For comprehensive mesothelioma treatment and supportive care, residents of West Palm Beach, Florida, can turn to Moffitt Cancer Center. Located in Tampa, Moffitt’s Mesothelioma Treatment and Research Center specializes in the evaluation and treatment of this uncommon cancer. Patients have access to board-certified surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonary specialists, pathologists and other experts who have an unparalleled level of experience treating mesothelioma – and this experience can make all the difference when it comes to achieving a longer, better quality of life.
Moffitt’s tumor board is comprised of physicians who collaborate to develop individualized mesothelioma treatment plans for our patients based on the specifics of their diagnosis, overall health and unique needs. We offer several innovative therapies for mesothelioma, and many treatment plans begin with a combination of:
- Chemotherapy – Powerful medications, administered intravenously or orally, are used to destroy pleural and peritoneal tumors.
- Radiation therapy – A radiation source is used to damage cancerous cells and prevent their spread.
- Surgery – Visible tumors are surgically removed to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
Mesothelioma patients at Moffitt may also have the opportunity to participate in our robust clinical trial program, where they can experience the latest breakthroughs in mesothelioma treatment before they are made available elsewhere.
Moffitt eliminates a few of the logistical challenges associated with traveling to another city for cancer treatment. For instance, we don’t require referrals and all our services are provided in a single location, so patients won’t need to drive around to multiple physicians’ offices in an unfamiliar city. We also have teamed up with several hotels near our cancer center to provide discounted rates to patients and their families.
If you live in West Palm Beach, FL, and would like to speak with a Moffitt cancer specialist regarding your mesothelioma treatment options, complete a new patient registration form or call 1-888-663-3488.