Oncology is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncologists receive extensive, specialized training to care for patients. Treatments may include a combination of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, medication and/or surgery.
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.
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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
- 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:
- Clinical trials
- 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.
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.
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.
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