When it comes to treating Pancoast tumors, the expertise of multiple specialists is better than one. That’s why residents of Fort Myers, Florida, can confidently choose Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for their cancer treatment. Patients within our Thoracic Oncology Program benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists – including board-certified surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists and pathologists – all under the same roof. Comprehensive supportive care services including pain management, acupuncture, yoga and counseling are also available to help patients cope with the physical and emotional challenges of cancer.
Pancoast tumors, or superior sulcus tumors, are malignancies that develop in the rounded upper portion of the lung. Because these cancers can potentially spread, patients may require complex surgery to remove tumors from ribs, vertebrae and other structures of the body. Physicians at other cancer centers may only treat a few – if any – Pancoast tumor patients in a decade, as it is an uncommon cancer, but Moffitt physicians treat hundreds of patients with Pancoast tumors every year, giving them a unique level of expertise that can make all the difference when it comes to achieving a positive outcome and improved quality of life.
In addition to our multispecialty approach to treatment and the expertise of our physicians, Pancoast tumor patients can find assurance in Moffitt’s:
- Tumor board, which collaborates to develop individualized treatment plans for each of our patients
- Surgical capabilities, as Moffitt’s thoracic surgeons and neurosurgeons partner to remove Pancoast tumors from the spine and other complex areas of the body
- Robust clinical trial program and research initiatives that have earned us distinction as a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
To help ease the financial burden for Fort Myers, FL, residents traveling to Moffitt to receive treatment, we offer discounted rates to out-of-town patients and their families at several local hotels. These hotels meet or exceed our stringent hygiene standards and are committed to providing a hospitable setting where patients can relax and spend time with loved ones.
If you live in Fort Myers, FL, and would like to consult with one of Moffitt’s oncologists specializing in Pancoast tumors, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form. You do not need a referral to become a patient at Moffitt.