At Moffitt Cancer Center, our oncologists treat all types of small intestine cancer, from common carcinoid tumors to more unusual lymphomas and sarcomas. Welcoming patients from St. Petersburg, Florida, and other nearby areas, we are a high-volume cancer center, serving thousands of patients each year while still emphasizing individualized treatment.
At Moffitt, we have a team of experienced oncologists who specialize in diagnosing and treating the following types of small intestine cancer:
- Carcinoid tumors – these cancers are neuroendocrine tumors that develop in the bowels
- Lymphomas – these cancers develop in the lymphatic tissues of the digestive system
- Sarcomas (including gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GISTs) – these cancers develop in the muscles and other soft tissues of the small intestine
- Adenocarcinomas – these cancers originate in the cells that line the small intestine
When developing a patient’s treatment plan, we not only take into consideration the type of cancer that he or she has, but also a more comprehensive range of factors such as the stage of the tumor and the chromosomal makeup of the cells that are present. This allows us to take evidence-based treatment protocols and adapt them to reflect each patient’s specific needs.
Our commitment to precision medicine is just one of the reasons that patients travel to Moffitt from St. Petersburg and other cities throughout the state. Many patients also choose Moffitt for small intestine cancer treatment as a result of our high level of specialization. We have many different medical professionals, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and supportive care providers, all of whom exclusively treat gastrointestinal cancers. And, by providing patients with access to clinical trials, we’re able to help many individuals expand their potential range of treatment options.
To make an appointment with an oncologist at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. We welcome patients with all types of small intestine cancer, as well as patients who have noticed the development of unusual symptoms and would like to consult an oncologist to get an official diagnosis.