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Cancer (Oncology)

At the Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute, we know your journey toward wellness involves the whole person-mind, body and spirit. From diagnosis to survivorship, we’re dedicated to caring for each patient as an individual with unique treatment plans and support services designed to help you and your loved ones receive the highest quality and most compassionate care

THE TEAM

The team at Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute includes some of the most knowledgeable and experienced medical and radiation oncologists in the country.

We are accredited as an Advanced Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Our Cancer Care Navigators provide complementary services that help you coordinate your overall care and answer any questions you may have. 

As part of the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, with more than ten locations throughout central Florida, our patients have access to a wide range of experts and specialty care. We treat more newly diagnosed cancer patients than any health care system in the southeastern United States.

THE CARE

We provide the latest technology in surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as advanced options like immunotherapy and hormone therapy. Our TrueBeam radiotherapy produces three-dimensional images that precisely target tumors in 60 percent less time using 25 percent less of a traditional x-ray dose.

Additionally, we provide:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Complex case evaluation by multispecialty tumor board
  • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  • Support groups

State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Services

Our commitment to providing patients with the best cancer care begins with offering the best possible diagnostic services. These cutting-edge diagnostic techniques include:

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanning
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Breast MRI with Biopsy Capability
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning
  • Digital Mammography
  • SPECT-CT
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping
  • CT-Guided Tissues Biopsies
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Hemostasis Testing
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Access to Flow Cytometry
  • BRCA Testing

Advanced Treatment Services

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you want to know that your hospital has access to the state-of-the-art treatments that give you the best possible chance at a full recovery. At the Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute, we have you covered. Our cutting-edge technologies and expertise enable us to devise treatment plans based on the needs of each individual patient.

These services include:

  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Chemotherapy (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Radiation Therapy (inpatient and outpatient)
  • High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Surgical Oncology (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Prostate Seed Implantation
  • Targeted and Biological Therapies (monoclonal antibodies, Interferon, Interleukin, etc.)
  • Clinical Trials (treatment protocols for the newest cancer therapies)
  • Hematologic and Coagulation Evaluation and Treatment
  • Access to genetic counseling, bone marrow transplantation, gynecologic oncology, pediatric oncology, neuro-oncology and Gamma Knife radiosurgery through the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Surgical Oncology


The medical staff at Florida Hospital Waterman is a team of board-certified surgeons, including the only fellowship-trained surgical oncologist in Lake County. These surgical specialists provide modern, individualized care.

Medical Oncology


The experienced, board-certified medical oncologists and hematologists on medical staff at Florida Hospital Waterman have extensive experience in evaluating and treating all forms of adult cancers and blood disorders. They utilize the most current systemic therapies in accordance with the most up-to-date national and international guidelines, in addition to offering access to a number of cancer-specific clinical trials.

Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences


Patients whose treatments require multidisciplinary input may be presented in the Cancer Institute’s weekly cancer conference. Attended by a surgical oncologist, general surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and other clinicians, this conference allows comprehensive review of all diagnostic data and facilitates in-depth inter-specialty discussion to allow formulation of individualized treatment plans within the context of national guidelines for cancer care.