Mesothelioma Treatment for Patients from Clearwater, FL
Many patients from Clearwater, Florida, seek treatment for mesothelioma at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Our Thoracic Oncology Program includes a multispecialty team of radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, medical oncologists and other medical experts who work together through regular tumor board meetings to develop a treatment plan that is individualized for the patient. Because the oncologists in our Mesothelioma Research and Treatment Center specialize exclusively in mesothelioma, they have the experience and expertise necessary to consistently lead to successful outcomes and allow our patients to achieve a higher quality of life.
Some of the mesothelioma treatment options available at Moffitt include:
- Surgery – Surgical options include extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), in which an entire lung is removed, or pleurectomy/decortication, in which the tumor and part of the lung’s lining are removed.
- Radiation therapy – We offer intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), which is tailored to change in intensity based on the shape of the tumor. Other options include tomotherapy, which is an IMRT that utilizes CT scanning for enhanced accuracy, and brachytherapy, in which radiation therapy is delivered internally directly to the tumor after surgery.
- Chemotherapy – Our hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) involves placing a concentrated dose of chemotherapy in the abdominal cavity after the tumor has been removed via surgery.
- Novel treatments – Our robust clinical trial program gives our patients access to innovative treatment methods that are not yet widely available, including new chemotherapy combinations, targeted genetic testing and immunotherapy.
In addition to providing treatment for mesothelioma, Moffitt Cancer Center provides comprehensive services all under the same roof. This is especially beneficial for patients from Clearwater, FL, and other out-of-town areas, as they only need to travel to a single location to receive all aspects of their cancer care, including screenings, diagnostic tests, supportive care services and postoperative care.
If you’d like to discuss your options for mesothelioma treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center, fill out a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-MOFFITT. No referral is necessary, and we welcome patients from Clearwater, FL.