For Orlando, Florida, residents who are considering a prophylactic mastectomy, expert care is a short drive away at Moffitt Cancer Center. When a woman elects to remove one or both of her breasts as a preventative measure – typically because she has a family history of the disease or an inherited mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene – the procedure is known as a prophylactic mastectomy. Many women report increased peace of mind that comes from knowing that they no longer have to worry as much about their own personal cancer risk, as the procedure can reduce an individual’s chances of breast cancer by as much as 95 percent.
As the only Florida-based National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center is uniquely situated to provide preventative surgical care to women from Orlando, FL. Electing to schedule a prophylactic mastectomy is a deeply personal decision and we give our patients all of the information they need to make an informed choice. If a preventative mastectomy is recommended, our patients can be confident that they’re in the hands of a highly competent surgical team that is well respected across the medical community for their experience, training and innovative techniques.
Yet, before a prophylactic mastectomy is recommended, each patient will have their case thoroughly reviewed by a multispecialty tumor board. This individualized treatment ensures that each patient under our care receives the best, most comprehensive care possible, and helps our patients know that the recommended option will be the consensus of the experienced physicians, surgeons, radiation therapists and other breast cancer specialists on our team.
Additionally, in the event that a mastectomy is recommended, we have a number of support staff members available who can help patients with their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. This staff includes:
- Social workers
- Clergy members
- Psychiatrists and psychologists
- Support group leaders
To make travel arrangements as stress-free as possible, Moffitt works closely with several area hotels that provide our patients with more affordable rates and the finest accommodations. To learn more about prophylactic mastectomy and the other breast cancer surgeries we offer to women from Orlando, FL, at Moffitt Cancer Center, call us at 1-888-663-3488 or fill out our online new patient registration form.