Your First Visit

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 cancer treatment centers in the area, with your care and convenience in mind.

Before your first appointment, we will call you at home to explain our procedure. On your initial visit, the receptionist will ask you to complete a health history and information form. Forms are available here if you would like to complete them ahead of time and bring to your first visit. We will request your medical records from your prior doctors and hospitals as well as a list of your current medications in order to formulate our best recommendations for you. All information given to us is strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone without your approval.

In addition, on your first visit, blood will be drawn to allow us to get baseline lab values for treatment. Though rare, it may be necessary to start your treatment immediately; however, in most cases, your treatment regimen will be mapped out to allow you to plan ahead. You will also receive an information packet that will include dietary guidelines and a comprehensive explanation of your chemotherapy, including side effects, cancer support groups in the area, our services, and more.