Both cancer patients and their loved ones benefit from the personalized, attentive care offered at Mease Dunedin Hospital in Dunedin, FL. In addition to meeting the physical needs of our patients, we also provide cancer support services that can help patients and their family members get access to free educational resources, counseling, support groups and more so that they can better cope with the emotional and psychological aspects of a cancer diagnosis.
The integrated cancer program at Mease Dunedin Hospital hosts a talented team of oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and nurses that specialize in comprehensive treatment for:
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer
- And other cancers
View the 2013 Cancer Program Annual Report.
Screenings & Diagnostic Imaging
Early detection is one of the best ways to successfully win the battle against cancer, which is why we offer a wide range of screenings and diagnostic services. These include, but are not limited to:
- CT scan
- Digital mammography
- Genetic testing
- Lymph node biopsy
Chemotherapy & Surgery
Chemotherapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer, and may be used alone or in combination with other treatments like surgery. Mease Dunedin Hospital offers combination chemotherapy (the use of more than one drug to kill cancer cells), systemic chemotherapy (chemotherapy given through and injection or a pill) and regional chemotherapy (drugs are injected directly into the affected organ for a targeted approach), in addition to hormone therapy and targeted drug therapy. Our options for surgical cancer therapy range from traditional open surgeries to laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries, which offer patients less invasive means of treatment.
Cancer Patient Support Services
Our Cancer Patient Support Services (CaPSS) program aims to help patients and caregivers cope with the emotional challenges of cancer. We offer workshops, support groups, educational classes, and other tools, all at no cost to you. For more information about this innovative program, the first and only of its kind in Pinellas County, please call CaPSS at (727) 462-2125 or review the CaPSS Newsletter.
Mease Dunedin Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, particularly due to our strong emphasis on the full spectrum of cancer care, including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, Mease Dunedin Hospital had to meet 34 CoC quality care standards. The hospital is evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintains levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
Cancer Facilities at Mease Dunedin Hospital
For a free physician referral, please call the BayCare Customer Service Center at (727) 462-7500 or find a specialist near you. Our cancer care facilities in Dunedin, FL, include: