A bilateral mastectomy is a procedure designed to remove both breasts of a woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In some instances, this surgery may be scheduled by a woman who has a cancerous lump in one breast and agrees with her oncologist to have the other breast removed as a precautionary measure. In other instances, the woman has breast cancer in both breasts and a bilateral mastectomy may be recommended.
For women in Orlando, FL, who are considering a bilateral mastectomy or other breast cancer treatment, Moffitt Cancer Center is a short drive away. Our multispecialty team offers a wide range of innovative cancer treatments and has extensive experience working with breast cancer patients from around the country. A tumor board meets each week to review the cases of each patient receiving care from us. Using the most up-to-date information about a patient’s status, our team analyzes the progression of the cancer, the location of the tumor, the grade of the growth and other pertinent information to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for each individual patient under our care. Specifically, this tumor board includes:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation therapists
- Nursing staff
- Social workers and other supportive care specialists
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we understand that electing to schedule a bilateral mastectomy is a huge decision for any woman. As such, we are dedicated to making the entire process as easy on our patients as possible. For example, we have experienced plastic surgeons on staff who can provide breast augmentation and reconstruction services following a breast cancer surgery. As part of our commitment to comprehensive cancer care, we also have a full team of professionals on staff who are dedicated to our patients’ emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
To further assist our patients who are traveling from out of town, Moffitt has partnered with several local hotels that provide discounted rates and exceptional accommodations. To learn more about bilateral mastectomy and how Moffitt Cancer Center can help women in Orlando, FL, and throughout the surrounding area, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online. No referral is ever required.