The steps that follow a brain cancer diagnosis are different for every patient. In order to best manage the situation, it’s essential to seek guidance and support from a knowledgeable, experienced and trusted teammate – and friend. If you live in the Fort Myers, FL, area, you will find all of that and more in the Neurologic Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
In many cases, brain cancer does not require immediate intervention. If you’re in this situation, you are encouraged to make the trip from Fort Myers, Florida, to Moffitt’s campus in Tampa, where we can help you prepare for the journey that lies ahead. To accomplish this, we can:
- Educate you – Brain cancer is a complex condition, and if you’re feeling overwhelmed or frightened, that’s completely understandable. We can decipher the medical jargon, explain your unique situation, answer your questions and provide all of the information you need to make fully informed healthcare decisions that you feel confident in.
- Help you select the right treatment – Based on a thorough review of your tumor imaging, pathology results, general health and individual preferences, we can recommend the most appropriate treatment options to target your brain cancer while promoting your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
- Support you – Even if you have many people in your life with whom you can share your feelings and talk comfortably, it can still be helpful to relate to someone other than your family members and friends. By participating in a cancer support group at Moffitt, you can benefit from the experience of others who are facing similar circumstances (and also reciprocate in kind).
Moffitt’s dedicated research team continues to explore promising new forms of brain cancer treatment through our robust portfolio of clinical trials, our patients can be among the first in the nation to benefit from new brain cancer treatment options that are not yet available elsewhere. In recognition of the significant progress we’ve made to date, Moffitt has received the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute.
To make the most of your visit to Moffitt, you might consider spending a few days with us. If you’d like, Moffitt’s supportive care specialists can provide information about our local hotel partners, which offer discounted rates to our patients. These properties also meet or exceed our very high standards to ensure safe and comfortable lodging, and many provide shuttle services to and from our campus.
For more information about brain cancer treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online to request an appointment at our office in Tampa, which is just a few hours north of Fort Myers, FL. We do not require referrals.