Situated just a short drive away from Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in total mastectomy procedures. Every year, thousands of women come to Tampa to access the comprehensive breast cancer care that Moffitt is known for – and uniquely positioned to provide.
At Moffitt, one of our surgical specialties is the total mastectomy, or the removal of an entire breast. This procedure is often used for women with large areas of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), but may also be recommended as a prophylactic surgery for at-risk women who are considering their preventative options. Moffitt’s surgeons will evaluate each patient’s unique situation to determine if a total mastectomy will offer the best possible outcome, as well as the highest quality of life.
Each woman who turns to Moffitt for a total mastectomy works with a team of exceptionally skilled, fellowship-trained surgical oncologists, and also has access to:
- Reconstructive and plastic surgeons
- Genetic testing and counseling specialists
- Social workers who specialize in emotional and psychological support
- Numerous other oncologists and supportive care providers
Not only can Moffitt’s patients access multiple expert opinions in one place, but multiple treatments as well. If a woman requires chemotherapy or radiation therapy before or after her total mastectomy, we are equipped to provide these therapies in the same convenient location. Additionally, our robust clinical trials program allows us to offer innovative therapies that aren’t yet widely available in other settings. Thanks to our unique, multispecialty approach to care, cancers that were once untreatable can now be treated at Moffitt.
Nobody understands the challenges of treatment better than we do. We know that leaving Ft. Myers or Naples to receive a total mastectomy can be difficult – but we can ease that burden. Along with their families and caregivers, women traveling to Moffitt can turn to us for assistance with discounted lodging and other arrangements.