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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 Miami

We know how important it is to have a team on your side when you are diagnosed with cancer.

At HCA Florida Mercy Hospital, our cancer doctors are committed to providing you with advanced treatment in a supportive environment. At our Miami Cancer Center, you can trust our specialists to meet your needs before, during and after treatment. Together, they provide you with educational resources, surgical services and rehabilitative programs.

Related Specialties

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Cancer services we offer

We provide a wide range of cancer treatments and resources, including:

Pathology services

Our pathology team offers definitive tissue-diagnostic support services for cancer treatment. You can trust our hospital to provide quick, accurate classification and staging of malignant neoplasia (uncontrolled cell growth or cancer).

Orthopedic oncology services

The Center for Orthopedic Innovations offers a broad range of services for cancer involving the bones, muscles or soft tissue. We offer:

  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Reconstruction and revision surgery
  • Regenerative medicine

Our orthopedic oncology surgeons perform the following procedures:

  • Amputation of upper and lower extremities
  • Complex foot and ankle reconstruction
  • Liquid amnion injection therapy
  • Metabolic bone surgery
  • Nerve surgeries of the brachial plexus (network of nerves) and extremities
  • Revision surgery of the hip and knee
  • Stem cell and regenerative therapies

Sarcoma treatment program

We offer advanced orthopedic oncology services for sarcomas. A sarcoma is a malignancy, or cancer, of connective tissue in the body. A sarcoma can develop in multiple locations, such as:

  • Bones
  • Fatty tissues
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles
  • Nerves
  • Tendons
Sarcoma program nurse navigator

Our sarcoma program has a nurse navigator dedicated to helping you and your family have a seamless treatment experience. A nurse navigator will be there to support you:

  • At the time of diagnosis
  • With appointment scheduling between specialists
  • In preparation for and after surgery
  • With follow-up appointments and survivorship

To learn more about the sarcoma treatment program at our hospital, please call (305) 285-5025.

Advanced colorectal oncology services

We offer transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM), an incision-free colorectal cancer procedure. Your doctor may recommend this surgery if you are in the early stages of rectal cancer. It is also used to eliminate polyps that cannot be removed with a colonoscopy.

Traditionally, colorectal surgery is performed through a six-inch incision in the abdomen that requires a week or more of recovery time. With TEM, patients report feeling little to no pain and are typically discharged from the hospital a day after the procedure.

Lymphedema program

We offer a lymphedema program through the Kohly Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation. As a member of the National Lymphedema Network, you can trust our staff to provide treatment and therapy tailored to your needs. Services we offer include complex decongestive therapy (CDT), physical therapy and post-lymphedema management.

For more information about our lymphedema program, please call (305) 285-2966.

Cancer research

The Mercy Research Institute participates in clinical research in medical fields, such as cardiology, diabetes, infectious disease, oncology and rheumatology. If you are interested in participating in a clinical research trial, we will make sure you have everything you need to make an informed decision.

We are also affiliated with the Western Institutional Review Board, which is registered with the federal government. It provides review and approval of clinical studies performed at our hospital.

For more information about the Mercy Hospital Research Institute, please call (305) 285-2795.


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