When you or somebody you love is diagnosed with cancer, it is important to receive the very best care, close to home. By choosing Fawcett Memorial Hospital's Oncology Unit, you are choosing to receive care by an entire team accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

The Oncology unit at Fawcett Memorial Hospital is comprised of nurses specializing in oncological and hematological diagnoses. All oncology staff nurses hold ONS chemotherapy/biotherapy certifications and also participate in continuing education, cancer conferences, webinars, and speaking engagements to keep up to date on the latest cancer research and recommendations. Our core oncology staff is highly trained in chemotherapy administration, management of side effects from chemotherapy, infusion of blood products, pain management, and the care of patients and their families when facing a terminal diagnosis. We also collaborate with hospice to provide specialized, compassionate, end of life care.

Cancer Care Team

We believe in working together to care for our patients. Your oncology team at Fawcett Hospital will consist of:

  • ONS certified nurses
  • Board certified medical oncologists/hematologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgeons
  • Nutritionists
  • Pharmacists specializing in pain management
  • Physician specialists, including:
    • GI
    • Pulmonology
    • Gynecology
    • Urology

Our Facility

Fawcett Memorial Hospital is a 237 bed full-service acute care hospital. Located on the third floor is our specialized 16-bed oncology unit; the only inpatient unit of its kind in Charlotte County. Our facility offers access to the latest in cancer testing and therapies. We also have an active tumor board on site, which allows physicians and staff from different areas of expertise to come together and discuss complex oncological cases.

Cancer Screenings

Fawcett Memorial Hospital offers Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) lung screenings. These screenings use very low doses of radiation to develop pictures of the lungs and allow radiologists to look for any suspicious areas which may be cancerous and require further testing. LDCT screenings are recommended for individuals aged 55-74 that have a 30 pack-year or greater, smoking history.

If you are interested in a LDCT, or have any questions regarding the screening, contact your primary physician or our nurse navigator.

Low-Dose CT Screening

Fawcett Memorial Hospital offers Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) lung screenings. These screenings use very low doses of radiation to develop pictures of the lungs and allow radiologists to look for any suspicious areas which may be cancerous and require further testing. LDCT screenings are recommended for individuals aged 55-74 that have a 30 pack-year or greater, smoking history. If you are interested in a LDCT, or have any questions regarding the screening, contact your primary physician or our nurse navigator, Diana Donnelly, at (941) 624-8318.

Tools to Quit - Tobacco Treatment

Quitting tobacco isn't easy, finding help should be. The Tools to Quit class is a free, one time, two hour group that covers all forms of tobacco. Free nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges will be available (if medically appropriate and 18 years of age). Participant workbooks and materials are also free. The class more than doubles your chance of success of quitting. This class is held in the Executive Dining Room at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. Registration is required, please call (941) 552-1283 or online at http://tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway/

October Mammogram Special

Did you know that according to the American Cancer Society, three in ten women over the ago of 40 have not had a mammogram in the past two years? One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Take adavantage of this screening mammogram special in the month of October at a self-pay rate of $65. Registration is required, please call to schedule at 1-866-463-7103.

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