Our Services & Facilities
Texas Cancer Centre is committed to delivering the promise of availing compassionate care and having a significant impact against cancer in more communities in Kenya and beyond. We achieve this by fighting cancer at multiple front including prevention, advocacy, research, as well as supporting individuals living with cancer. Our services ensures we support you in the fight for life through various cancer treatment strategies and providing continued support.
Texas Cancer Centre provide a wide range of cancer care services and facilities:
- Out Patient Clinic
- 24- hour inpatient care and ambulance services
- Pain and palliative care clinic
- Cancer testing and screening
- Linear Accelerator radiotherapy
- Radioactive iodine treatment
- Nutrition and Counseling
- Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
Out Patient Clinic:
This service mainly focus on providing medical care services for people with health problems that visit the Texas Care Centre for a diagnosis or treatment. However, these patients may not require a bed or admission for overnight care.
24 hours Inpatient and Ambulance Services:
Addresses care of patients whose condition requires admission to the hospital.
Pain and Palliative Care Clinic:
In palliative care, we focus on providing relief arising from a variety of symptoms such as pain, physical stress, and even mental stress among our patients. Palliative care doctor play a vital role in controlling the pain and keeping it under control by assessing various aspects of the pain and continuous monitoring.
Cancer Testing and Screening:
Screening involves checking the entire body for cancer prior to the emergence of any symptoms. Regular screening test are crucial as they enable early diagnosis of various forms of cancer such as breast, cervical, and colorectal (colon), when the treatment is likely to work best. Early detection of cancer reduces the likelihood of dying from the disease. In cancer screening we check for abnormal cells that likely to develop in cancer. Through cancer screening we are able to provide preventative care to the public, thus build healthier communities.
Chemotherapy is a category of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs as part of a standardized chemotherapy regimen. At Texas Care Centre we use chemotherapy depending on the form of cancer, severity, and duration of ailment. Chemotherapy is majorly an outpatient program. Administration of chemotherapy and other special medication is undertaken by certified registered nurses.
Linear Accelerator Radiotherapy:
A linear accelerator (LINAC) is the device most commonly used for external beam radiation treatments for patients with cancer. The linear accelerator is used to treat parts or the entire organs of the body. Individuals scheduled for radiation therapy using a LINAC, the patient's radiation oncologist collaborates with a radiation dosimetrist and a medical physicist for quality care. Radioactive Iodine Treatment:
Radioactive Iodine Treatment is a highly lucrative treatment and has been used to treat over-active thyroid disorders (hyperthyroidism) since the early 1940s. This is an effective treatment method as it has the ability to destroy any thyroid tissue that could not be removed by surgery, therefore, it treats some types of thyroid cancer that have spread to lymph nodes and other parts of the body.
Nutrition and Counseling
Good nutrition is highly important particularly for individual living with cancer. Individuals with a proper diet who are well nourished maintain a healthy body weight this results in a better prognosis. For a person with a mental disorder, dietary change may be needed to promote healthier eating, to adopt a therapeutic diet, or to avoid nutrient-drug interactions.
Counseling is critical for cancer patient as these individuals may often feel anxious and sometimes imagine that the treatment may never end. Also, many have numerous uncertainties regarding what the future may hold. Therefore, counseling enables them to take every step of the journey with courage and hope. Through counseling these cancer patients are encouraged to take proper care of themselves in terms of nutrition and mental well-being. At Texas Care Centre we have various professional that provide counseling including psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. Also, chaplains are available to provide spiritual care and counseling.
Physiotherapy and rehabilitation:
Our physiotherapy and rehabilitation section incorporates three professions sectors comprising of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and orthopedic technology. At Texas Care Centre we also offer clinically and cost effective intervention for our patients whose lives have been adversely changed by injury, illness or disease.