Kidney Cancer Treatment for Residents of Clearwater, FL
Clearwater, Florida, residents undergoing kidney cancer treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center benefit from being treated at a high-volume cancer center. This means the experts within Moffitt’s Urologic Oncology Program have unrivaled experience in treating kidney cancer of all stages, which can make all the difference when it comes to beating cancer and achieving a positive quality of life. When a patient first seeks treatment at Moffitt, his or her case will be carefully reviewed by our tumor board, which is comprised of a multispecialty team of experts including medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and others. These professionals collaborate to suggest and implement a treatment plan that has been tailored to meet the specifics of the patient’s cancer.
Clearwater, FL, patients who seek kidney cancer treatment at Moffitt may undergo one or more of the following options:
- Chemotherapy – This treatment uses powerful drugs, given either orally or intravenously, to stop or hinder the growth of cancer cells.
- Radiation therapy – This approach uses high-energy X-rays or other forms of radiation to kill cancerous cells or prevent them from spreading.
- Surgery – Kidney cancer surgery typically involves the removal of part or all of the patient’s affected kidney. Based on the specifics of the patient’s cancer, surrounding tissue, the adrenal gland and nearby lymph nodes may also be removed.
- Immunotherapy – Often referred to as biologic therapy or biotherapy, this form of kidney cancer treatment uses the patient’s immune system to attack cancer cells by strengthening the body’s natural defense system.
Additionally, thanks to our robust clinical trials program, Moffitt provides qualifying patients with the opportunity to benefit from leading-edge kidney cancer treatments before they are made available elsewhere. Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center to be based in Florida, an achievement that speaks directly to our commitment to advancing kidney cancer treatment and research.
If you are in the Clearwater, FL, area and would like to discuss the kidney cancer treatment options that may be available to you at Moffitt, call 1-888-MOFFITT or fill out a new patient registration form online. Referrals are not required to consult with our physicians.