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Oncology is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncologists receive extensive, specialized training to care for patients. Treatments may include a combination of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, medication and/or surgery.

Cancer care in San Antonio

A cancer diagnosis can feel isolating, but you don't have to face it alone.

At Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, case managers and chaplains support you and your family from diagnosis to treatment. Our nurse navigators provide extra care, helping you understand your condition and connecting you with community resources and educational materials.

Related specialties

Learn more about our related specialties.

Advanced cancer treatments

Types of cancers we diagnose and treat include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Blood cancer

Breast cancer care at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan

Methodist Hospital Metropolitan offers specialized breast cancer care and is home to the Pink Warriors Breast Cancer Support Group. A community comprised of those battling breast cancer, and their caregivers, Pink Warriors provides emotional and social services to encourage hope and positive outcomes. For more information call (210) 757-8546.

Oncology nurse navigators

Methodist Hospital Metropolitan works together with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, to provide experienced, compassionate nurse navigators who will guide you through your cancer journey. The cancer nurse navigator is your medical system advocate and will help you, and your family, understand each part of the cancer journey while compassionately supporting your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The cancer nurse navigator will provide assistance with:

  • Understanding diagnosis and available treatment options
  • Understanding what resources are available and how to access them
  • Overcoming barriers and coordinating care with the entire healthcare team
  • Connecting patients with community resources
  • Providing educational materials
  • Improving communication between the healthcare team and participating in multidisciplinary cancer conferences to assure personalized cancer treatment for each.
For more information about Nurse Navigation, call askSARAH at (210) 507-0941.



National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers for our excellence in breast cancer treatment.

Quality Breast Center of Excellence

Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is Certified at the highest level by the National Quality Measures of Breast Centers (NQMBC) as a Quality Breast Center of Excellence.

A survivor’s perspective

Last year, June Chapko felt a lump in her breast but fear of the pandemic prevented her from getting a mammogram for a few months. Thankfully, June realized that "cancer won't wait" for the pandemic to subside. Hear June’s story about the second chance at life she was given after the care she received at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan.

June Chapko: Breast Cancer Survivor

June Chapko felt a lump in her breast but fear of the pandemic prevented her from getting a mammogram. She shares her diagnosis, and explains why mammograms are so important.

Getting to the oncology unit

We are located on the seventh floor of Methodist Hospital Metropolitan. You may park in one of our parking garages or the lot located right across from the hospital. To book an appointment, please call (210) 575-0355.