Searching for the right place to receive colorectal cancer treatment can feel overwhelming. You may be asking yourself, "Who can provide me with the latest advances in treatment?" or, "Will I be treated like a statistic?" At Moffitt Cancer Center, the physicians in our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program are widely recognized for their innovative and multispecialty approach to colorectal cancer. We treat patients from Fort Myers, Florida, and beyond at our state-of-the-art locations in Tampa, where medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, endoscopy specialists and many other experts work hand-in-hand to provide well-rounded treatment and compassionate supportive care to patients.
Colorectal cancers can vary widely in stage and type, and cannot be effectively treated with a "one-size-fits-all" approach. That’s why Moffitt’s tumor board collaboratively develops treatment plans that are tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Every colorectal cancer treatment plan will differ according to the patient’s specific diagnosis and overall health, but many include a combination of:
- Robotic-assisted and minimally invasive surgery to remove polyps, tumors, affected tissues or nearby lymph nodes
- Chemotherapy, vaccine therapy, targeted drug therapy or chemoembolization to shrink tumors or slow their growth
- Advanced radiation therapy techniques, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy and Novalis therapy, to destroy cancer cells
In a relentless effort to improve the treatment of colorectal cancer and related gastrointestinal cancers, Moffitt leads several groundbreaking research initiatives and clinical trials. Patients who are eligible to participate in these trials have access to the latest breakthroughs in treatment before they are made widely available.
If you are traveling from Fort Myers, FL, to receive colorectal cancer treatment at Moffitt, we encourage you to take advantage of reduced rates at our partner hotels. These hotels satisfy our stringent hygiene requirements and are committed to providing a comfortable environment for our out-of-town patients and their families.
Call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online to take the first step toward receiving colorectal cancer treatment at Moffitt. Our team accepts patients from Fort Myers, FL, and throughout the country with or without referrals.