Cancer
 
 

Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Services in Tampa, Florida

  • Breast Cancer Care Services in Tampa, FL

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital offers cancer care for patients across Tampa Bay. With a focus on women’s health, we specialize in the treatment of:

Our nationally accredited Shimberg Breast Center provides 3-D mammography, breast MRI and ultrasound services, as well as comprehensive biopsy procedures. We focus on prevention and early detection through screening and diagnostic mammograms and offer free support services for cancer patients and their families.

Surgery is the most common treatment for cancer, with approximately 60 percent of cancer patients undergoing surgery, either by itself or in conjunction with other treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Surgery can be used for diagnostic and staging purposes, as well as for treatment and reconstruction.

Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 230,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. Detecting breast cancer early is the best way to ensure a successful outcome.

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital offers a comprehensive range of screenings and diagnostic testing procedures, in addition to the following surgeries:

  • Breast reconstruction (natural tissue)
  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy (full, complete or total)
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy

Cervical Cancer

Like breast cancer and other cancers, early detection is an integral part of effective treatment for cervical cancer. Talk to your doctor about screening recommendations based on your age and risk factors. Having a family history of cervical cancer, using certain contraceptives or having an STD may increase your chances of developing cervical cancer.

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital offers a variety of innovative procedures to treat cervical cancer, including robotic-assisted and laparoscopic hysterectomy, laser oncology surgery and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

Ovarian Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the United States annually. Having a family history of ovarian cancer, being over age 40 or taking estrogen or hormone therapy may increase your risk.

The most common procedures offered at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital for the treatment of ovarian cancer include:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Omentectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Ovarian cyst removal

Endometrial Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 49,560 new cases of endometrial cancer, or uterine cancer, are diagnosed in the United States annually. Cancer that begins in the cervix can metastasize and spread to the uterus.

In addition to diagnostic testing and screening procedures such as endometrial biopsy, Pap test, pelvic exam and hysteroscopy, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital offers the following surgical therapies:

  • Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Endometrial cancer surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic lymph node sampling
  • Laparoscopic-assisted radical vaginal hysterectomy
  • Pelvic and para-aortic lymph node dissection
  • Robotic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy

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To learn more about cancer services offered at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital or for a physician referral, call (855) 314-8346 or find a doctor near you.