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Morton Plant Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, which recognizes hospitals that treat cancer as a complex group of diseases requiring consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. CoC accreditation challenges Morton Plant Hospital to stay focused on patient-centered needs, and encourages continued measurement of quality care against national standards.

For more information, view the 2013 Morton Plant Mease Cancer Program Annual Report

We strive to educate our patients and members of the Tampa Bay area community about the causes and risk factors for cancer, the importance of early detection and the treatment options that are available. Below are just a few of the cancers for which we offer treatment:

Our treatments include:

  • Diagnostic testing
    • Screenings
    • Imaging
    • Biopsy
    • Genetic testing
  • Chemotherapy on an outpatient basis
    • Systemic chemotherapy
    • Regional chemotherapy
    • Combination chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy on an outpatient basis
    • External beam radiation therapy
    • Intensity modulated radiation therapy
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery
    • Accelerated partial breast irradiation
  • Surgery
    • Traditional surgery
    • Robotic surgery
    • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Biologic therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Lymphedema rehabilitation
  • Targeted drug therapy

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Robotic surgery may offer some patients a means of minimally invasive surgical treatment for cancer, though additional minimally invasive options are available for patients who are not candidates for robotic surgery. Morton Plant Hospital offers robotic-assisted surgical therapy for the following conditions:

  • Endometrial cancer – robotic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy
  • Kidney cancer – robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy
  • Prostate cancer – robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy

The TrilogyTM Linear Accelerator

 The Trilogy Linear Accelerator is the most advanced technology available in the world for image-guided, external beam radiation therapy. This state-of-the-art device offers unsurpassed precision and accuracy while reducing the total treatment time for patients. Learn more about the many features and benefits of the Trilogy Linear Accelerator used at Lykes Radiation Pavilion.   

Cancer Patient Support Services

Axelrod Pavilion is also home to Morton Plant Hospital’s innovative Cancer Patient Support Services (CaPSS) program, aimed at assisting patients and their loved ones as they cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. This program provides a wide range of resources, completely free of charge, including support groups, screenings, educational classes, stress management programs, access to specialized oncology counselors and online resources. For more information, please call CaPSS at (727) 462-2125 or review the CaPSS Newsletter.

Cancer Care Facilities at Morton Plant Hospital

For a free physician referral, please call the BayCare Customer Service Center at (727) 462-7500 or find a specialist near you. Our various cancer care facilities in Clearwater, FL, include:

Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center     
Axelrod Pavilion
Morton Plant Hospital
400 Pinellas St., Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 461-8555
Map & Directions

 

Powell Pavilion
Outpatient Infusion Services Dept.   
Morton Plant Hospital
303 Pinellas St., Suite 250
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 462-2128
Map & Directions

Comprehensive Breast Care Center of Tampa Bay
Axelrod Pavilion
Morton Plant Hospital
400 Pinellas St.
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 461-8555
Map & Directions

Carlisle Imaging Center
Axelrod Pavilion
Morton Plant Hospital
400 Pinellas St., Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 461-8555
Map & Directions
 

Lykes Radiation Pavilion
Morton Plant Hospital
300 Pinellas St.
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 462-7220
Map & Directions