Close to 20,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. If you’re among this number and live in the Gulf Coast region of Florida, it’s important to find physicians with the specialized expertise necessary to care for rare and aggressive malignancies like mesothelioma. Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is a high-volume cancer center, which means we treat uncommon cancers every day. The specialists at our Mesothelioma Treatment and Research Center possess a high level of experience treating this rare form of cancer – and it is this experience that can help provide you with a longer, better quality of life.
Beyond being a high-volume cancer center with a mesothelioma specialty program, there are several reasons why people in Gulf Coast, FL, and throughout the country choose to travel to Moffitt for mesothelioma treatment. Here are just a few:
- In a single location, patients within our mesothelioma program have access to a multispecialty team of imaging specialists, medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, physician scientists and many other experts, eliminating the need for patients to travel to multiple centers for the screening and specialized treatment they may require.
- Moffitt stands at the forefront of mesothelioma research. Many patients are eligible to participate in our robust clinical trial program, allowing them to receive the latest breakthroughs in treatment before they are made available elsewhere. Thanks in part to our unwavering dedication to finding effective treatments for mesothelioma, Moffitt has earned recognition as a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – the only one to be based in Florida.
- Moffitt’s team also includes supportive care professionals – such as dietitians, social workers, counselors, yoga instructors, acupuncturists and others – to help patients cope with the challenges associated with a mesothelioma diagnosis.
At Moffitt, we want to help eliminate as much stress as possible for patients and their families who travel to our cancer center for mesothelioma treatment. That’s why we have partnered with several local hotels to offer our out-of-town patients discounted rates. These hotels meet or exceed our stringent standards regarding hygiene, and are committed to providing a hospitable and comfortable place to rest and enjoy time with family.
If you live in Gulf Coast, FL, and have been diagnosed with any form of mesothelioma, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form to consult with one of our specialists. Referrals are not necessary to become a patient at Moffitt.