If you live in Ft. Myers or Naples, Florida, and are considering prophylactic mastectomy as a preventive measure to reduce your breast cancer risk, you can receive the care and support you need from the experts at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Perhaps you’ve recently learned that you have a high risk of developing breast cancer due to your family history or genetic factors. Your decisions on what to do with that information, including whether or not to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy, are highly complex and personal. You do not have to make these choices on your own. At Moffitt, our multispecialty team is available to thoroughly analyze your risk, answer your questions and help you understand all of your options. Our goal is to help you make fully informed decisions so you can choose the path that is right for you.
At Moffitt, the Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program incorporates a full-service clinic that offers the latest options in preventive care and support for all breast-related conditions. In a single location, you’ll have access to multiple expert opinions, which are strongly recommended for patients who are contemplating prophylactic mastectomy and have not been diagnosed with breast cancer. Our talented and compassionate team includes:
- Genetic testing and counseling specialists
- Social workers
- Fellowship-trained surgeons
- Plastic surgeons and breast reconstruction experts
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
If, after careful consideration, you decide to proceed with a prophylactic mastectomy, the process of choosing the surgeon who will perform your procedure is important. First and foremost, you’ll want to take into account each candidate’s experience. Consider that prophylactic mastectomy is a highly complex technique, and a surgeon’s skill level increases with each procedure performed. As a high-volume cancer center, Moffitt offers a level of surgical expertise that far exceeds that of most other cancer centers. This translates to both positive surgical outcomes and a better quality of life for our patients.
Moffitt can also help simplify the traveling logistics if you need to be away from your home in Ft. Myers or Naples, FL, as you consider, undergo and/or recover from a prophylactic mastectomy. We can recommend trusted hotels located conveniently close to Moffitt that offer our patients discounted rates. By eliminating some of the stresses of travel, we hope to help you focus more fully on what’s most important – your health and well-being.
Patients from Ft. Myers and Naples, FL, can count on receiving comprehensive, individualized care at Moffitt. As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, we continue to make strides in the fight against cancer through our groundbreaking research initiatives. To speak with our experts about prophylactic mastectomy and other breast cancer prevention strategies, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out a new patient registration form online. No referrals are required.