Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at Sugar Land
As Fort Bend County's only Commission-on-Cancer-accredited hospital, we believe there's a better approach to cancer care — one that heals all of you.
At Houston Methodist Dr. Mary and Ron Neal Cancer Center at Sugar Land, we treat every aspect of your cancer. Leading oncologists work with our specialists across disciplines to minimize cancer’s effects on major organs. Our compassionate and supportive care team provides residents of Sugar Land and the surrounding Fort Bend area with expert cancer services — including screenings, genetic testing, diagnostics, cutting-edge treatments and technology, access to clinical trials and patient support.
We're the only facility in Fort Bend county with the American College of Surgeons - Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation. Facilities achieve such accreditation after proving commitment to providing high quality, coordinated care to the local community, complying with CoC standards.
Why Choose Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at Sugar Land
The benefits of choosing our cancer care team at Sugar Land include:
- Expert cancer care close to home
- Specialists who work together to design and deliver the most effective treatment plan for you
- Personalized treatment plans leveraging the most advanced technology and techniques available, including immunotherapy and minimally invasive procedures
- Oncology nurse navigators who provide support through and beyond your recovery
- Screenings and educational events to help prevent cancer
- High-risk programs designed to help prevent cancer via nutrition, education, genetic counseling and disease surveillance
Access to Cutting-Edge Clinical Trials Close to Home
Our physicians support numerous cancer-specific clinical trials, meaning you may have access to new and potentially promising treatments that aren't available elsewhere.
Cancers We Treat at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at Sugar Land:
See a complete list of cancers treated at all of our hospitals.
We offer a wide variety of treatment options including surgery, systemic therapies and innovative radiation therapies. Unlike other cancer centers, we perform advanced surgery and reconstruction procedures in Sugar Land, so you can get comprehensive cancer care close to home.
Oncology Nurse Navigators & Cancer Genetic Counselors
Your oncology nurse navigator is available to enhance your care by guiding you through the cancer care process from diagnosis through survivorship. Our cancer genetic counselor is available to counsel patients and their families about their hereditary risk of developing cancer.
Joan Burnham, MSN, RN, ONN-CG, OCN, MEDSURG-BC — Sugar Land
Joan is an Oncology Nurse Navigator- Certified Generalist through The Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+) at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at Sugar Land. She has over 30 years of oncology experience, working in the office, infusion acute care and home health arenas. As an oncology nurse navigator for thoracic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers, she focuses on educating patients about their diagnosis, advocating for individuals undergoing cancer treatments, helping patients make timely decisions about their treatment, providing assistance with scheduling, and coordinating with the physicians involved in each patient’s treatment. Contact Joan at 281.672.8585.
Jennifer Cerda, MSN, RN, OCN — Sugar Land
Jennifer Cerda, MSN, RN, OCN, will be the oncology nurse navigator for gastrointestinal and head and neck cancer patients. Jennifer has eight years of bedside experience at Houston Methodist Hospital on the Oncology/Hematology Unit, in roles from bedside RN to charge nurse, mentor and preceptor. Jennifer provides compassionate care to patients and families through education and communication of the cancer disease, treatment and survivorship. Contact Jennifer at 346.901.2012.
Amalia "Rose" Gonzales, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN — Sugar Land
Rose is an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at Sugar Land with over 14 years of experience caring for patients. She is an oncology certified nurse, and completed her master’s degree in nursing with an education focus in June, 2017. As an oncology patient navigator for breast and gynecologic cancers, she focuses on educating patients about their diagnosis, advocating for individuals undergoing cancer treatments, helping them make timely decisions about their treatment, providing assistance with scheduling and coordinating with the physicians involved in each patient’s treatment. Contact Rose at 281.276.8989.
Tiffiney G. Carter, MS, CGC — Genetic Counselor — Sugar Land
As an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer-accredited facility, we adhere to comprehensive quality standards that guide treatment and ensure patient-centered care. As part of our accreditation, we must complete a critical self-assessment that leads to quality improvements and innovations in patient care.