Cancer Treatment Options

Because different types of cancer require different treatments, your options are as individual as you are. Our multidisciplinary team of cancer experts work together on treatment plans that are tailored to each patient's specific needs.

Meet our physicians

Cancer Care at Medical Center of Trinity: Why Choose Us

We provide advanced care to preserve your quality of life during your course of treatment and beyond. Our program features:

  • Advanced treatments: We use the latest therapies to treat cancer more effectively.
  • Convenient location: Our Pasco County facility is a one-stop cancer center, with all our services under one roof.
  • Clinical trials: Our physicians can help patients join research studies to receive the newest cancer therapies.
  • Patient education and support groups: We support our patients and their families through social services and programs including our Lymphedema Support Group and our American Cancer Society Resource Center

Learn more about our comprehensive cancer diagnosis and our cancer care.

Clinical Trials for Cancer Treatment

Our cancer physicians have access to ongoing clinical trials (research studies) for the latest cancer treatment therapies. By participating in a clinical trial, you can receive cutting-edge treatment before it's widely available to the public.

Minimally Invasive Procedures for Cancer Treatment

Our cancer physicians specialize in the latest minimally invasive surgery techniques for treating cancer. These techniques have benefits over traditional, open surgery, including:

  • Less pain and discomfort after surgery
  • Less need for narcotic pain medications, reducing the side effects related to those medications
  • Shorter hospital stay and recovery time
  • Fewer scars and complications

Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy® (ENB)

Bronchoscopy uses a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera and instruments to find and treat cancerous cells in the lungs.

Learn more about this advanced tool, electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB), which allows physicians to access much deeper areas in the lungs.

Laparoscopic Surgery

This type of surgery uses several small incisions, rather than a large one, to access and treat cancer tumors. The surgeon inserts a tiny camera and instruments into these incisions to perform the surgery.

Robotic Surgery

Similar to laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery also uses several small incisions with a tiny camera and instruments. The difference is that the surgeon operates the robotic system to perform the surgery, instead of standing directly over the patient.

Medical Center of Trinity: Nonsurgical Cancer Treatment

Our cancer physicians specialize in advanced nonsurgical options to treat cancer. Our specialties include:

Chemotherapy

This cancer treatment uses drugs to kill cancer cells or slow or stop their growth. Physicians often combine chemotherapy with radiation therapy or surgery to treat cancer.

The specific combination, or cocktail, of drugs depends on the following factors:

  • The type of cancer you have
  • Your body's response to the chemotherapy
  • Your overall health, including any other conditions

Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy is a method of administering cancer-fighting medications, including chemotherapy. We can deliver infusion therapy through:

  • Injection
  • Intravenous (IV) line over a period of minutes or hours
  • Pump over several days

Medical Center of Trinity has an outpatient infusion center for patients who are continuing their care at home. You come to our center for a few hours to receive your infusion and then return home. Our certified infusion nurses provide infusion therapy in a comfortable, convenient location. For more information, please call (727) 834-4917.

Lymphedema Treatment

Lymphedema is swelling that happens when the lymph system becomes blocked or damaged and fluid (lymph) builds up in soft tissue. It is a side effect of cancer and cancer treatment. Treatment for lymphedema focuses on controlling the swelling by helping move lymph through the body. Our options for treating lymphedema include:

  • Compression devices
  • Exercise
  • Massage therapy
  • Pressure garments

Radiation Therapy

This treatment uses high doses of radiation energy to shrink tumors and stop cancer cells from growing and spreading. Cancer physicians often combine radiation therapy with chemotherapy and surgery to treat cancer more effectively.

Your care team will choose the most effective type of radiation therapy for you and coordinate your treatment in centers throughout the community. Radiation therapy can be:

  • External, from a machine that directs the beams at precise points on the body
  • Internal, from radioactive substances we implant directly into the tumor

Contact Us About Cancer Treatment

For more information about our hospital, to get a physician referral or to speak with a registered nurse about your health questions, call Consult-A-Nurse at (727) 834-5630 or email MedicalCenterTrinity@hcahealthcare.com.