Lung cancer treatment decisions should always be made with the help of trusted experts who have your best interests at heart. Individuals from the Fort Myers, FL, area can find the advice, guidance and support they need – as well as a full array of the latest treatment options – in the Thoracic Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. We understand that you might feel frightened or confused if you were recently diagnosed with lung cancer, and we’re here to help. We also want you to know that, when detected in early stages, lung cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer.
As one of the top-ranked cancer hospitals in the nation, Moffitt draws many people from the Fort Myers, Florida, area and beyond who are seeking lung cancer treatment. We’re also a high-volume cancer center, which means we have numerous opportunities to address all types of lung cancer, including very rare and complex conditions. All of this has helped us to acquire extensive experience and highly refined expertise, which translates directly to better outcomes and quality of life for our patients.
At Moffitt, we take a multispecialty approach to lung cancer treatment. To help ensure that all appropriate factors are considered and no stone is left unturned, a tumor board (rather than a single specialist) evaluates each patient’s case, after which we develop an individualized treatment plan.
Some commonly recommended types of lung cancer treatment include:
- Chemotherapy – Powerful medications are introduced orally or intravenously so that they can enter the bloodstream, then travel throughout the body to target and destroy widespread cancer cells.
- Radiation therapy – High-frequency X-rays are generated from a linear accelerator (located outside a patient’s body) or from radioactive pellets (implanted inside a patient’s body) to destroy cancerous cells in the targeted area.
- Surgery – A surgeon removes a tumor, lobe or sometimes an entire lung, along with a margin of surrounding healthy tissue. Moffitt’s surgeons perform advanced techniques like robot-assisted surgery, and also use the da Vinci® Surgical System for enhanced vision and unmatched precision during minimally invasive procedures.
For individuals from out-of-town areas like Fort Myers, FL, who are interested in receiving lung cancer treatment at Moffitt, our supportive care specialists can provide information on local lodging options to make being away from home a little easier. We’ve partnered with the management of several nearby hotels to establish a discounted rate schedule for our patients and their families. These properties also meet or exceed our very high standards to ensure safe and comfortable accommodations, and many provide shuttle services to and from our campus for added patient convenience.
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Bruna Pellini.
If you’re interested in exploring your lung cancer treatment options at Moffitt Cancer Center, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online. You don’t need a referral to schedule an appointment.