Sarcoma is a type of cancer that grows in connective tissues in the body. It can be categorized in two ways: soft tissue sarcoma that affects soft body tissue, like muscle, cartilage and blood vessels, or osteosarcoma that targets bone. There are currently no standardized screening process for sarcoma so largely speaking this type of cancer is unpredictable.
Choosing a Sarcoma Specialist in Florida
With more than 70 different types of sarcomas, it is important to seek out a high-volume cancer center like Moffitt Cancer Center. Our Sarcoma Oncology Program is composed of a team of experts who have experience treating all types of sarcoma malignancies. This team includes:
- Surgical oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Oncology nurses
- Limb preservation specialists
- Counselors and social workers
- Supportive care providers
Latest Treatment Options
At Moffitt, our experienced specialists offer a whole spectrum of sarcoma treatment options. Our sarcoma specialists take a team approach to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient based on their health history and specific type of sarcoma. A recommended treatment option may include one or more of the following:
- Tumor excision
- Radiation Therapy
- Supportive treatment to relieve discomfort
- Clinical trials
Patient and Family-Centered Care
With multiple locations across Tampa Bay, Moffitt offers a full range of support services to our patients and their families because we know and understand that loved ones play a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of our patients. Our clinical and supportive care teams view our patients and their families as partners ensuring they take an active role in their own care.
Why Choose Moffitt?
Moffitt stands at the forefront of cancer diagnostics and treatment. Our dedication to advancing cancer research has earned us the designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. We are proud to be the only cancer center based in Florida to hold such a distinction.
Traveling Made Easier
With several locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, in addition to established partnerships with Memorial Healthcare System and AdventHealth, it’s easier than ever to receive top-notch diagnosis, treatment and support from Moffitt experts. Sarcoma patients traveling from or to Florida for treatment can also take advantage of our partner hotels that offer discounts and other amenities such as shuttle service. We also offer virtual visits when possible for additional convenience for our out-of-town patients.
A Quick Connection
We are providing every new patient rapid access to a cancer expert within a day, which is faster than any other cancer hospital in the nation. You can also schedule an appointment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or submitting a new patient registration form online.