Cancer is a complex and varied disease. It can begin anywhere in the body and spread for reasons that are not yet understood. The same kind of cancer behaves differently from one patient to the next.
That’s why the UF Health Cancer Center in Gainesville embraces the team-focused approach to patient care that is customized to each patient's treatment needs. Our cancer experts work as a team to ensure coordinated care is available to guide each patient through diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and that patients who need several different therapies to treat their cancer will receive the ideal combination. Each patient is treated according to a unique plan customized for the specific type of cancer, its stage, the patient’s needs and overall health.
Patients also benefit from having access to the most advanced cancer care available anywhere in the world, and UF Health Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida is ranked among the elite, top 4 percent of cancer hospitals nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Opened in 2009, the hospital features state-of-the-art technologies such as the intraoperative radiation therapy, image-guided stereotactic radiosurgery and minimally invasive robotic surgery. Our UF doctors, surgeons and researchers are nationally known experts, and many of our programs are national centers of excellence, including the UF Health Breast Center and the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. UF Health is also home to one of only a handful of proton therapy centers in the country and the world's first multidisciplinary metastatic disease program established with the vision of “curing the incurable.”
UF Health Gainesville Cancer Care
UF physicians at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville offer specialized, disease-specific multidisciplinary care in the following areas:
At the UF Health Jacksonville Cancer Center, multidisciplinary teams of University of Florida physicians work together using the latest diagnostic and therapeutic innovations to optimize cancer treatment outcomes.
Until recently, the treatment of cancer was often just as frightening as the diagnosis. It doesn't have to be that way. At the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, we're committed to changing the way cancer is treated, and the way cancer treatment is experienced. That's why we're developing the newest, least invasive, and most promising tool in use today: proton therapy.
Make an Appointment
Schedule an appointment with one of our specialty multi-disciplinary teams by calling the following numbers:
- Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer Center
- Preston A. Wells, Jr., Center for Brain Tumor Therapy
352-273-9000 or 800-633-2122 ext. 39000
- UF Health Breast Center
- Pediatric Cancer Center
- GI Cancer Center
- Urologic Cancer Center
- Gynecologic Cancer Center
- Head and Neck Cancer Center
- Lung Cancer Center
- Adult Hematology Oncology Center
- Skin and Cancer Center
- Melanoma Center
- Hematology/Oncology at Shands Medical Plaza
- Radiation Oncology at Shands Medical Plaza
- UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
- UF Health Shands Children's Hospital
- UF Health Shands Hospital
- UF Health Jacksonville Cancer Center
- UF Proton Therapy Insititute
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