Your Appendix Cancer Specialists
The appendix cancer specialists within Moffitt Cancer Center’s Gastrointestinal Oncology Program have ample experience treating patients with this type of malignancy, even though appendix cancer is considered relatively rare. Our appendix cancer program is led by a multispecialty team of the nation’s top physicians who focus exclusively on malignancies affecting the appendix and other components of the GI tract. As a high-volume cancer center, our physicians see more patients than other oncology centers, giving them unmatched experience. This extraordinary level of physician expertise combined with Moffitt’s innovative therapies and comprehensive supportive care makes our appendix cancer program the ideal choice for treatment.
In addition to the vast experience held by our appendix cancer specialists, Moffitt patients can find assurance in our:
- Collaborative approach to treatment – Moffitt’s tumor board collaborates regularly to develop each patient’s treatment plan according to his or her unique cancer and needs, increasing the likelihood of achieving a positive outcome and an enhanced quality of life.
- Multispecialty expertise – In a single location, our patients are able to consult with appendix cancer specialists that have expertise in a variety of treatments. Our treatment teams include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, endoscopy specialists and many other experts, all of whom are devoted to our patients’ full recovery.
- Cancer research and clinical trials – Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This distinction speaks to our incredible commitment to developing new treatments for GI cancers, such as cell-based therapy, and spearheading promising clinical trials.
Furthermore, Moffitt’s specialists understand that appendix cancer is more than just a disease; it’s an overwhelming diagnosis that warrants emotional and supportive care. That’s why our team includes social workers, dietitians, pain management specialists and other professionals to help increase comfort and minimize stress during the treatment process.