Pancoast tumor treatment is best sought from a high-volume cancer center like Moffitt Cancer Center, which is conveniently based on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Because Pancoast tumors develop relatively infrequently, most physicians see few, if any, over the course of their careers. At Moffitt, the multispecialty team in our Thoracic Oncology Program treats many patients who are diagnosed with this uncommon type of lung cancer. As a result, we are able to not only provide a detailed recommendation of the most appropriate treatments, but also deliver these treatments with an unrivaled level of expertise. This is illustrated by our patient outcomes and quality of life, which consistently exceed the national averages.
Moffitt is committed to performing extensive research about Pancoast tumor prevention and treatment, with a goal to one day beat this rare type of cancer. The progress we’ve made to date has received national attention in the form of a Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. We’re the only cancer center on the Gulf Coast – not to mention the only one based in Florida – to have received this prestigious recognition.
Moffitt provides an extensive range of Pancoast tumor treatment options, such as:
- Advanced surgical techniques, including combined thoracic-neurosurgical-vascular procedures for patients who are diagnosed with invasive Pancoast tumors
- Chemotherapy, including single and multi-agent regimens, as well as a unique three-cycle, platinum-based chemotherapy plan that can potentially alleviate pain caused by a Pancoast tumor within 7 to 10 days
- Radiation therapy, which can be delivered through several highly targeted delivery methods
- Clinical trials, through which patients can access promising new therapies before those options are made available in other settings
Moffitt strives to provide a streamlined patient experience, with all Pancoast tumor diagnostic, treatment and supportive care services available in a single location. This eliminates the need for patients to obtain referrals and travel to various clinics and testing centers. In fact, no referrals are ever required.
If you’d like to discuss your Pancoast tumor treatment options with an oncologist in the Gulf Coast region of FL, you can request an appointment at Moffitt Cancer Center by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing our new patient registration form online.