Comprehensive pancreatic cancer treatment is available for patients from Sarasota, Florida, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Pancreatic cancer is relatively uncommon, and its treatment can vary based on the extent and stage of the condition. For these reasons, it’s best to work with a high-volume, specialty cancer center, such as Moffitt.
The multispecialty team of experts in Moffitt’s Gastrointestinal Oncology Program sees and treats many pancreatic cancer patients, resulting in greater knowledge and a broader range of treatment options than are generally available at smaller and less experienced cancer centers. Our talented surgeons have helped thousands of patients fight cancer and lead high-quality lives. We offer extensive expertise in pancreatic cancer treatment, and our 95 percent patient satisfaction rate speaks for itself. And, this world-class cancer treatment is easily accessible to patients from Sarasota, FL.
Some of the pancreatic cancer treatment options available at Moffitt include:
- Surgery – Resectable tumors can be addressed through the surgical removal of all or a portion of the pancreas and nearby organs and tissues, including the duodenum, gallbladder, spleen, lymph nodes and/or stomach.
- Chemotherapy – Chemotherapeutic drugs can be administered orally or intravenously to slow tumor growth or reduce the likelihood of recurrence.
- Radiation therapy – High-energy X-rays and other types of radiation can be delivered with a high level of precision to destroy cancer cells.
- Clinical trials – Widely recognized for our extensive research efforts that have led to the discovery of new pancreatic cancer treatment options, Moffitt continues to conduct innovative clinical trials, allowing our patients to be among the first to benefit from promising new therapies.
At Moffitt, we understand that pancreatic cancer can potentially affect almost every aspect of a patient's life. As a result, our comprehensive approach addresses the emotional, social, spiritual, physical and financial needs of our patients and their families. Our supportive services include pain management, counseling, support groups, education and more. We’ve also partnered with several nearby hotels that meet or exceed our high standards for cleanliness and offer discounted rates to our patients.
Patients from Sarasota, FL, who are interested in learning more about pancreatic cancer treatment options can contact Moffitt Cancer Center at 1-888-663-3488 or schedule an appointment using our online form. We do not require referrals.