Patients considering chemotherapy for lung cancer treatment in Clearwater, Florida, should turn to the experts at Moffitt Cancer Center. Our multispecialty team of experts studies each new case to determine if, when and how chemotherapy should be used to attack a patient’s individual cancer. Chemotherapy may be the only treatment recommended, or it may be combined with other treatments. Additionally, there are several types of chemotherapy drugs used to treat lung cancer patients, the most common of which are carboplatin, cisplatin and etoposide.
After our multispecialty tumor board, which consists of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists, studies the specific details of a patient’s case, they will collaborate to determine the best course of action, including:
- Which chemotherapy medications will be most effective based on the patient’s individual cancer
- What dosage of chemotherapy to be administered
- The number of chemotherapy treatments the patient should receive
- How frequently these treatments should occur
- How chemotherapy will coincide with other treatments
As a high-volume cancer center, Moffitt has the expertise to treat lung cancer of all stages. Our multispecialty approach allows us to provide patients from Clearwater, FL, and across the country with highly individualized treatment plans aimed at providing them with favorable outcomes while improving their quality of life. Our patients also have access to some of the newest treatments available through our robust clinical trials program. A comprehensive range of supportive care services are also available to patients to help them cope with the challenges of a lung cancer diagnosis.