Appendiceal cancer, or appendix cancer, does not usually produce any symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Diagnosis of this condition is often made during surgery or tests performed for other reasons. Appendix cancer is rare and develops when rapidly dividing cells form malignant tumors in the appendix.
Choosing an Appendix Specialist in Florida
If you've been diagnosed with appendix cancer seeking out a cancer expert may be your next step. Because appendix cancer is considered relatively rare it’s important to consult a physician with the experience, expertise and resources to treat this condition.
Experience & Expertise
With less than 1,000 cases diagnosed every year, you may want to ask how often a doctor treats appendix cancer patients and what are the standard treatment options. If surgery is recommended, how frequently is the surgery performed?
Appendix cancer is often slow-growing and commonly treated by surgery and possibly chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Ask what treatment options are available at the center you’re considering and if they are able to offer any new treatments or clinical trials.
If you end up having to travel to receive care consider what accommodations are available. Are there places close by to stay? Are their support services for your family? Are virtual visits available for follow-up appointments?
Why Turn to Moffitt?
Moffitt Cancer Center’s appendix cancer specialists are some of the most skilled in Florida and welcome new patients. Our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program consists of a variety of specialists all of whom work together to provide patients with the best possible care.
You can feel confident entrusting your care to our team of appendix cancer experts. As a high-volume cancer center, our physicians see more patients than other oncology centers, giving them unmatched experience. Our team is led by the nation’s top appendix cancer specialists and has ample experience treating patients with this condition.
Moffitt’s multidisciplinary team of appendix cancer specialists works together to develop an individualized treatment plan for every patient. Each patient benefits from multiple expert opinions throughout their treatment. And our renowned research team is continually evaluating new treatments for appendix cancer through our robust clinical trials program.
With multiple locations across the Tampa Bay area and the ability to conduct virtual visits, Moffitt offers convenient access to those traveling to or across Florida. Our center also offers a full range of support services to our patients and their families whether they are physical, spiritual or emotional.
If you’d like to consult with some of the best appendix cancer specialists in Florida, you can request an appointment by completing a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488 to request an appointment. You do not need a referral.