Advanced Cancer-Fighting Technology
We are the only program in the world with the most advanced radiation therapies all in one place, allowing our experts to provide the best treatment for each patient's cancer.
First program in South Florida, with three gantries - one dedicated to pediatric patients - delivering the most advanced form of pencil-beam scanning.
First in the southeastern U.S., and one of a few in the country, delivering MR-guided radiation therapy.
Vectra 3D Whole Body Photo-Imaging
One of the five in U.S., a non-invasive imaging technique that uses a low-power laser without radiation to determine whether a skin lesion needs to be biopsied.
Immunotherapy is an advanced cancer treatment that helps your body’s immune system fight cancer. It can be an effective way to treat blood disorders and is one of the most promising innovations available today for the treatment, cure and prevention of certain blood cancers like multiple myeloma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin disease.
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Bone marrow is the tissue inside your bones that produces red and white blood cells and platelets. If you experience a blood disorder, a bone marrow transplant, also known as a stem cell transplant, can be used to replace your damaged blood cells with healthy, blood-forming stem cells.
The Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation program at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida provides advanced treatment options to patients with blood cancers like leukemia, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin disease, or Hodgkin lymphoma.
Miami Cancer Institute can provide access to clinical trials not widely available elsewhere. Clinical trials find new ways to treat and diagnose cancer and are ongoing. If an appropriate trial is available, we will talk to you about the benefits and risks.
Cancer Support Services
Our cancer support services, housed on the third floor of Miami Cancer Institute, will create a therapeutic and healing environment for patients and families. Through a comprehensive program tailored to meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients, you will benefit from a broad range of services, including support groups, mindfulness relaxation, art and music therapy, nutritional counseling and physical therapy. From physical discomfort to emotional stress, our team will guide you through each stage of your cancer journey.
Services at Miami Cancer Institute
Second Read and Second Opinion Services FAQs
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, especially when you’re making decisions about treatment. Having more than one medical professional review your case and offer their insight can ensure you receive the best and most appropriate care.
At Miami Cancer Institute, we offer second read and second opinion services to new or existing patients. These services provide patients with independent case reviews that can broaden the cancer treatments available to them. Keep reading to learn more about our second read and second opinion services.
For a second read, one of our expert radiologists will review your diagnostic images from another healthcare institution to confirm a cancer diagnosis.
For a second opinion, one of our skilled pathologists will review your pathology slides from another healthcare organization to confirm a cancer diagnosis.
These reviews can offer an additional perspective on your case, which could help guide your treatment journey.
If you’re a new patient at Miami Cancer Institute, our Patient Intake Department will work with you to gather your medical records from previous institutions before your first appointment. This includes diagnostic scans and pathology slides and reports from your current healthcare provider that led to your diagnosis.
During your first visit to Miami Cancer Institute, we will perform a second read or second opinion of your scans and slides. An expert radiologist will review any imaging scans and a pathologist will review any slides and reports.
After their review, the radiologist and/or pathologist will issue an official report and send it to your doctor, who will then meet with you to discuss the results. Depending on the results, you may also receive additional testing to explore all your treatment options.
When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, getting another doctor’s perspective can help you confirm your original diagnosis and help you better understand your treatment options. Sometimes, second reads and opinions could modify your diagnosis and widen the options available for treating your cancer, such as clinical trials and novel treatments.
If you’re a new patient at Miami Cancer Institute, reviewing scans or pathology slides from your case provides your doctor with the most detailed and accurate information about your cancer. That way, they can prescribe the most effective treatment plan.
Second read and second opinion services are standard practice at most major cancer centers. In fact, it’s routine to have another healthcare provider review information about your case. Doing so helps patients receive the highest level of care and may help determine the most effective treatment options.
We bill our second read and second opinion services to your insurance, just like any other medical service. However, depending on your insurance, you may be responsible for co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles or certain out-of-pocket expenses. Contact your insurance company to learn more about what is covered.