Many individuals receive chemotherapy for lung cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Chemo can be used for treating lung cancer on its own or given in combination with other treatments, such as surgery and radiation therapy. Depending on a patient’s specific needs, Moffitt may recommend one of the current “gold standard” medications or a clinical trial through which the patient can benefit from promising new chemotherapy options as soon as they become available.
The multispecialty team of experts at Moffitt in Tampa, FL, fully customizes a treatment plan for each patient. To do so, we consider several individual factors, including the type and stage of the cancer, as well as the patient’s age, overall health and personal preferences, to ensure the best possible approach. A comprehensive chemotherapy plan for lung cancer incorporates all aspects of treatment, including:
- The chemo medication or combination of medications that is best suited for the patient’s unique diagnosis (some drugs that are commonly used for treating small cell and non-small cell lung cancers include carboplatin, cisplatin and etoposide)
- The precise dosage that will potentially destroy as many cancerous cells as possible while minimizing any side effects of treatment
- The chemotherapy delivery schedule, including the number of cycles and the amount of time between them
Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center and our team of medical oncologists specializes in providing chemotherapy for lung cancer. As a result, we have extensive experience in recommending the most appropriate chemo medications and dosing regimens. Additionally, our supportive care specialists are adept at helping patients manage any side effects of chemotherapy and maintain their quality of life during lung cancer treatment.
To learn more about receiving chemotherapy for lung cancer at any of Moffitt’s locations in Tampa, FL, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. No referrals are necessary.