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Oncology

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.

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Cancer center in Tallahassee, Florida

We know that receiving a cancer diagnosis can be hard, but you are not alone.

At HCA Florida Capital Hospital, we are here for you with compassionate care and state-of-the-art treatment options. We offer a multidisciplinary team of cancer doctors, radiation oncologists, surgeons, nurses and rehabilitation specialists dedicated to supporting you. Our cancer team will work together to make sure you have access to the treatment and support services you need.

Types of cancer we treat

As one of the most comprehensive cancer care programs in Tallahassee and North Florida, our hospital provides treatment for the following:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Bone metastasis
  • Brain metastasis
  • Brain tumors (primary)
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon, rectal and anal cancers
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Upper gastrointestinal cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer

Our cancer program

As a Community Cancer Program designated by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, we are committed to providing you with convenient access to advanced cancer treatments. 

Cancer treatments we provide

Our cancer doctors work together to determine the most effective treatment plan for you. Treatment may include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

Radiation therapy

We offer innovative radiation therapy services, including image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT). IG-IMRT combines advanced radiation oncology with the accuracy of computerized tomography (CT) scanning.

Surgical oncology

If surgical care is necessary, our surgeons can often use minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive techniques require only a few small incisions, which speeds up your recovery.

Breast cancer care

Our hospital offers comprehensive breast health services for the early detection of all stages of breast cancer. We provide a full range of screenings and diagnostics in a peaceful and tranquil environment. If cancer is detected, we offer advanced breast cancer treatments.

Colorectal cancer care

We offer screenings for the detection of colon, rectal and anal cancer. With most cases of colorectal cancer, surgical intervention may be required to treat the condition. Your oncologist may recommend chemotherapy prior to treatment, depending on your diagnosis. IG-IMRT may also be recommended after surgery.

Lung cancer care

Our cancer center provides lung cancer screening and treatment. Radiation therapy is often used to treat lung cancer if surgery is not required or if a patient cannot tolerate surgery. Many patients with lung cancer are also treated with IG-IMRT.

Gastrointestinal cancer care

We offer treatment for gastrointestinal cancer, including cancer of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Radiation therapy is often used to treat gastrointestinal cancer as a precautionary measure to prevent cancer from reoccurring.

Gynecologic cancer care

We provide screening and treatment for gynecologic cancer, including cervical, uterine (endometrial) and vulvar cancers. Minimally invasive surgery is often required to treat gynecologic cancer. Radiation therapy is commonly used after surgery to prevent cancer from returning.

Cancer rehabilitation

We provide physical therapy and rehabilitation to our patients with cancer. Our physical therapists offer education and treat physical impairments to improve your quality of life. Physical therapy can be beneficial before, during and after cancer treatment.

Some of the benefits of physical therapy and rehabilitation for patients with cancer include:

  • Decreased balance issues
  • Decreased cancer-related fatigue
  • Decreased myofascial, scar and connective tissue restriction
  • Increased active range-of-motion
  • Increased endurance
  • Increased mobility
  • Increased strength

Physical therapy can also benefit patients with lymphedema and other cancer-related conditions, such as those affecting the pelvic floor, bladder, bowel and sexual function.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

HCA Florida Capital 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.


askSARAH helpline

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.

Contact askSARAH at (352) 339-7000 or chat online at askSARAHnow.com.


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