The LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes is now located on the 9th floor of the Health Transformation Building.
About This Institute
UT Health Austin’s LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes is on a mission to rethink the full range of cancer care, from prevention to diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care, in adult patients (ages 18 and older). We combine powerful science with supportive care for the body, mind, and heart through an integrated comprehensive approach designed to help you and your loved ones maintain balance and wellness through the cancer journey.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place, often during the same appointment, to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes care team includes surgical oncologists, fertility preservation specialists, genetic counselors, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, and more, who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide you with state-of-the-art care. We call our approach to cancer care CaLM (Cancer Life reiMagined), and your treatment begins with a comprehensive, whole-person assessment that your care team will use to develop a personalized care plan to treat your condition and help restore your wellness. The CaLM approach also includes coordinated, whole-person services, such as relaxation and stress reduction strategies, nutritional guidance, financial planning, and emotional support that can make a real difference for you and your family. Imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. Managing cancer is hard enough, without having to search for what you need, which is why we compiled a checklist to help you prepare for your first appointment. During your initial visit, your care team will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, schedule any further testing, and discuss the next steps of your care with you and your family.
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