As a result of the recent Executive Order from the office of the Governor of the State of Florida and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our patients during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures until further notice. This helps us minimize the chance of infection for our patients and staff, conserves the use of personal protective equipment and maintains resources for those who might become critically ill in the future. We will resume scheduling elective surgeries and other procedures once the situation improves. Please reach out to your primary health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
UF Health Shands Hospital is recognized as a high performing hosptial for cancer care by
U.S. News & World Report.
UF Health Radiation Oncology – Davis Cancer Pavilion provides a full range of radiation treatment services for almost all kinds of tumors at almost all body sites.
Recommendations for our patient's treatments are highly individualized and are developed by a multidisciplinary team, with input from surgeons, medical oncologists, cancer specialists and radiation oncologists.
Specialized equipment to detect and treat cancers early
External-Beam Radiation Therapy
At UF Health Radiation Oncology – Davis Cancer Pavilion, a variety of machines provide patients with external-beam radiation therapy. External beam therapy is a common technique used to treat malignant tumors or benign lesions through the delivery of high doses of x-rays or electrons.
A linear accelerator is a device that generates high-energy x-rays and electrons for cancer treatment. The high-energy x-ray beams penetrate deep into the body and spare more superficial tissues, whereas electrons penetrate only superficially and spare deeper structures. X-rays and electrons of different energies allow the radiation oncologist to customize the treatment according to a patient's specific needs. The linear accelerator is capable of rotating around a patient lying on a treatment couch, treating the tumor from several angles. This allows the delivery of high doses of radiation to the tumor while reducing the dose to the normal surrounding tissues.
UF Health Radiation Oncology – Davis Cancer Pavilion's external beam treatment can be used to treat:
- Skin cancer and other superficial types of cancer
- Cancers of the eye (pterygium)
- Cervical and gynecological cancers
- Head and Neck tumors
- Internal tumors
- Lung cancer
- Early-stage anal and rectal cancer
In cooperation with the Neurosurgery Department, UF Health Radiation Oncology – Davis Cancer Pavilion treats brain tumors using stereotactic radiosurgery (single or a few treatments) with use of a "halo frame" and is now testing stereotactic radiotherapy (multiple daily stereotactic treatments) using high-precision equipment not requiring placement of the halo frame for every treatment.
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To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Radiation Oncology – Davis Cancer Pavilion, please contact 352-265-0287.
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Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
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Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.