For patients in Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida, who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a mastectomy may be a viable treatment option. However, selecting a cancer center that will explore all options and design an individualized treatment plan is important and requires careful consideration. At Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, our expert breast cancer oncologists meet weekly as a tumor board to review each patient’s condition and create an individualized treatment plan. This treatment plan may include surgery and/or other options, such as radiology or chemotherapy, to aid in the fight against breast cancer, as well as supportive care services designed to help manage the patient’s symptoms or side effects.
When mastectomy is recommended for a breast cancer patient, our experts work together to determine the type of procedure that will offer the best possible outcome and improved quality of life. As a high-volume cancer center, Moffitt has surgeons with extensive experience in performing all types of mastectomies, including:
- Total mastectomy – Removal of an entire breast and some of the surrounding lymph nodes
- Partial mastectomy – Removal of a portion of a breast and some of the surrounding lymph nodes
- Lumpectomy – Removal of a tumor within a breast as well as some of the surrounding healthy tissue and possibly some lymph nodes
- Axillary node dissection – Removal of some lymph nodes from the armpit area
Whenever possible, Moffitt’s surgeons utilize nipple/areola-sparing and skin-sparing techniques to preserve as much tissue as possible for reconstructive surgery, which can also be provided by our experienced plastic surgeons.
For breast cancer patients who are traveling from the Ft. Myers and Naples, FL, areas for mastectomy procedures and other treatments, Moffitt can recommend trusted hotels to make the experience a little easier. Our hotel partners not only provide accommodations that meet or exceed our stringent infection control and hygiene standards, but also are located in close proximity to our cancer center and offer discounted rates to Moffitt patients. Through these connections, we can help our out-of-town patients worry less about the stress of traveling and focus more on their health and well-being.
If you are a breast cancer patient in Ft. Myers or Naples, FL, who is interested in learning more about the mastectomy surgery options available at Moffitt Cancer Center, you can schedule an appointment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing our online new patient registration form. No referral is necessary to meet with our oncologists specializing in breast cancer.