Expert oncologists in Richmond

At HCA Virginia Physicians, our expert oncologists provide advanced care and treatment—including many surgical options for tumor removal—for many types of cancer. Our goal is to offer patients comprehensive care throughout diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

To visit one of our oncologists, schedule an appointment online.

Should you be screened for colorectal cancer?

When diagnosed early, colorectal cancer is highly treatable. Use our online tool to find out your risk and what you can do about it.

Comprehensive cancer care

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Our multidisciplinary team—including oncologists, surgeons, nurses and other specialists—provides you with complete, compassionate care for all types of cancer, including:

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer found in women. Although breast cancer can be aggressive, screening and mammography services can help detect cancer early. This contributes to higher success rates for treatment.

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer affects any part of the GI tract.

This includes the:

  • Anus
  • Esophagus
  • Large intestine (colon)
  • Mouth
  • Small intestine
  • Stomach

Once symptoms are present, GI cancer is usually diagnosed with an endoscopy or imaging testing.

Colon cancer

Colon cancer, a type of GI cancer, is a common type of cancer in the U.S. However, with early screening exams, such as colonoscopies, it can now be detected early, leading to more successful treatment.

Gynecologic cancer

Gynecologic cancer affects any part of the female reproductive organs. We provide patients access to treatments for many of these cancers, including:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer

Skin cancer

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth on the skin that can usually be noticed by the patient. Individuals who spend extended periods of time in the sun are at increased risk for skin cancer, however, there are also other risk factors, such as age and skin pigment. Skin cancer is generally considered a treatable cancer, especially if caught early.

The four types of skin cancer are:

  • Basal cell carcinoma—A skin cancer that occurs from the abnormal growth of basal cells on the outermost layer of the skin.
  • Melanoma—A skin cancer that develops from melanocytes, the skin cells that give skin its pigment.
  • Merkel cell carcinoma—A very rare but aggressive skin cancer that usually forms at the base of the epidermis.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma—A skin cancer that occurs from the abnormal growth of squamous cells on the outermost layer of the skin.

Surgical cancer treatment

When cancer is detected, one option for treatment is the surgical removal of the tumor. We provide access to expert surgeons who are experienced in using surgery for cancer treatment. Our surgeons take the time to learn what is best for you and your family. As part of a multidisciplinary team, they work together to identify an individual care plan to suit the needs of each patient.

We offer treatments and procedures, both open and laparoscopic, including:

  • Breast-conserving surgery
  • Mohs surgery for skin cancer
  • Partial colectomy
  • Partial gastrectomy
  • Tumor removal surgery
  • Uterus, cervix or fallopian tubes removal
  • Various types of mastectomy

When should you start breast cancer screenings?

The answer may vary. Use our online assessment to gain insight and determine breast cancer health risk factors.