Small intestine cancer can form in the wall lining, the smooth muscle cells or other tissues that either compose the intestine itself or are part of the glands in the small intestine. This is the longest portion of the digestive system and is responsible for extracting nutrients from food and drink.
Choosing a Small Intestine Cancer Specialist in Florida
Since small intestine cancer is rare, when seeking out a cancer expert it’s important to find a provider with ample experience treating this malignancy. Ask your provider about their experience in treating your type of small intestine cancer. How frequently do they see this type of cancer? What treatment options do they recommend?
Experience & Expertise
As a high-volume cancer center, the experts in Moffitt’s Gastrointestinal Oncology Program have dedicated their practice to gastrointestinal cancers. That means that no matter what kind of colon cancer you may have, our team has probably treated other people with similar diagnoses.
Our physicians have unique experience in diagnosing and treating even the rarest forms of small intestine cancer. Our small intestine cancer experts include:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Oncology nurses
- Endoscopy specialists
Latest Treatment Options
There are a variety of approaches for small intestine cancer treatment and it’s important that your treatment plan is tailored to your specific type of small intestine cancer as well as your personal health history.
Moffitt’s small intestine tumor board brings together oncology specialists to create an individualized plan for each patient. Then meets weekly to monitor progress, review lab results and other analyses to adjust the treatment plan as needed. The most common treatments fall into three main categories:
- Radiation therapy
Why Rectal Cancer Patients Choose Moffitt?
Florida residents who are looking for a small intestine cancer center to provide comprehensive screenings, diagnostic services and treatment are encouraged to come to the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program clinic at Moffitt. We provide the most promising treatment available and offer a comprehensive range of small intestine cancer treatment options in a single, convenient location.
Our designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute recognizes that we are at the forefront of cancer research, which means we can offer advanced therapies that are not yet available at other cancer centers. We are the only cancer center based in Florida to have received this prestigious designation – a result of our commitment to extensive research efforts and our robust clinical trials program. Many of our trials have led to significant breakthroughs in the field of small intestine cancer treatment.
Small intestine cancer patients from across Florida can see a healthcare provider from the convenience of their home or office. The specialists at Moffitt are available for a variety of virtually scheduled visits, including regular follow-up, triage visits, pre-visit information sessions, medication review and more.
To learn more or consult with the small intestine cancer specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center, complete a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. We provide access to a cancer expert within one day.