centers, a multidisciplinary team of specialists meet weekly to personally review your care – so you’re never just another patient.  Learn more about our Breast Diagnostic Center.

Breast Reconstructive Surgery

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Jamal M. Bullocks, M.D., F.A.C.S., is skilled in advanced procedures to help restore a breast to near normal shape and appearance after mastectomy. Breast reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages. Dr. Bullocks and his team help patients make a thoughtful decision about which option is best for them. Learn more about Dr. Bullocks and breast reconstructive surgery.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Our breast cancer patients are supported by Houston’s largest attended Breast Cancer Support Group. Together, they share concerns and grow in knowledge, understanding, and compassion. Learn more about the Breast Cancer Support Group.

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