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Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncology treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, medication or surgery. Oncologists can specialize in one of three fields of oncology: medical, radiation or surgery.


Cancer specialists in Bradenton

At HCA Florida Blake Hospital, we know a cancer diagnosis is never easy.

But we are here to walk alongside you and provide advanced treatment options and comprehensive support resources. As part of this care, our cancer program has remained a Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited program designated by the American College of Surgeons since 1988. This demonstrates our commitment to providing quality cancer care that meets your individual needs.

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Have cancer questions? We can help. 

askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially-trained nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential.

askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially-trained nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential.

Types of cancer we treat include: 

  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Urologic cancers

Cancer treatments and services

Our range of treatment options and support services includes:

Dedicated multidisciplinary cancer treatment

From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, your multidisciplinary care team will work together to provide the 1:1 support and specialized care you need. Our hospital is home to expert medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and surgeons, in addition to specialty physicians across gastroenterology, dermatology, urology and pulmonology.

Ongoing cancer treatment support

To help you and your family through your cancer journey at every step, you will have access to a dedicated nurse navigator, as well as a support group. Through our partnership with Florida Home Health, our support group meets monthly and is for individuals undergoing treatment, as well as survivors; loved ones and caregivers are also welcome. The group is free to attend, but we do ask that you call to reserve a spot.

Call us for information about our support groups 

Genetic testing and counseling

We have healthcare specialists on-site who are dedicated to working with you to identify your cancer risk. If you are concerned about your personal and/or family history of cancer, we offer a genetic risk assessment and counseling. We will provide you with personalized information about your genetic influences, specific cancer risks and targeted screening and prevention options.

Advanced breast cancer care

The Center for Breast Health at our hospital is equipped with oncology-trained, board-certified interventional radiologists and a dedicated nurse navigator to walk alongside you throughout your treatment. Treatment options for breast cancer vary depending on the stage of cancer and other individual circumstances but may include chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Surgical options include lumpectomy and mastectomy.

Comprehensive breast screening

Our expert team uses advanced technology needed for comprehensive screening and making an accurate, thorough diagnosis. We offer 2D and 3D mammography with computer-aided detection (CAD), contrast-enhanced spectral mammograph and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Lung cancer care

The Lung Care Center at our hospital is committed to protecting your lung health and detecting any abnormalities early, when lung cancer is most easily treated. Lung cancer is known not to show symptoms during its early stages, making lung cancer screening vital to your healthcare plan, especially if you are a current or former smoker with a history of 30 or more "pack years" (a calculation of the number of packs per day smoked multiplied by the number of years smoked), are between 55 and 77 years old and have never been previously diagnosed with lung cancer or have no prior history of cancer within the past five years, other than non-melanoma skin cancer.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

HCA Florida Blake Hospital is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare.

Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

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