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 Support Group

When: Last Wednesday of every month from 12:00pm-1:30pm
Where: Fawcett's H2U building (located at 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite #493, Port Charlotte - in the Promenades Mall behind Winn-Dixie)

Fawcett's Cancer Support Group invites anybody facing cancer, survivors of cancer, and their family and friends, to join a group meeting. Active participation in our group is not required, listeners are always welcomed. Physicians and other professionals will periodically speak to the group regarding specific cancer related issues.

Please contact nurse navigator, Diana Donnelly, at (941) 624-8318 for more information.

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.

For additional information about our oncology unit, please contact the oncology nurse navigator, Diana, at (941) 624-8318.