Treatment for breast cancer often includes surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. At Moffitt Cancer Center, our multispecialty team of medical professionals in the Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program is dedicated to treating breast cancer. These specialists collaborate as a tumor board to ensure each patient receives an individualized treatment plan that’s tailored to their particular needs. We welcome patients from Clearwater, Florida, and other nearby areas to visit Moffitt for breast cancer treatment.
There are currently several different breast cancer surgery options, and the one that’s right for a patient will depend on the location and stage of the cancer, among other considerations. The procedures we offer at Moffitt include:
- Lumpectomy – Removes the entire tumor as well as some of the surrounding healthy tissue
- Mastectomy – Removes part or all of the breast, depending on the nature of the cancer
- Axillary node dissection – Removes lymph nodes from the armpit area
- Breast reconstruction – Rebuilds the breast using an implant or tissue transfer following a mastectomy
In some cases, our surgeons can use a skin-sparing or nipple/areola-sparing technique to minimize damage to the healthy tissue. Breast cancer surgery may be provided as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with another approach, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy. At Moffitt Cancer Center, all of our treatment and supportive care services are available in a single location, making it convenient for patients traveling from Clearwater, FL, to receive the care they need and focus on getting better.
Patients from Clearwater, FL, who would like to discuss treatment options such as surgery for breast cancer can fill out a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. No referral is necessary to schedule an appointment.