Breast Cancer Care
Florida Hospital Waterman
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may have many questions and few answers. Don’t feel alone.
Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer affecting U.S. women. About 12.4 percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime*. The good news: with advances in methods of detection and treatment, many women can and do beat breast cancer. While it may be one of the biggest challenges of your life, overcoming breast cancer — with the help of your treatment team — is our goal for every patient.
The Breast Care Program at Florida Hospital Waterman is here to help you understand your diagnosis and provide you with personalized care for the mind, body and spirit. To do so, we’ve assembled a team of highly experienced doctors — including breast surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists — that will evaluate your breast cancer and develop a plan for treating it.
Patients from around Lake County and beyond come to Florida Hospital Waterman for our early cancer detection, advanced treatments and emotional and spiritual support. Your designated breast care coordinators will be by your side every step of the way, answering your questions and scheduling same-day appointments with your doctors and specialists. After your treatment, our team will also provide you with the counseling, nutritional guidance, mentoring and the support you’ll need to live life to its fullest.
*Source: National Cancer Institute
Commission on Cancer Accreditation
Florida Hospital Waterman has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) through the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). This accreditation was obtained through an extensive evaluation of the Florida Hospital Waterman. The CoC accreditation ensures a commitment to quality care, the use of proper infrastructure, and improved patient outcomes.
Breast Cancer Support Group
The diagnosis of breast cancer can be a journey that is both physically and emotionally challenging. Join other breast cancer patients and survivors for a monthly support group where you can receive the encouragement and support you need during this time.
3rd Thursday of each month, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Cancer Institute Conference Room
Call Latanya Ruiz, MSW, at 352-253-3605 for more information.