If you’re researching oral cancer treatment options near West Palm Beach, FL, consider Moffitt Cancer Center. Located just a few hours away in Tampa, Moffitt is a home to a renowned Head and Neck Oncology Program where you can access the latest treatment options, including groundbreaking clinical trials, relatively close to home.
At Moffitt, we emphasize individualized oral cancer treatment, which always begins with a thorough diagnostic evaluation. After establishing an accurate diagnosis, our multispecialty team can discuss your options and recommend the best course of action. We’ll answer your questions and provide the expert guidance you need to feel comfortable with your decisions. Working together, we can create a tailored treatment plan to help you achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life.
Effective treatment options for oral cancer
To address oral cancer, Moffitt offers several treatment options, including:
- Surgery – Our surgeons are experienced in performing many advanced procedures, including laser surgery, vocal cord stripping, vocal cord removal, voice box removal, skull base surgery and reconstructive surgery. While the primary goal of surgery is to remove the cancer, a secondary goal is to preserve speech and swallowing function.
- Chemotherapy – Powerful medications enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body to target and destroy rapidly dividing cancer cells.
- Radiation therapy – Traditional external beam therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy or brachytherapy may be recommended as a standalone treatment or complement to surgery or chemotherapy.
During and after your oral cancer treatment at Moffitt, you can count on our supportive care specialists, who can help you feel as comfortable as possible. Also, we realize you will likely have to spend some time away from your home in West Palm Beach, Florida, and that could present a hardship. To help ease the burden, we can put you in touch with one of our partner hotels, where you will find convenient, comfortable and affordable lodging.
If you have questions, you can request an appointment with an oncologist at Moffitt by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing our new patient registration form online. We do not require referrals.