Cancer Care

The Henry Ford Cancer Institute is creating more hope for patients around the world.

We are committed to investing in breakthrough technology and providing enhanced services in a healing environment. With an integrated, multidisciplinary team of cancer experts and innovations ranging from radiosurgery to precision medicine—an emerging technology that allows doctors to precisely target a patient's treatment to their tumor's exact DNA—we deliver one-of-a-kind cancer care.

You will also benefit from Henry Ford’s pioneering care for complex and rare cancers as well as their latest research and clinical trials. We have experts in 20 different cancer specialties, with experience and training that is specific to your type of cancer. Our commitment to excellence is further demonstrated by our accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, our top-rated physicians and our personalized approach to your care.

Working Together for You

We don’t just treat cancer. We treat your cancer.

We understand that patients with the same type of cancer can respond differently to the same treatment, and we are able to target cancer care to your individual needs. We will develop a unique treatment plan, precisely for you, and provide you with the highest quality clinical care, useful resources and vital support.

At the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, you will have a collaborative team of cancer experts, and this team includes you. Your personalized treatment plan will depend on the type of cancer you have, your medical history, your body’s specific makeup and your preferences.

Advanced Care

We offer a complete range of cancer care – from prevention and screenings to treatment and follow-up services.

Radiation oncology uses targeted radioactive energy to destroy tumors. The Paul Tejada Center for Radiation Oncology, part of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, is one of the most technologically advanced cancer care facilities in the state. Its TruBeam® linear accelerator safely delivers radiation therapy in half the time, for some types of cancer. Three-dimensional tumor mapping capabilities allow the care team to visually determine the shape and size of tumors and deliver radiation more precisely, minimizing the involvement of healthy tissue near the site.

Medical oncology is the use of powerful medications to destroy cancer cells, including chemotherapy—the most widely known form of medical oncology. The Gayle M. Jacob Center for Medical Oncology, also part of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, was designed with the input of community members, patients, physicians and staff. In response to their suggestions, we focused on providing increased privacy and more options for personal comfort, such as individual temperature and sound controls in each of our private infusion sites.

Surgical oncology is the most effective treatment option for many of the more than 100 types of cancer. Cancer surgery is a grouping of techniques to remove cancerous tumors and cells from the body. It is often used in combination with medical or radiation oncology, or both.

Before we recommend surgery, our tumor board meets to discuss the options. We bring together surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, and other providers to discuss each patient’s case and devise the best treatment plan from all perspectives. Our board-certified surgeons are experienced in the latest techniques, including minimally invasive robotic surgery

Support Every Step of the Way

With an understanding that every person’s cancer experience is unique, we design your treatment plan specifically to your needs. We also provide oncology patient navigators, who are registered nurses that provide cancer-related education and resources, assistance with insurance questions and help with appointment scheduling.

Services that complement your medical treatment, including resources for stress management and mindfulness meditation, nutrition counseling with registered dietitians, exercise and relaxation classes and emotional support groups are available as well.

You can reduce your cancer risk by getting regular medical care, living smoke-free, limiting alcohol use, avoiding excessive exposure to UV rays from the sun and tanning beds, eating fruits and veggies, maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active.