A partial mastectomy is a surgical procedure that is often recommended to women who have been diagnosed with a cancerous lump in one or both breasts. The goal of this surgery, which is also commonly known as a lumpectomy, is to remove the tumor within the breast, as well as a limited amount of tissue surrounding the lump. Lymph nodes may also be removed and biopsied during a partial mastectomy. For women in the Orlando, Florida, community who are considering breast cancer surgery treatment, a short drive to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa will provide access to some of the best, most innovative cancer treatment available anywhere.
Moffitt Cancer Center has been recognized as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. This distinction speaks to our leadership in cancer research and recognizes the contributions our team has made through ongoing clinical trial programs in innovative breast cancer treatment. Another advantage to receiving treatment from Moffitt Cancer Center is that each patient under our care has their specific case reviewed on a weekly basis by our tumor board. If a partial mastectomy is recommended, the patient can have confidence that this course of action was agreed upon by several experts. This board of specialists includes:
- Radiation therapists
- And support staff
By taking an individualized approach to each patient’s treatment, the tumor board is able to determine the best course of action, depending on the size, location and grade of the tumor and the patient’s unique needs. Depending on the patient’s progress, the treatment plan is reviewed and amended as needed, ensuring the most comprehensive care possible. In the event that a partial mastectomy is recommended, our staff will work hard to put the patient at ease and also explain their options for post-surgical reconstruction, which can also be handled at Moffitt during or after breast cancer surgery.
In order to accommodate our patients from Orlando, Florida, we have partnerships with many local hotels that meet our stringent hygiene expectations and offer discounted rates to people receiving care at Moffitt. We understand that traveling for breast cancer surgery is already stressful enough without worrying about finding affordable lodging for you and your loved ones, which is why we’ll go the extra mile to help.
To learn more about a partial mastectomy and the many different breast cancer treatments that we offer at Moffitt Cancer Center to women in Orlando, Florida, and the surrounding area, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out our new patient registration form online.