Metastatic breast cancer is also referred to as stage 4 breast cancer, meaning that the cancer has spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Metastatic breast cancer can impact any area of the body, but it most often spreads to the bones, liver, lungs or brain.
Choosing a Metastatic Breast Cancer Specialist in Florida
Metastatic breast cancer symptoms are different to those of early-stage breast cancer. Since the cancer has spread from the breast, it is not only affecting the breast but also other areas of the body.
Because metastatic breast cancer is more complex and difficult to treat, it is important to seek treatment from breast cancer specialists who excel in addressing late-stage cancers. At Moffitt Cancer Center, we take a comprehensive approach to treating metastatic breast cancer. Our multispecialty team includes:
- Fellowship-trained surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Plastic surgeons
We provide a comprehensive range of treatments for metastatic breast cancer. Treatments may include one or more of the following:
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Traditional and minimally invasive surgery
Some metastatic breast cancer patients are also eligible to participate in our clinical trials. The research conducted through our robust clinical trials can provide access to new treatments that aren’t yet available in other settings.
Why Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Choose Moffitt
As a high-volume cancer center, we regularly treat patients with all types and stages of breast cancer including metastatic breast cancer. Our commitment to research and discovering breakthrough treatments has led to our designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center from the National Cancer Institute. We are the only cancer center based in Florida with such a distinction.
Moffitt’s metastatic breast cancer treatment team also includes experienced social workers and other supportive care providers who help our patients cope with the emotional, social and psychological effects of a late-stage cancer diagnosis.
Patient and Family-Centered Care
Moffitt is based on the core concept of Patient and Family-Centered Care. This means our patients define their "family" and determine how they will participate in care and decision-making. By working together, we can achieve the highest quality of care.
Traveling to Moffitt
If you or a loved one is traveling from throughout Florida to Moffitt for metastatic breast cancer treatment, we have partnered with nearby hotels that offer discounts and other amenities such as shuttle service.
If you have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online to discuss your treatment options. Your cancer diagnosis is our top priority, speak to a cancer expert within one day.