When you or your loved one is diagnosed with cancer, your entire world shifts and there is an immediate need for a dedicated support system. Our physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff become an integral part of that support team and do so in a compassionate and personal way. Our oncology care team is with you from diagnosis to treatment throughout West and Central Florida. Our focus is your recovery, and several hospitals have implemented patient navigator programs in which a designated nurse supports patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Diagnostics

The journey to recovery begins with quality diagnostics. Our diagnostics process includes full-service laboratories, imaging and biopsies which are delivered to physicians in a timely manner so they can use their expertise and experience to identify cancer.

Treatment

Following a cancer diagnosis is a discussion of which treatment plan is best suited for the specific patient. These plans include traditional and advanced chemotherapy and radiation treatments and surgical procedures. Patients are provided with the resources necessary to have their questions answered and their concerns recognized. Dedicated nurses help navigate patients through their cancer journey and are available to answer questions that may come to mind outside of normal physician appointment times.

Advanced Technology

Robot-assisted Surgery – Technology is advancing at an exponential rate and several of our facilities offer one of the newest and most advanced surgical options available – robotic-assisted surgery. This technology provides surgeons with increased precision and control, which often results in significantly smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, less pain and quicker recovery time.

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Digital Mammography Services – Digital mammography is the latest and most advanced screening technology and is utilized by 10 HCA West and Center Florida facilities. A digital mammogram provides physicians with a more detailed image of the breast(s) which is most helpful for women or men with dense fibrous breasts as well as women between 40 and 50 years of age. View the list of facilities that offer digital mammography.

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Accredited Cancer Programs

Eight HCA West Florida hospital cancer programs are accredited by the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer (ACoS CoC).

Informational Links

Use these links to learn more about your specific condition, talk with your doctor or call our Physician Referral service at 1-877-4-HCA-DOCS.

Cancer Library
American Cancer Society
American College of Surgeons
Digital Mammography Services
National Cancer Institute