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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 treatment center in Port Charlotte, Florida

When you are facing a cancer diagnosis, you can take comfort in knowing our oncology team will be there for you every step of the way. 

At HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital, our oncologists, nurses and other cancer care specialists are committed to providing excellence in cancer care in Charlotte County, Florida. From cancer screening services to advanced treatments, we provide a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options. The oncology team at our cancer care center will work together to make sure you receive services that are tailored to your needs. 

Cancers we treat 

Our oncology team is equipped to provide personalized care for many cancers, including: 

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Appendiceal (appendix) cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Blood cancer 
  • Bone cancer
  • Brain cancer 
  • Breast cancer 
  • Cervical cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer)
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial (uterine) cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Kidney (renal cell) cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Meningioma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Oral cavity and throat cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Penile cancer
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer 
  • Spinal tumor
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid cancer

Our cancer cancer care program 

As a Community Cancer Program accredited by The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, we are proud to provide you with comprehensive cancer services.  

Cancer treatments and services

Some treatments and services of our oncology program include:

  • Advanced surgery, including minimally invasive procedures
  • Chemotherapy administration
  • Infusion of blood products
  • Management of chemotherapy side effects
  • Pain management
  • Specialized care for patients and their families when facing a terminal diagnosis
  • Collaboration with hospice to provide compassionate end-of-life care

Lung cancer screenings

We offer lung cancer screenings using low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scans. With this technology, you are exposed to a minimal amount of radiation. If lung cancer is detected, we can provide comprehensive lung cancer care.

Cancer support services

We invite anybody facing cancer, survivors of cancer and their family and friends to join our Cancer Support Group. Physicians and other professionals will periodically speak to the group regarding cancer-related issues. If you do not want to participate in the group actively, we understand and encourage you to come and listen.

We meet at the following location:

3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 493
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Our full-service oncology unit

Our oncology unit is located on the third floor of the hospital and has 16 beds dedicated to patients with cancer. 

Cancer care team

Our oncologists specialize in oncological and hematological diagnoses. To stay current on the latest research and recommendations, our team members participate in continuing education, cancer conferences, webinars and speaking engagements.

Our oncology team includes:

  • Board-certified medical oncologists and hematologists
  • Certified nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Pathologists
  • Pharmacists specializing in pain management
  • Physicians who specialize in:
    • Digestive health care
    • Pulmonology
    • Women's care
    • Urology
  • Radiologists
  • Surgeons

All of our oncology nurses hold Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) chemotherapy/immunotherapy certifications. We also have an active tumor board on-site. The tumor board allows physicians and staff from different areas of expertise to come together and discuss complex cancer cases.


About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

HCA Florida Fawcett 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 (844) 482-4812 or chat online at the askSARAHnow website.


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