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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 specialists in Ocala

Few things are as difficult as receiving a cancer diagnosis, but you are not alone. We will be with you through all the days and months and years ahead.

Partnering with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, HCA Florida Ocala Hospital offers a comprehensive cancer care program for patients in Ocala and the surrounding area. Our services are recognized by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer as a comprehensive community cancer program, to include prevention, screening, education, treatment and recovery therapies. We use advanced technology to prevent or detect cancer early, which means earlier treatment to give you the best chance at healing and recovery.

Types of cancer we treat

Our experienced oncology team treats various types of cancer, including:

Diagnostic and imaging services

Many times, the key to defeating cancer is early detection, and we offer many diagnostic tests and screening procedures to find cancer early.

Diagnostic imaging

We offer nationally accredited diagnostic imaging services at HCA Florida Ocala Imaging Center. We use these services to help identify and detect any possible cancerous tissues or tumors.

Location:

2300 SE 17th Street
Suite 800
Ocala, FL 34471

Gynecologic cancer screening

Gynecologic cancer screening is an essential component of our gynecology services, and it begins with a yearly pelvic exam and Pap test at your healthcare provider’s office. Your provider may also use the human papillomavirus (HPV) test to screen for cervical cancer, which can be informative if your Pap test results are inconclusive.

Always discuss abdominal, menstruation or urinary concerns with your doctor. These conversations will help your doctor determine if and which screening tests are needed.

Lung nodule program

We use innovative technologies to detect suspicious lung nodules by analyzing computerized tomography (CT) exams for the presence of incidental lung nodules, which could represent malignancy. Our lung nodule coordinator works collaboratively with you and your team of healthcare providers to improve access to care with early detection and intervention.

We are encouraging all our healthcare partners to prioritize low-dose lung CT (LDCT) screenings and identify at-risk patients. You may qualify for LDCT if you meet the following criteria:

  • Between ages 50-77
  • Current smokers with at least a 20 pack-year history
  • Former smokers who have quit within the past 15 years with a 20 pack-year history
  • No current signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • No personal history of lung cancer

If you think you are a good candidate for lung cancer screening, please contact your healthcare provider.

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

Our compassionate cancer team is supported by a national-level oncology group with access to extensive diagnostic and treatment resources.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our hospital 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 askSARAH.


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