Men and women from Miami, Florida, who require treatment for bladder cancer can find the specialized treatment and supportive care they need at Moffitt Cancer Center in nearby Tampa. Since 1986, Moffitt has provided the latest advances in cancer treatment to patients with virtually all types of malignancies. Patients in our Urologic Oncology Program benefit from the expertise of renowned specialists who focus exclusively on cancers of the male and female urinary systems, including bladder cancer.
How is bladder cancer treated?
Each patient’s ideal course of bladder cancer treatment will vary according to factors like age and overall health. At Moffitt, we take an individualized approach to treatment that leverages the knowledge of urologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, interventional radiologists and other experts. Every treatment plan is different, but many include a combination of:
- Surgery to remove tumors, a portion of the bladder or the entire organ. Surgery may also be performed to create a new way for the body to hold urine.
- Targeted radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells with high-energy X-ray beams.
- Chemotherapy to eradicate metastasized cancer cells with oral or intravenous medications.
- Intravesical therapy to directly supply the bladder with cancer-fighting medication.
Moffitt also leads an ambitious clinical trial program that allows eligible patients to receive the latest breakthroughs in bladder cancer treatment before they are made widely available. Thanks to our trailblazing research initiatives, Moffitt has achieved recognition as a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
At Moffitt, we understand that traveling to our cancer center from Miami, FL, may present a few logistical challenges. To help ensure our patients can remain focused on their recovery, we have partnered with several nearby hotels to offer discounted rates to our patients and their families. These hotels are committed to providing comfortable accommodations and are in compliance with our rigorous hygiene standards.
Contact 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online to reserve an appointment with a Moffitt physician and learn more about our approach to bladder cancer treatment. Moffitt welcomes patients from Miami, FL, with or without referrals.