As you think about where to go for stomach cancer treatment, your first priority should be to find a treatment team that can effectively address your specific diagnosis. But, you may also have concerns about the possible effect on your digestive function – and that’s quite understandable. For the peace of mind you need and deserve, turn to Moffitt Cancer Center. We’re located in Tampa, which is just a few hours north of West Palm Beach, FL. The multispecialty team in our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program can help you achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life.
Advanced treatment options for stomach cancer
At Moffitt, your stomach cancer treatment plan will be fully individualized to meet your unique needs. Based on your diagnosis and preferences, we may recommend one or more of the following options:
- Surgery – A surgeon may perform a partial or total gastrectomy to remove your tumor.
- Radiation therapy – Using highly focused radiation beams generated from an external source, a radiation therapist can target and destroy cancerous cells in your stomach.
- Chemotherapy – Powerful medications prescribed by a medical oncologist can be administered orally or intravenously so that they can enter your bloodstream, travel throughout your body and reach widely dispersed cancer cells.
- Molecularly targeted therapy – Special medications can target and disrupt the unique molecular characteristics that fuel stomach cancer growth.
Throughout your stomach cancer treatment journey at Moffitt, you can take advantage of our comprehensive supportive care services, which are designed to provide our patients with the best possible experience from both a physical and emotional standpoint.
Moffitt is committed to making world-class cancer treatment available to everyone who needs it, regardless of where they live. For the convenience of our out-of-town patients, we’ve partnered with several nearby hotels. You might consider staying at one of these comfortable and affordable properties if you need to be away from your home in West Palm Beach, Florida, while you receive treatment.