What Kind of Specialist Should I See for a Thymoma?
A general physician can be a valuable member of your health care team if you’ve been diagnosed with thymoma. However, a specialist will be better equipped to provide the focused treatment you need to address this uncommon type of tumor, which develops in the thymus (a small lymphoid gland in the chest). When you have a complex form of cancer such as a thymoma, it can be comforting to work with an oncologist who has specialized knowledge and experience – and it can be life-changing as well.
How to find a thymoma specialist
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we can make it easy for you to connect with a knowledgeable thymoma specialist. We’ll begin by performing a comprehensive evaluation of your diagnosis, after which the multispecialty team in our renowned Thoracic Oncology Program will develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you. For each specific type of treatment that we recommend, we can match you with an appropriate thymoma specialist. For instance, our team includes:
- Thoracic surgeons who exclusively perform lung and chest surgeries, with some further specializing in minimally invasive or robot-assisted procedures
- Medical oncologists who focus solely on treating thoracic cancers with chemotherapy, including novel drugs and drug combinations that have shown particular promise for thymoma treatment
- Radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and physicists who devote their practice to treating thoracic cancers with radiation therapy
- Medical professionals who oversee our robust portfolio of clinical trials, which offer promising new treatment options that are not yet available elsewhere
Our highly specialized approach to thymoma treatment consistently leads to better outcomes for our patients. And, we focus not only on improving outcomes, but also on enhancing quality of life. In addition to your thymoma specialists, we have a team of supportive care providers who treat a full range of needs, whether they are physical, spiritual or emotional. We’ll do everything we can to help you feel your best throughout your treatment and beyond.
If you’d like to learn more, you can request an appointment with a thymoma specialist at Moffitt by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing our new patient registration form online. You do not need to obtain a referral from your physician prior to contacting us.