Patient Guide

You want world-class care, but you need friends, family, and the familiarity of home. We want you to have both.

Plotting the Map -
First Questions

Questions about your diagnosis and treatment options are only natural. We want you to walk away with as many answers as possible. During your initial office visits. you and your doctor will discuss your diagnosis in detail. You will learn about treatment options, what they entail, and how Florida Cancer Specialists will support you through the process. We built the most comprehensive centers in the area, with your care and convenience in mind.

Charting the Path—Treatment Planning

We bring state-of-the-art care to numerous locations so you can remain near home, friends, and family. In fact, you are welcome to involve them in your decision-making process.

Treatments for cancers and blood disorders vary greatly. For instance, many factors come into play for cancer treatment such as the type of cancer, its stage and location, and your general health, age, and history. After reviewing the benefits and risks for each of your options, you and your doctor will set a course together.

Our goal is to help you continue your normal life and schedule as much as possible. Of course, patient reactions to treatment may vary. The best way to prepare is to be informed, so we’ll address questions about side effects, treatment frequency, or medications. We’ll also talk about any possible impact on your normal work or life schedule.

You will walk away informed and armed with a plan tailored to your unique needs. If you have follow-up questions later, simply call your local office, and a nurse will return your call by the end of the business day or, if it’s a weekend, by Monday.*

Treatment Options

Each treatment plan is unique. Our role, after thorough diagnosis and analysis of your particular situation, is to orchestrate the delivery of an agreed upon plan for you. We provide many treatment services in-house, while some, such as surgery and radiation therapy, are simply coordinated through our office.

*If you have an urgent medical need over a weekend, seek immediate attention through emergency room services.