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Bladder Cancer Treatment for Patients from Clearwater, FL
Many different bladder cancer treatment options are available for patients from Clearwater, Florida, at Moffitt Cancer Center, located nearby in Tampa. Our team of specialists in the Urologic Oncology Program collaborate to provide comprehensive treatment and care that’s tailored to the needs of each of our patients. This multispecialty team meets regularly as a tumor board to discuss each new patient’s case and develop an individualized treatment plan. The skills and expertise of our physicians, surgeons and other medical professionals has helped us improve outcomes and enhance the lives of countless patients with bladder cancer.
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we may recommend one or more of the following bladder cancer treatment options:
- Chemotherapy – A combination of drugs is used to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells. Chemotherapy may be delivered orally, intravenously or directly into the bladder following a surgery.
- Radiation therapy – High-energy waves are delivered to the tumor to break down cancer cells. It can be delivered externally, using a machine, or internally, using a radioactive implant that’s placed near the tumor.
- Intravesical therapy – A liquid medication is delivered directly into the bladder using a catheter. The medication can be a form of chemotherapy or immunotherapy.
- Surgery – Cancerous cells are physically removed from the bladder. Depending on the stage and nature of the cancer, a portion of the bladder may be removed, or the entire bladder may be removed and then reconstructed to divert the passage of urine.
Moffitt treats patients from all regions, including Clearwater, FL. In addition to offering bladder cancer treatment, we also feature a robust clinical trials program that may give patients access to groundbreaking therapies that are not yet widely available. Our dedication to the advancement of treatment for cancer has earned us a Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute.
Moffitt Cancer Center welcomes patients from Clearwater, FL, to learn more about bladder cancer treatment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or by filling out a new patient registration form online. We do not require a referral to schedule an appointment.