Breast cancer treatment is one of our specialties at Moffitt Cancer Center. Many women from Orlando, Florida, and other cities throughout the state choose to travel to Moffitt in Tampa for individualized treatment and compassionate supportive care following a cancer diagnosis. Patients in our Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program benefit from the expertise of multiple physicians under one roof, including fellowship-trained surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists who focus exclusively on breast cancer.
Each women’s ideal course of breast cancer treatment will depend on the cellular composition and extent of her cancer, along with other factors such as her age and overall health. These factors, and many others, are taken into consideration by members of Moffitt’s tumor board, who collaborate to develop tailored treatment plans for each and every patient. Often, a breast cancer treatment plan may include an individualized combination of:
- Surgery to remove tumors, affected lymph nodes, surrounding breast tissue or the breast itself. Moffitt surgeons utilize minimally invasive techniques to preserve as much healthy tissue and sensation as possible.
- Traditional treatment methods such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy to shrink or destroy localized and metastasized cancer cells.
- Hormone therapy to discourage the production of cancer-promoting estrogen or progesterone.
- Targeted therapy to eliminate cancer cells of a certain genetic makeup.
Moffitt’s breast cancer program doesn’t end with treatment. Our team includes plastic surgeons who perform reconstructive procedures for patients who may have undergone extensive surgery and wish to enhance the appearance of their breasts.
Moffitt patients from Orlando, FL, are encouraged to take advantage of reduced rates at our partner hotels. These hotels are located near our cancer center and are committed to providing a hospitable, comfortable and hygienic environment for our patients and their families.
If you live in Orlando, FL, and would like to explore your breast cancer treatment options with a Moffitt physician, contact 1-888-663-3488 or fill out a new patient registration form online. Moffitt accepts patients with or without referrals.