Comprehensive cancer care delivered with compassion
RGU Cancer Center is one of the few integrated cancer care centers in the El Paso region. Our goal is to offer comprehensive support and services for cancer patients in one place.
In the past, our patients had to travel to some of the larger cancer centers in San Antonio and Houston to get fully-integrated care with a wide variety of specialties in one place. We feel this kind of care is essential for patients who need specialists to work together on a team to develop a treatment plan customized to their needs. Healing involves the support of family and friends and the best physicians, and you can now get that treatment right here in your community.
RGU Cancer Center aims to bring specialized, integrated care right here to El Paso as we continue to diversify specialties. Our vision is to have a Physician Champion in each area of specialty who will oversee cases within that specialty as well as work across specialties to coordinate care and create customized treatment plans.
Patient Care Philosophy
Patient care is our number one priority at RGU Cancer Center. We believe that patient care is the road to hope and recovery because each patient has individual needs and concerns that must be addressed.
When faced with a cancer diagnosis, patients feel uncertainty and fear. Everything seems vague, and they feel like the floor has been pulled from underneath their feet. They usually have a lot of questions, such as: Am I going to die? Am I going to lose all my hair?
Our doctors are here to discuss the diagnosis and create a personalized plan that is filled with realistic hope for our patients. With specialized knowledge, the providers identify a diagnosis and discuss options for treatment with empathy and compassion. Family members and loved ones are an important part of the planning process and we offer guidance on ways they can be supportive and help.
Our multispecialty practice is designed to create continuity of care for our patients. Our specialists working on the same campus can collaborate on cases face to face rather than shuttling emails or calls between specialty practices. In addition, our patients have access to state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments through the RGU Radiology Center on site. This means less time and stress for the patient and greater personalization in the treatment plan.
“The greatest feedback we have received from patients is that our doctors truly listen. We aim to communicate at a level patients can understand—with compassion.”