Cancer treatment in Trinity, Florida
At Medical Center of Trinity's cancer center, our skilled team of cancer specialists provides compassionate, patient-centered care for patients in and around Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough and northern Pinellas counties.
If you would like to learn more about our cancer treatment services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (727) 834-5630.
Why choose us for cancer treatment
We provide advanced care to preserve your quality of life during your course of treatment and beyond. Our program features:
- State-of-the-art treatments—We use the latest therapies to treat cancer as effectively as possible.
- National accreditation—Our oncology program is accredited as a Community Cancer Program by The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.
- Convenient location—Our Pasco County facility houses all of our oncology services under one roof.
- Clinical trials—Our physicians 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.
Also, many of our diagnostic imaging services have received accreditation by the American College of Radiology, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, nuclear medicine and mammography.
Our cancer specialists
Our experienced cancer team brings together board-certified physicians and surgeons, advanced practice clinicians and certified oncology nurses with chemotherapy and infusion training.
Cancers we treat
We care for patients with any type of cancer at any stage. Among the common types of cancer we treat are:
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Gynecologic cancers
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
We offer a complete range of imaging and testing services to diagnose all types of cancer. Our advanced technologies help our teams detect and diagnose cancer in its early stages. This way, you can start on your treatment plan quickly and achieve the best possible outcome. Our advanced cancer imaging and testing technologies include the following:
- Breast cancer diagnostic services—Some of these tests are stereotactic biopsies, mammograms, MRI, ultrasound and breast lymphoscintigraphy.
- Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB)—This minimally invasive technique is used to diagnose and treat lung cancer. This advanced tool offers significant benefits compared to traditional bronchoscopy.
Cancer treatment options
Because each type of cancer requires its own unique treatment, our multidisciplinary team of cancer experts works together on treatment plans, tailored to each patient's specific needs. Some procedures and treatments we may use include:
This non-surgical cancer treatment uses drugs to kill cancer cells or slow or stop their growth. The specific combination 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
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.
Infusion therapy is a method of administering cancer-fighting medications, including chemotherapy. We can deliver infusion therapy through:
- Intravenous (IV) line, over a period of minutes or hours
- A pump, over a period of several days
We offer an outpatient infusion center for patients who are continuing their care at home.
This type of surgery uses several small incisions, rather than a large one, to access and treat cancer tumors. The surgeon uses a tiny camera and instruments to perform the surgery.
Lymphedema is swelling that happens when the lymph system becomes blocked or damaged, and fluid (lymph) builds up in soft tissue. It is often a side effect of cancer and cancer treatment. Lymphedema treatment focuses on controlling the swelling by helping move lymph through the body. Our options for treating lymphedema include:
- Compression devices
- Massage therapy
- Pressure garments
Minimally invasive procedures
Minimally invasive cancer treatments use imaging techniques to guide catheters and fine needles to deliver cancer-fighting agents to target tumors. These procedures allow physicians to locate and kill cancerous cells or slow or stop their growth.
Minimally invasive procedures can offer patients many benefits, including:
- Minimal pain and discomfort after surgery
- Minimal need for narcotic pain medications, reducing the side effects related to those medications
- Relatively short hospital stay and recovery time
- Few scars and complications
Similar to laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery also uses several small incisions with a tiny camera and instruments. The difference is that the surgeon operates a robotic system to perform the operation, instead of standing directly over the patient.
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 may receive cutting-edge treatment before it's widely available to the public.
Cancer support groups
We support our patients and their families with educational resources, support groups and programs, including: