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Hope Begins Here

Catch your breath. Reset your spirit. And begin. Because when life’s greatest challenges choose you, you choose hope. Courage. And one of the nation’s top-ranked cancer hospitals — a team of more than 200 world-class oncology specialists with heart, relentless spirit, and a proven record of helping patients beat or manage cancer through groundbreaking research, innovative treatments, and whole-person care.

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Your Success Stories Help Tell Ours

Top-Ranked

Good news travels fast, from our prestigious accreditations and patient outcomes that exceed the national average, to our ranking as one of America’s best cancer hospitals. It’s why cancer patients who want to be treated as more than “patients” choose AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, Cancer Institute — because we’re known for whole-person care that’s as much about healing hearts and spirits, as it is about healing your body.

Personalized Patient Navigation

You’re never alone. And you’ll always know what’s next. Your Nurse Navigator will coordinate every detail of your care, from setting up each appointment to helping you understand what to expect before, during, and after your treatments.

Whole-Person Cancer Care

We know the pain and exhaustion is more than physical. It’s why our top-ranked cancer program is designed to support your body, mind and spirit, through our pampering patient spa, cancer-fighting nutrition programs, spirit-boosting support groups, and more.

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AdventHealth and Moffitt Cancer Center Better Together

Joining forces means creating a new future for cancer care in Central Florida and beyond. Together, two of the largest cancer-care providers in Florida will challenge what’s known and discover what’s possible in diagnosing, treating and managing cancer.

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Types of Cancer We Treat

Blood Cancers

Find peace of mind with Central Florida’s first and only comprehensive Blood and Marrow Transplant Program — a program with some of the best outcomes in the nation for treating leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and more.

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Brain and Spinal Cancer

Year after year, more patients are finding healing and second chances here, with outcomes that surpass the national average and treatments you won’t find anywhere else for addressing brain, spine and spinal cord tumors, medulloblastoma, mixed gliomas, pituitary tumors, and more.

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Breast Cancer

Focus on your strength, your family, and the reasons you’re determined to stay strong. We’ll take care of the rest, treating breast cancers like carcinoma in situ, invasive breast cancers and uncommon breast cancers, including medullary, metaplastic, and more, and handling every logistical detail, from diagnosis through treatment.

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Digestive Tract Cancers

Hope begins at AdventHealth Cancer Institute, with comprehensive care and treatment from our multidisciplinary team of colorectal, liver, pancreatic, and other
gastrointestinal oncology experts.

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Gynecologic Cancer

Find the expert, compassionate care you need to face and fight gynecologic cancer with the best tools available. Ours is among the top oncology programs in the country with outcomes that exceed the national average in treating cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vulvar cancer, and vaginal cancer.

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Head, Neck, and Skin Cancers

We understand the unique concerns of patients who are dealing with cancer located in highly sensitive and visible parts of the body such as the head, neck, and skin. From thyroid and parathyroid cancer, to oral, nasal and skin cancer, our specialists offer the most advanced therapies and surgical treatments, including delicate reconstructive procedures.

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Lung and Esophageal Cancer

Get access to more treatments, with one of the most active lung and esophageal clinical trial sites in the nation — and feel confident with a nationally recognized leader with outcomes that exceed the national average.

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Pediatric Cancer

When the person who matters most to you needs the best care, find comfort and kid-centered healing at AdventHealth Cancer Institute, one of the nation’s top-ranked cancer hospitals.

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Urologic Cancers

Outcomes that surpass the national average. Treatments you won’t find anywhere else. And a world-class team that treats bladder, kidney, testicular, and prostate cancers with whole-person care that encompasses everything from your day-to-day nutritional and emotional well-being, to your spiritual health.

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More Clinical Trials. More Life-Saving Options.

We’re making the impossible possible every day. With more than 175 clinical trials each year, AdventHealth Cancer Institute is one of the most active clinical trial sites in Florida, offering cancer patients and the people who love them options — and hope — beyond conventional therapies.

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Step-by-Step Support

When you’re ready to talk, someone’s always ready to listen. And when you need answers, whether it’s about financial assistance, genetic testing, or access to our patient education guides, our door is always open.

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Understanding HPV and the Link to Cancer

HPV is a group of more than 200 related viruses, some of which are spread through vaginal, anal, oral sex and other intimate forms of skin-to-skin contact.
HPV types fall into two groups, low risk and high risk. Low-risk HPVs mostly cause no disease. However, a few low-risk HPV types can cause warts on or around the genitals, anus, mouth, or throat. These are the infections that your immune system usually controls so they don’t cause cancer. 
High-risk HPV infections that persist can cause cancer. Sometimes HPV infections are not successfully controlled by your immune system. When a high-risk HPV infection persists for many years, it can lead to cell changes that, if untreated, may get worse over time and become cancer.
 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, about 44,000 new cases of cancer are found in parts of the body where HPV is often found. HPV causes about 34,800 of these cancers. Cancer often takes years, even decades, to develop after a person gets HPV. The CDC recommends HPV vaccination to protect against these cancers.

The HPV vaccine series is recommended for girls and boys at the age of 11 or 12; the series can be started at age nine. For young people who didn’t get vaccinated on time, HPV vaccination is recommended up to age 26.

Yes, the vaccine can be given to adults between the ages of 27 and 45 who didn’t receive all vaccine doses earlier. Adults in this age group benefit less from the vaccine because they are more likely to have been exposed to HPV already. But if you are concerned that you are at risk for new HPV infections, you should talk with your health care provider about whether the vaccine may be right for you.

  • Cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in women
  • Penile cancer in men
  • Anal cancer in both men and women
  • Oropharynx, or back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils cancer in both men and women
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Looking for a Second Opinion?

It’s always a good idea to get a second opinion. Whether you have doubts or unanswered questions, whether your trust in your oncology team is wavering, or you just need to hear it from someone else – don’t hesitate. Because while you didn’t choose cancer, you always have a choice when it comes to taking control of your care. Our AdventHealth oncology experts can serve as a fresh pair of eyes, helping bring clarity and certainty to you and your family. Evaluating your tests and consulting with different oncology specialists can help you feel more confident in your care, either by confirming your diagnosis, shedding new light, or opening the door to new treatment options.

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