Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center

When you are diagnosed with cancer it can change everything. And choosing where to go for treatment is a big decision — probably one of the biggest you’ll ever have to make. At Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center, you are never alone in the fight against cancer. From diagnosis and treatment through recovery, we are here to help you, leveraging our vast expertise, innovative technology and extensive research to get you through this difficult time — so you can focus on healing, surviving and thriving.
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Why Choose Houston Methodist Cancer Center

Not all cancer treatment is equal, and when you have cancer or someone you love has cancer, you want the best care available. Every day, people like you choose Houston Methodist for their cancer treatment. But it’s more than our physicians’ renowned expertise, our nurses’ stellar care and our top national rankings that make us stand out. It goes beyond our pioneering research and our many clinical trials that result in new therapies developed to outsmart cancer. People choose us because we believe there’s a better approach to cancer care — one that puts all of the focus on all of you. 
Locations Across Houston
Innovative Treatments & Technology
A Better Approach
Locations Across Houston
Our 8 Cancer Center locations deliver excellence throughout the entire city
Through pioneering research, individualized treatment plans and compassionate care, doctors at the Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center are steadfast in their mission to eradicate cancer and support those who have it. Our nationally recognized cancer doctors treat every aspect of your cancer — from diagnosis through recovery and survivorship — at eight convenient locations throughout the Greater Houston area.
Innovative Treatments & Technology
Leading specialists use the most advanced technology to stop your cancer
Our compassionate oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, pathologists and genetic counselors collaborate to use the latest treatments and most innovative technologies to stop your cancer as quickly and safely as possible. As a team, they develop a customized and comprehensive plan for your treatment and recovery. But they don’t just work with each other, they work with you. We understand it’s your cancer, your treatment plan, your life, and we are your partner at every stage, every step of the way.
A Better Approach
Our experts work across specialties to heal all of you
Cancer is never just cancer. It affects your entire body. Our oncologists work with other specialists across disciplines to treat every aspect of your cancer and reduce cancer’s effect on major organs. One comprehensive team — dedicated to your individual care. You can feel confident that we leverage our expertise, research and technology to treat all of you.


Our Cancer Specialists

Led by Dr. Jenny Chang, our Cancer Center is home to some of the best oncologists and cancer specialists in the Houston area, who make it their mission to treat every aspect of your cancer. Not only do they represent the full spectrum of specialties in cancer diagnosis and treatment, but our physician-scientists participate in research to help support our mission of bringing the latest technologies and advanced treatment options to patients as quickly and safely as possible. 

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Cancer Research & Clinical Trials

Cancer Research & Clinical Trials


Houston Methodist Dr. Mary and Ron Neal Cancer Center is dedicated to finding more effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat both common and rare cancers through clinical trials, available to patients across Greater Houston. Our researchers conduct translational research and support numerous cancer-specific clinical trial protocols for brain, breast, liver, lung and many other forms of cancer. A clinical trial may give you access to promising new cancer treatment options today, as well as make a difference for those diagnosed with cancer in the future. 

 

Support Throughout Your Cancer Journey

Even with the best medical care available from the most experienced experts in their field, living with cancer is extremely difficult — both for you and your loved ones. We understand what you are going through and recognize that navigating the cancer journey extends beyond your physical needs. That’s why we offer a range of skilled and highly specialized support professionals who provide coordinated, compassionate care for you and your caregivers. Our goal is for you to focus on your health and overall well-being, including spiritual care, while our support staff provides peace of mind by taking care of everything else.

Cancer Support Groups
We offer a variety of both general and disease-specific cancer support groups at a hospital location near you.
Nurse Navigators
Our cancer nurse navigators help you by providing a seamless navigation process from diagnosis to survivorship.  
Wellness Programs
Our programs are designed to help you optimize your diet and wellness throughout your progression from treatment to recovery. 
Patient Assistance
Your case manager and financial coordinator, as well as chaplains, nurses and social workers, are here to help you.
Cancer is very personal. Whether it is happening to you, someone you love or someone you just know, it can be confusing and deeply upsetting. And, who you trust to care for you during your cancer journey is an important decision — maybe one of the most important ones you will ever make. We believe one of the best ways to learn about our cancer specialists, our compassionate environment and our innovative cancer treatments is through our patients. View their inspiring stories below to learn more about their experiences of being a patient at Houston Methodist.
  • Breast Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
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  • Breast Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
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Cancer Screenings & Prevention
Early detection is one of the most powerful weapons we have against cancer. Effective screening plays a valuable role and can dramatically increase the chance of finding some cancers at a point when treatment options can be effective, and the outcome is positive.
Our genetic counselors work with patients and their families who may be at higher risk of developing hereditary cancers. We refer patients for genetic testing, which may provide information that affects your health care management.
We provide comprehensive services for people at higher-than-average risk of developing certain cancers. Our team offers medical and family history review, genetic screenings and counseling, cancer surveillance, exams and clinical studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know before I come in for an appointment at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center?

  • Make sure to bring your insurance and ID card
  • Bring a list of current medications (including over the counter medications and supplements)
  • Bring outside medical records (reports, clinic notes, imaging), if appropriate
  • Bring a family member or a friend to offer support and a second “ear”
  • Bring something to write with and on

What are some good questions to ask at my appointment?

  • What type/stage is my cancer?
  • What does the cancer stage mean for me?
  • Additional scans or testing?
  • Recommended treatments and options?
  • How will treatment affect my ability to do things at home or work?
  • What is the survival rate for my cancer stage and type?

How do I make an appointment at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center?

Call us at 713.790.2700 to request an appointment.

Do you have a Houston Methodist Cancer Center location close to my home?

You can receive the same high-quality cancer care from us at every one of our eight Houston Methodist Cancer Center locations throughout the Greater Houston area.

Do you have Houston Methodist doctors who specialize in my type of cancer?

Our highly specialized team of cancer doctors and staff include experts in all types of cancer, both common and rare.

How long will it take to get an appointment at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center?

We understand how important it is to be seen quickly, which is why new patients often can get an appointment within one week or less.

Do I qualify for any clinical trials at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center?

We have more than 65 current clinical trials underway for cancer, including those for brain, breast, gastrointestinal, liver, lung, prostate and many other cancers. If you are interested in learning more about clinical trials, please contact us, as we can navigate you through this decision. If you are currently a Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center patient, please speak to your oncologist.

Where do I stay if I become a patient at Houston Methodist?

We can help you find local housing and transportation options to ensure that you and your family members travel and stay in comfort. Learn more about our services designed for those traveling from outside of Texas or outside the United States.

Does Houston Methodist take my insurance?

To learn if we accept your insurance, please visit Houston Methodist’s Insurance page. Each of our locations has its own set of accepted insurance plans, so it is important you check prior to any procedure. Billing information for each location is also available.

Where can I find information about parking at Houston Methodist?

Parking at all hospital locations is free of charge with the exception of Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Information about parking at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center can be found here.