Chemotherapy for Adrenal Cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL
Chemotherapy is sometimes recommended for treating adrenal cancer that has spread beyond the adrenal gland. For individualized treatment, many people turn to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, which is widely recognized as one of the top-ranked cancer hospitals in the nation. Additionally, because we are a high-volume cancer center, our multispecialty team has acquired extensive experience in treating adrenal carcinoma, which is relatively uncommon.
In most cases, treatment for adrenal cancer includes both chemotherapy and surgery to remove the adrenal gland. Chemo involves the use of cancer-fighting drugs, which can be injected into a vein or taken by mouth. These powerful medications can then enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body to reach and destroy widespread cancer cells.
At Moffitt in Tampa, Florida, we often recommend mitotane as the primary chemotherapy drug for treating adrenal cancer. In addition to destroying cancerous cells, mitotane can block the production of adrenal steroid hormones. This can be particularly beneficial for treating a functional adrenal gland tumor that is producing excess hormones, which can cause a number of problematic symptoms, such as high blood pressure and muscle aches.
In Moffitt’s Head and Neck Cancer Program, a multispecialty team works closely with each patient to develop an optimal treatment plan for adrenal carcinoma. If chemotherapy is advised, we determine the most appropriate medications, dosages and delivery schedules. Through our robust portfolio of clinical trials, many of our patients also have opportunities to be among the first to benefit from promising new treatment options, including new chemotherapy drugs and drug combinations. We’ve made numerous research breakthroughs to date, and in recognition of our significant progress, the National Cancer Institute has awarded us the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation.
Chemotherapy for adrenal cancer is available at all of Moffitt Cancer Center’s locations in Tampa, FL. If you’d like to learn more, we provide consultations with or without referrals. Call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online to schedule a visit.