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Uncertainty to Confidence

Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute knows your journey toward wellness involves the whole person-mind, body and spirit. We provide comprehensive educational, emotional and spiritual support through our counseling and educational services for patients, services for families and caregivers and support groups. Our Cancer Care Navigator Program is designed to guide you through your entire treatment and recovery process – from before diagnosis, through treatment and to survivorship. Our Cancer Care Navigators are specially trained nurses who are here to help you navigate your cancer care journey.


Our Support Staff

Schedule an appointment with one of our Cancer Care Navigators:


Our Support Groups

  • Breast Cancer Support Group
    Third Thursday of every month, from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman, Conference Room
    Contact Latanya Ruiz, LCSW, at 352-253-3605 for more information
  • GYN Cancer Support Group
    Second Tuesday of every month, from 12 – 1:30 p.m.
    Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman, Conference Room
    Contact Latanya Ruiz, LCSW, at 352-253-3605 for more information
  • Look Good-Feel Better
    American Cancer Society Program
    Second Monday of every other month, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman, Conference Room
    Contact Latanya Ruiz, LCSW, at 352-253-3605 or
    The American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 for more information
  • Cancer Support Group
    First Thursday of every month, from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman, Conference Room
    Contact Latanya Ruiz, LCSW, at 352-253-3605 for more information
  • Men’s Team Huddle Support Group
    Fourth Thursday of every month from 12 – 1 p.m.
    Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Waterman, Conference Room
    Contact Latanya Ruiz, LCSW, at 352-253-3605 for more information