Cancer Care

Broward Health is making critical improvements in cancer treatment. With advanced technology and comprehensive services, residents of Broward County can find the cancer care they need right here at home.

Cancer Care

Broward Health is making critical improvements in cancer treatment. With advanced technology and comprehensive services, residents of Broward County can find the cancer care they need right here at home.

Cancer Services

For more than 80 years, Broward Health has provided comprehensive cancer care to South Florida residents and beyond. Our multidisciplinary team, including renowned oncology specialists and nurses, offers a complete spectrum of cancer care dedicated to providing the best outcomes for our patients. Broward Health nurses are specially trained to provide care to oncology patients and are certified in cancer care through the Oncology Nursing Society.

Offering advanced treatments backed by evidence-based research, our services include lung cancer screening, genetic testing, radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, patient navigation, nutritional counseling, survivorship programs, support groups, as well as genetic evaluation, counseling and testing for genetic mutations to determine whether a patient is at an increased risk for cancer.

Conditions We Treat:

    • Brain Cancer

    • Breast Cancer

    • Bladder Cancer

    • Bone Cancer

    • Cervical Cancer

    • Colon/Rectal/Anal Cancer

    • Endometrial Cancer

    • Head and Neck Cancer

    • Lung Cancer

    • Lymphoma

    • Leukemia

    • Melanoma

    • Myeloma

    • Naso/Oropharyngeal Cancer

    • Ovarian Cancer

    • Pancreatic Cancer

    • Pediatric Cancer Care

    • Sickle Cell

    • Stomach Cancer

    • Testicular Cancer

At Broward Health, our dedicated team offers an individualized, holistic approach to cancer treatment. We offer a variety of resources and support to assist patients every step of the way in their fight against cancer. Our multidisciplinary team works together to help ensure patients receive the highest quality care during diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Areas of specialty include:

Pediatric Cancer Care
The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Center at the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital is an integral part of Broward Health’s comprehensive cancer services. Children can receive the most up-to-date treatments close to home while they maintain their family life and other activities. Pediatric hematologists/oncologists serve patients from birth to age 21. The hospital is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, offering families access to numerous pediatric oncology clinical research trials, which is critical in the treatment of pediatric cancer patients.

Women’s Services
Broward Health offers a wide range of women's healthcare services, including the latest technology in breast cancer screening including digital mammography, sensory suites, contrast-enhanced mammography and Tomosynthesis. These advanced technologies enable physicians and clinicians to better pinpoint the disease and plan treatment.

Noreen Salah Burpee Adult Infusion Center
The award-winning, redesigned Noreen Salah Burpee Adult Infusion Center offers cancer care in a healing, patient-centered environment with an array of support services, including a financial counselor, an oncology dietician and a palliative care team. The center features a triage and social services room, iPad technology at the bedside, music, art and pet therapy, peer-to-peer mentoring programs and an outdoor healing garden for patients and families. Support groups are also available, including the cancer transitions survivorship program, a four-week workshop designed to help  survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.

Palliative Care
Broward Health’s palliative care team focuses on relieving pain, symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our patients and their caregivers. From the time of diagnosis throughout the continuum of care, palliative care is provided alongside curative treatment, or treatment aimed at improving quality of life. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers and clergy provides a compassionate system of support for patients and their families. The team works together to provide optimal symptom relief, emotional and spiritual support, and assistance to patients and families in making treatment decisions that respect the patient’s wishes.

Are You At Risk For Lung Cancer?

If you are a smoker or former smoker, you may worry about your risk of developing lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women - responsible for more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. This is largely because lung cancer is often not found until it has spread to other parts of the body. A low-dose CT screening of the lungs can help identify lung cancer at an early stage, when it can be cured.
Lung Cancer Risk Assessment

Thyroid Screening

While anybody can be diagnosed with thyroid cancer there are risk factors that can increase a person’s chance of being affected by the disease. Increased risk is usually associated with head and neck radiation as well as family history however, there are other risk factors that should be taken into consideration. Being aware of these risk factors can help in early diagnosis and treatment options.
Thyroid Assessment

Genetic Testing

Do you know your risk for hereditary cancers?

Between 5% to 10% of all cancers are linked to genes that are inherited from parents.
If you are worried about a pattern of cancer found in your family history, our staff is available to discuss whether genetic counseling and testing might be a good option for you.

If you are considering genetic testing, call the Broward Health Medical Center Cancer Center at 954.355.4917.*
Genetic Screening

Who Should Consider Genetic Testing
Genetic Testing is recommended for those individuals who have a personal or family history of any ONE of the following cancers at age 50 or younger:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer

A combination of cancers on the same side of the family: 

  • 2 or more, breast/ovarian/prostate/ pancreatic cancer
  • 2 or more, colorectal/endometrial/ ovarian/gastric/pancreatic/other cancers (i.e. ureter/renal pelvis, biliary tract, small bowel, brain, sebaceous adenomas)
  • 2 or more, melanoma/pancreatic cancer

Any one of these rare presentations at any age:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Breast: male breast cancer or triple negative breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer with abnormal MSI/IHC, MSI associated histology
  • Endometrial cancer with abnormal MSI/IHC
  • 10 or more gastrointestinal polyps 

Certain ancestries may have greater risk for hereditary cancer syndromes.

For more information, call the Broward Health Medical Center Cancer Center at 954.355.4917.


*A referral from a primary care provider or gynecologist is needed for genetic testing.

The Latest Technology

With the most advanced radiation oncology equipment available and the latest technology for early detection for all types of cancers we offer some of the best treatment options and support programs available.

"The first 128 Multi-Slice CT Scanner in Broward, which detects cancer and other conditions early with unprecedented image quality, is available at Broward Health Weston’s Diagnostic Imaging Center and Broward Health North. Digital mammography for the most accurate breast examinations is available at all Broward Health hospitals including the Women’s Center at Broward Health Weston. The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, one of only two in Broward County, is designed to treat tumors with pin-point accuracy, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Available at Broward Health North, CyberKnife® provides a pain-free, non-invasive alternative surgery. Treatment is typically completed in one to five treatments."

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    Support Services

    American Cancer Society - Look Good, Feel Better: Cosmetics and Wigs

    Broward Health Medical Center

    1st Tuesday of the month | 1pm - 3pm

    American Lung Association - Better Breathers

    Broward Health Coral Springs

    Community Education Center 3rd Wednesday of the month | 1:30pm - 3pm

    Bereavement Support Group

    Broward Health Medical Center

    Every Monday | 3pm - 4:30pm

    A New Beginning - Breast Cancer Support Group

    Broward Health Coral Springs

    Meets Monthly 2nd Wednesday of every month at 1pm in the Women's Diagnostic & Wellness Center 290a Coral Hills Drive, Suite 210 Lisa Room

    Broward Health Medical Center

    Classrooms 3rd Thursday of the month | 6:30pm

    Gilda’s Club Support Groups and Services

    119 Rose Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: 954-763-6776

    Family and Friends Cancer Support Group

    Broward Health North

    Cancer Center Waiting Room 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month | 5:30pm - 7pm Participants MUST register for this support group. RSVP to Linda Watson at 954-786-5127.

    Spanish Speaking Women's Cancer Group

    Broward Health North

    Neuro Resource Center (off main lobby) 1st Monday of the month | 6pm Participants MUST register for this support group. RSVP to Patty Gonzalez at 754-366-6219.

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