Oncologists in Largo, Florida
Cancer is experienced differently by every individual who lives with it. Understanding this, the skilled oncologists and cancer care team at Largo Medical Center assess not just what stage and type of cancer you have, but we also learn who you are as a person. This way, we can provide a highly personalized, comprehensive approach to your cancer treatment.
Our oncology program delivers compassionate and strategic cancer services at each step along the path to survivorship. We provide a full continuum of care, including early detection screenings, specialized surgical and medical care and complete cancer rehabilitative programs.
To learn more about our cancer care services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team any time at (888) 741-5115.
Patients have access to a wide range of services that are on-site or in partnership with others. Some of these services include cancer registry, hospice care, pain management and radiation oncology.
Cancer screening services
At Largo Medical, our various cancer screening options allow our doctors to detect any cancer early and get you on the road to good health.
The trained technicians at our diagnostic imaging center and Florida Breast Health Institute produce accurate and fast results of cancer screening services, including:
- Breast cancer screening (mammography and ultrasound)
- Gynecologic cancer screening (pelvic exam, pap smear, HPV test)
- Colorectal cancer screening (colonoscopy)
- Lung cancer screening (low-dose computed tomography scan)
- Prostate cancer screening (digital rectal exam and prostate-specific antigen test)
- Skin cancer screening
Cancer treatment services
After making a cancer diagnosis, our doctors work together and with you to develop a plan of treatment customized to your type and stage of cancer.
Based on your diagnosis, you may need surgery to biopsy or remove masses or tumors, reconstruct damaged tissue or implant a cancer-reducing device. Our team performs lumpectomies and mastectomies to treat breast cancer and radical prostatectomies to remove the prostate.
Chemotherapy is a powerful medicine used to stop the growth and reproduction of cancer cells within the body.
Radiation oncology, also called radiation therapy, uses high-energy radiation beams to break down the DNA of cancer cells so the cancerous cells cannot divide or continue to grow.
Cancer support and education
Cancer education and prevention are a priority for our cancer care team at Largo Medical. We know that lives can be saved with more education about cancer prevention, symptoms and risk factors of various kinds of cancer.
We offer dynamic cancer support services, which include:
- Cancer education
- Discharge planning
- Nutritional support
- Religious support
- Social services
- Support groups
Cancer rehabilitation services
Cancer and its treatments can be hard on the body. This is why we offer physical therapy and rehabilitation services and work with you every step of the way on your path to recovery.
Our licensed physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists use personalized programs to help you regain your independence, strength and mobility to live your healthiest life.