Cancer center in Tamarac, Florida
University Hospital and Medical Center delivers comprehensive cancer treatments with an emphasis on compassionate care and continued support for patients.
Using advanced practices and technology, we diagnose and treat many kinds of cancer—including colorectal and breast cancers.
To learn more about our oncology services, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (954) 724-6342.
Comprehensive cancer care
We understand that when it comes to cancer, patients want advanced treatments from experienced medical professionals. In addition to providing an expert oncology team and advanced therapies, we are dedicated to offering compassionate, patient-centered care.
We believe that cancer care doesn't end when you leave the hospital, which is why we also offer support programs and rehabilitation services to ensure we meet our patients needs before, during and after treatment.
Multispecialist cancer team
Our multidisciplinary oncology team—including oncologists, surgeons, nurses, dietitians, social workers and other specialists—works together to provide the most comprehensive care for patients.
With this collaborative approach, patients can rest assured that doctors with multiple specialties are providing input and expertise to create an individualized care plan for each patient and to ensure their highest chances of success for treatment.
When cancer is suspected by a doctor, patients are usually recommended for a biopsy. A biopsy is a small sample of tissue from the suspected areas of the body that is used for examination.
The results of the biopsy will help the doctor accurately diagnose the type of cancer, as well as recommend the most effective treatment plan. The doctor will also determine the stage of cancer, which identifies the size of the tumor and whether or not the cancer has spread to other areas of the body.
Types of cancer we treat
There are many types of cancer that can develop in different areas of the body, which is why our specialized team is experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of cancers.
There are also many different types of tumors, the source of most cancers. Tumors can be benign, meaning that they they don't spread to other areas of the body, or malignant, which means they are showing signs of invasion and may potentially be life-threatening.
Our oncology team is experienced in treating a wide range of cancers, including:
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Vaginal cancer
Cancer treatments and services
We understand that to successfully treat cancer, each patients needs an individualized care plan to ensure the most effective outcomes. Our hospital offers a wide range of medical and surgical oncology services to treat cancer and help patients regain health.
Our services and treatments include:
- Bone marrow transplant
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Surgery, including tumor and lymph node removal
- Targeted drug therapy