If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, you may be feeling overwhelmed and confused about your next steps. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be incredibly nerve-wracking, and not knowing how to find the right cancer center can create even more stress. Moffitt Cancer Center helps many patients like you from Fort Myers, Florida, achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with advanced therapies and compassionate supportive care. Our cancer center in Tampa features a world-class Malignant Hematology Program that offers a full spectrum of evaluation and treatment services in a single location.
How is multiple myeloma treated at Moffitt Cancer Center?
Moffitt takes a multispecialty approach to multiple myeloma treatment that capitalizes on the expertise of hematopathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other professionals. Working hand-in-hand, our specialists collaborate to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. This is key to successful multiple myeloma treatment, as this cancer can take multiple forms that respond differently to certain therapies. In general, though, many treatment plans include a combination of:
- Radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells in a specific area of the body with high-energy X-rays
- Chemotherapy to help stop the spread of cancer cells throughout the body
- Bone marrow transplantation through Moffitt’s Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy Program
Moffitt also spearheads an ambitious clinical trial program to improve the way multiple myeloma and other hematologic malignancies are diagnosed and treated. Through this program, you can potentially receive the latest breakthroughs in treatment before they are made widely available.
If you are traveling to Moffitt from Fort Myers to receive multiple myeloma treatment, we encourage you to take advantage of the reduced rates available at our partner hotels. These establishments are located near our cancer center and are committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for our patients and their families.
Contact Moffitt at 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form to discover more about our approach to multiple myeloma treatment. We welcome patients from Fort Myers with or without referrals.