Advanced pancreatic cancer treatment is available to residents of Fort Myers, Florida, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. As a high-volume cancer center, Moffitt routinely sees patients with uncommon and complex malignancies like pancreatic cancer. Patients in our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program benefit from the expertise of a multispecialty team made up of board-certified surgeons, medical oncologists, endocrinologists, interventional pain specialists and other experts who focus exclusively on GI cancers. This unparalleled level of expertise, combined with individualized treatment plans, helps our pancreatic cancer patients live longer, healthier lives.
Moffitt offers the latest developments in pancreatic cancer treatment. While each patient’s treatment plan will vary, many include a combination of:
- Robotic-assisted surgery to remove tumors, all or part of the pancreas or the pancreas and surrounding structures.
- Stereotactic radiation therapy (specific to GI cancers) to destroy cancer cells with high-energy waves.
- Novel combinations of chemotherapy and biologic agent therapy to slow tumor growth and attack cells that have spread to other areas of the body.
As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt is a global leader in clinical research. We spearhead several groundbreaking research initiatives and clinical trials to discover more effective pancreatic cancer treatment methods. Patients who are eligible to participate in a clinical trial have access to promising new therapies before they are made widely available.
Furthermore, patients at Moffitt always have somewhere to turn for guidance and support. In the same location as pancreatic cancer treatment, our professionals offer supportive care services such as counseling and nutritional advice to help patients cope with the unique challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
Moffitt encourages patients and their families from Fort Myers, FL, and other cities outside of Tampa to take advantage of discounted rates at our partner hotels. These hotels offer accommodations that are comfortable, hygienic and located near our cancer center.
If you live in Fort Myers, FL, and would like to discuss your pancreatic cancer treatment options with a specialist on our team, complete a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. A referral is not required to visit Moffitt.