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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.


Cancer care in Pensacola

We understand that a cancer diagnosis may feel like an overwhelming life challenge, and we want to help.

Our high-quality team of specialists provides comprehensive treatment for patients with cancer and cancer-related blood disorders. At the cancer center at HCA Florida West Hospital, we offer sophisticated diagnostics to detect cancer faster and help make treatments more effective. Our oncologists and specially trained oncology nurses will also provide emotional support to you and your family, helping you through this difficult time.

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Our cancer treatment and services

Our Active Cancer Committee brings together the expertise and perspectives of physicians from a variety of specialties to provide comprehensive care and support to you and your family.

Cancer screening

We offer advanced technology to find cancer in its earliest stages. We work with you to provide prompt, accurate test results.

Our diagnostic imaging services are available in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Breast cancer screening

Our imaging services include screenings for breast cancer and other breast abnormalities.

We are an accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designated by the American College of Radiology. Additionally, we were the first facility in our area to be accredited in the following breast imaging services:

  • Breast ultrasound
  • Digital mammography
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
Gynecologic cancer screening

As part of our women's services, we offer gynecologic cancer screenings. Screening for gynecologic cancer starts with yearly Pap tests and an exam by your healthcare provider.

If cancer is detected, we offer minimally invasive gynecologic surgery to remove gynecologic tumors.

Lung cancer screening

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among men and women, and it occurs most often in people who smoke.

As designated Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology, we offer low-dose computerized tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for patients at high risk of developing lung cancer.

Hematology oncology program

We are proud to offer a highly advanced hematology/oncology program. Our cancer center offers access to expert oncologists and nurses who are specially trained to care for patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Prostate cancer treatment

Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland and may spread to surrounding structures. While most men with prostate cancer have no symptoms, physicians can find prostate cancer during a regular checkup, using a combination of a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam (DRE).

We offer a variety of prostatectomy procedures, including robot-assisted prostatectomy. The goals of prostatectomy are to remove the prostate cancer, preserve urinary function and preserve erectile function.

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