When a patient is diagnosed with stomach cancer, where he or she decides to go for treatment matters. Located just a short drive away from Bradenton, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa can provide the world-class cancer care that every patient deserves, in a setting that’s conveniently close to home.
In a single, convenient location at Moffitt, patients from Bradenton can access all of the latest advancements in stomach cancer treatment, including the following:
- Surgical procedures, including innovations in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, to remove as much of the tumor as safely as possible
- Novel chemotherapy drugs, including oral and intravenous combinations, to destroy cancerous cells or prevent them from spreading
- Radiation therapy, carefully targeted to spare the healthy tissues around the tumor while destroying the cancerous growth
- Molecular targeted therapy, a groundbreaking option that targets the cancer’s genes, proteins and tissues to prevent the tumor from growing
However, it’s not just the types of treatment we provide that set us apart – it’s also how we administer those treatments. Every aspect of a patient’s stomach cancer treatment plan – from the specific therapies recommended to the order in which they’re provided – is tailored to the patient’s unique needs. We evaluate a number of factors, such as the size, stage and cellular makeup of the tumor, along with a patient’s individual preferences, to determine the best options.
Furthermore, treatments are administered by oncologists who work exclusively with stomach cancer patients, and therefore have a comprehensive understanding of what’s necessary for successful outcomes and a high quality of life. Each surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and supportive care professional on a patient’s treatment team will review the case week by week, monitoring the patient’s responses and making adjustments as necessary.
To learn more about traveling from Bradenton, FL, to receive stomach cancer treatment at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. Referrals are never required. And, to reduce the burden of traveling for treatment, patients can ask us about our local partner hotels, which offer discounted rates to Moffitt patients and meet our high cleanliness and infection control guidelines.