Not far from Fort Myers, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center offers advanced breast cancer treatment and compassionate supportive care to patients with all types of breast malignancies. Moffitt’s Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program in Tampa features a multispecialty team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, interventional radiologists and many other experts who exclusively treat patients with breast cancer. And, because Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center, these experts have an unparalleled level of experience addressing even the most uncommon and aggressive breast malignancies.
Breast cancer treatment can take many forms depending on the patient’s specific type of cancer and overall health. Moffitt’s tumor board takes these factors into account, along with several others, when collaboratively developing individualized treatment plans for each of our patients. A breast cancer treatment plan may include:
- Surgery to remove tumors, nearby lymph nodes or the entire breast. Moffitt surgeons use muscle-sparing techniques and robotic-assisted technology to preserve as much healthy tissue and sensation as possible.
- Radiation therapy and chemotherapy to destroy localized and metastasized cancer cells.
- Hormone/endocrine therapy to help stop the body’s production of estrogen and progesterone, which can stimulate the growth of certain cancers.
- Targeted drugs that address cancers with certain genetic compositions, such as the HER2/neu protein.
Moffitt physicians also work hand-in-hand with fertility preservation specialists to help ensure radiation treatments and chemotherapy do not interfere with a woman’s ability to conceive, and spearheads groundbreaking clinical trials to improve the way breast cancers are detected and treated. In addition to providing the latest advances in breast cancer treatment to women, Moffitt also specializes in treating men with breast cancer.
We encourage patients who are traveling to Moffitt from Fort Myers, FL, to take advantage of discounted rates at our partner hotels. These hotels are located near our cancer center and comply with our rigorous hygiene standards.
If you would like to consult with a Moffitt physician regarding your breast cancer treatment options, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. We accept patients from Fort Myers, FL, with or without referrals.