The Cancer Care Unit at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is a dedicated and specialized unit, on the third floor, established to provide for the complex and unique needs of medical and surgical oncology patients. We also offer a wide spectrum of outpatient services. This approach offers familiar surroundings to you from the time of diagnosis through the entire course of your treatment.
The members of our staff are qualified oncology (cancer) nurses who focus on outstanding care, education, and emotional support. We offer the patient and her or his family a personal touch.
Our team consists of physicians and other healthcare professionals involved in cancer care including diagnostic imaging, medical oncology, surgery, and pathology.
Our Cancer Program provides a wide range of services to cancer patients in all stages of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, as well as comprehensive support services. The cancer care groups at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota are committed to a continual process of improving the health and care of the cancer patient - striving to adopt the best patient care practices for our community and our patients. We can refer patients for outpatient radiation therapy services.
- Medical Oncology
- Pain Management
- Hospice Care
- Discharge Planning
- Cancer Registry
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Social Services
- Nutritional Support
- Religious Support
- Support Groups
- Cancer Education
Healing Touch is an energy based therapy that promotes relaxation and healing. This non-invasive technique uses hands to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields, thus affecting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing. Healing Touch compliments conventional health care and is used in collaboration with other approaches to health and healing.
Benefits may include:
- Pain reduction
- Facilitation of the body’s natural healing process
- Stress and anxiety reduction
- Nausea relief
- Promotion of relaxation and sleep
To request a Healing Touch treatment, call the Spine and Orthopaedic Center's Concierge at 342-3375
“I was in severe pain and felt agitated. Healing Touch was excellent - calming, soothing and reassuring. I can't recommend it enough!”
~ Doctors Hospital Patient
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota's Cancer Program participates in a statewide program to improve the quality of cancer detection and care. Doctors Hospital maintains a Cancer Registry, as required by state law, which tracks causes, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and certain blood disorders. Information about each new patient diagnosed at Doctors Hospital and is sent to the Florida Cancer Data System, where it is combined with data from all other cancer patients in Florida and studied to find ways of improving cancer care.
To learn more about your specific condition, talk with your doctor or call Consult-A-Nurse® at 1-888-685-1596.
- Lung Cancer Annual Report 2011 (PDF - 225KB)
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