If you are seeking treatment for colorectal cancer, the latest advances in surgery and noninvasive therapies are available to you at Moffitt Cancer Center. Located a short drive from Orlando, Florida, in Tampa, Moffitt provides a full spectrum of treatment and supportive care for people with virtually all types of gastrointestinal malignancies, including colorectal cancer. Patients in our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program benefit from the diverse expertise of our treatment team, which includes surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, endoscopy specialists, pathologists, interventional radiologists and other experts who focus exclusively on cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.
Colorectal cancer is a malignancy that develops in the colon or the rectum. There are several factors that can influence a patient’s ideal course of colorectal cancer treatment, such as the extent of the disease at diagnosis and the patient’s overall health. Moffitt’s tumor board collaborates to ensure each patient receives a treatment plan that is fine tuned to their needs and provides the best chance at achieving a positive outcome and better quality of life.
A colorectal cancer treatment plan may include:
- Minimally invasive or robotic-assisted surgery to remove polyps, tumors or surrounding tissues
- Advanced radiation therapy methods, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and Novalis therapy, to destroy cancer cells using high-energy beams
- Chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy, chemoembolization or vaccine therapy to destroy or slow the growth of tumors
- Other breakthrough treatments made available to eligible patients through our robust clinical trial program
Patients who are traveling from Orlando, FL, to Moffitt are invited to take advantage of reduced rates at our partner hotels. These hotels are located near our cancer center, meet our rigorous hygiene standards and are committed to providing a comfortable and friendly environment for our patients to rest and heal with their families.
If you live in Orlando, FL, and would like to speak with a Moffitt specialist regarding your colorectal cancer treatment options, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. Moffitt accepts patients with or without referrals.