If you live in Fort Myers or Naples, Florida, and you’ve been diagnosed with a sarcoma that requires surgery, there are many reasons to seek treatment at a high-volume cancer center like Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Of course, it’s understandable that you might prefer to stay close to home during what may be a very stressful time. However, consider this: at Moffitt, you’ll have convenient access to a multispecialty team of experts, fully individualized treatments, advanced sarcoma surgery techniques and promising clinical trials. We make all of this and more available to our patients in a single location, and we do not require referrals.
Many studies have confirmed that, in addition to sarcoma size and location, the type of cancer center (high volume or low volume) at which a patient undergoes sarcoma surgery is one of the most significant factors that influences a patient’s outcome and quality of life. Moffitt treats patients with all types of sarcomas, including very rare and life-threatening tumors, and our sarcoma surgery outcomes are exceptional. In sum, we offer a level of expertise that few other cancer centers can match, and we are committed to helping our patients achieve the best possible quality of life.
When you come to Moffitt, our multispecialty tumor board will collaboratively determine the best treatment option for you. If you are a candidate for sarcoma surgery, we might recommend:
- Wide local incision, which can be performed to remove a soft tissue tumor along with a minimal amount of surrounding healthy tissue
- Limb-sparing sarcoma surgery, which can often be used as an alternative to amputation for removing a sarcoma on an arm or leg
- Amputation, which may necessary to address an extensive, late-stage tumor on a limb
- Lymphadenectomy, an additional procedure that can be performed to remove local lymph nodes (if lymph node involvement is confirmed or suspected)
Of course, if you’re interested in traveling to Moffitt from West Palm Beach, FL, for sarcoma surgery, you’ll have to work through the logistics of being away from home. But, with Moffitt, you’ll never be alone at any point in your cancer journey. Our compassionate supportive care specialists are available to provide a variety of complementary services. For instance, we can recommend local hotels that meet our high standards, offer discounted rates and provide shuttle services to and from our campus.