The latest advances in melanoma treatment are available to residents of Fort Myers, Florida, at Moffitt Cancer Center in nearby Tampa. Standing at the forefront of cancer treatment and research, Moffitt features a Cutaneous Oncology Program that’s led by a multispecialty team that focuses exclusively on skin malignancies.
Therapies that may be a part of your melanoma treatment plan
Treatment for melanoma – the most dangerous form of skin cancer – usually begins with surgery to remove the growth and a small amount of surrounding tissue. Moffitt’s surgeons use muscle-sparing techniques and robotic technology to remove melanoma, and surrounding lymph nodes if necessary, with enhanced precision and less disruption to healthy skin. Radiation therapy may also be used to shrink growths with high-energy X-rays, and less commonly, chemotherapy may be administered to address cancer cells that have spread throughout the body.
While we offer a variety of leading-edge melanoma treatments, we won’t be satisfied until there is a cure for all. That’s why the team of medical scientists and researchers in Moffitt’s Melanoma Research Center of Excellence collaborate to discover breakthroughs in the treatment of late-stage melanoma. Thanks in part to our clinical trials and research efforts, Moffitt has earned designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and we are the only such center based in Florida.
Moffitt has several partner hotels near our cancer center that offer reduced rates to patients and their families who are traveling from Fort Myers, FL. These hotels meet or exceed our standards and are committed to providing a comfortable home away from home.
If you live in Fort Myers, FL, and would like to speak with a Moffitt physician about your melanoma treatment options, submit a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. Referrals are not required to visit Moffitt.