Specialized Pancoast tumor treatment is available to residents of West Palm Beach, Florida, at Moffitt Cancer Center in nearby Tampa. A high-volume cancer center, Moffitt features a Thoracic Oncology Program with a multispecialty team of physicians who have an unparalleled level of experience treating uncommon malignancies like Pancoast tumors. In fact, while oncologists at other cancer centers may only see a few – if any – Pancoast tumor cases over the course of their careers, Moffitt’s cancer experts treat hundreds of patients with this form of lung cancer every year.
Pancoast tumor treatment may begin with chest wall resection surgery to remove the entirety of the tumor if the patient meets certain criteria. Chest wall resection is a complex procedure that is not performed at all cancer centers, but at Moffitt, our lung surgeons and neurosurgeons collaborate to remove Pancoast tumors that were once thought to be inoperable. In addition to surgery, other treatment options at Moffitt include:
- Specialized radiation therapy – Our radiation oncologists utilize three advanced forms of highly targeted radiation therapy to shrink tumors and alleviate symptoms while minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding structures.
- Chemotherapy – Individualized combinations of chemotherapy are used at Moffitt to destroy rapidly dividing cancer cells and help shrink tumors. These powerful medications are administered in cycles with several days or weeks in between to give patients time to rest and recover.
- Clinical trials – Moffitt spearheads innovative research initiatives and a robust clinical trial program to discover more effective forms of Pancoast tumor treatment. Patients who participate in clinical trials are able to receive groundbreaking therapies before they are made widely available.
Patients and their families who are traveling to Moffitt from West Palm Beach, FL, or another city are encouraged to take advantage of discounted rates with our partner hotels. Located near our cancer center, these hotels meet or exceed our stringent hygiene standards and are committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment for patients.
If you live in West Palm Beach, FL, and would like to speak with a Moffitt oncologist regarding your Pancoast tumor treatment options, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form. A referral is not required to become a Moffitt patient.