If you were recently diagnosed with bladder cancer, you may be evaluating your treatment options in the West Palm Beach, FL, area. Although we’re a short drive away, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is worth a look. Our oncologists are nationally respected experts in the treatment of locally advanced and metastatic bladder cancers, and we continue to lead the way in clinical urologic research. In recognition of our notable progress to date, the National Cancer Institute has designated Moffitt as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, and we are the only cancer hospital based in Florida to have received this prestigious honor.
What is individualized bladder cancer treatment?
The multispecialty team in our Urologic Oncology Program is focused on developing individualized bladder cancer treatment plans to help ensure the best possible outcome and quality of life for each patient we treat. We begin with a thorough evaluation of a number of unique factors, including the size and stage of the cancer, the patient’s previous treatment history and the unique molecular makeup of the tumor. Then, if appropriate, we may recommend:
- A segmental or radical cystectomy
- A minimally invasive robot-assisted cystectomy
- A transurethral resection with fulguration
- Continent urinary tract reconstruction
- Radiation treatment
- Intravesical therapy
- Novel immunotherapies or biological therapies that are exclusively available through our clinical trials
- Supportive care services
If you travel to Moffitt from West Palm Beach, Florida, for cancer treatment, you can feel confident that you will have access to the most innovative options currently available. And, to help you take care of the logistical aspects of your visit, we can recommend comfortable and affordance hotel accommodations that are close to our campus.
The clinical and supportive care teams at Moffitt can help you cope with your bladder cancer diagnosis and adjust to life after treatment. To request an appointment, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online. We will collaborate with your primary care physician in West Palm Beach, FL, and include him or her as an integral member of your treatment team. However, you do not need a referral from a physician to meet with us.