Chemotherapy for breast cancer is one of several treatment options that may be recommended as part of a patient’s treatment plan. Individuals from St. Petersburg, Florida, and other surrounding areas who are seeking treatment for breast cancer can turn to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Our medical oncologists are highly skilled and experienced in treating breast cancer, and they use this expertise to help our patients enjoy a better quality of life.
When determining the best course of treatment, a multispecialty team in the Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program collaborates as a tumor board to review each patient’s case individually. When creating a chemotherapy plan for a breast cancer patient, our physicians consider such factors as:
- The nature of the tumor – The tumor’s cell type, location and cancer stage are important factors in determining the schedule and dosage of a patient’s chemotherapy.
- The patient’s health – In addition to age and general health, the patient’s team will consider his or her unique genetic factors to determine which chemotherapy drugs may be most effective.
- Other treatments the patient is receiving – Our physicians will take into account any other treatments the patient will receive in conjunction with chemotherapy to provide the most effective course of treatment.
The individualized approach to treatment that Moffitt’s medical oncologists use ensures that our patients receive the treatment that best suits their cancer type. Moffitt also provides supportive care services under the same roof so that patients have convenient access to the physical, mental and emotional care they may need while undergoing treatment. Additionally, Moffitt offers assistance finding local accommodations for patients traveling from St. Petersburg, FL, and other out-of-town areas. Several nearby hotels offer discounted rates to patients as well as shuttle services to and from Moffitt, to make receiving treatment at Moffitt as convenient as possible.
If you’d like to learn more about receiving breast cancer chemotherapy at Moffitt, fill out a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. Moffitt Cancer Center welcomes patients from St. Petersburg, FL, and does not require a referral to schedule an appointment.