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Thymoma Treatment Options for Residents in Gulf Coast, FL
Residents of the Gulf Coast region of Florida who require thymoma treatment are encouraged to visit Moffitt Cancer Center. Located in Tampa, Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center with physicians who frequently treat uncommon malignancies like thymus cancers. When it comes to achieving an enhanced quality of life and a positive outcome, this unparalleled level of physician experience can make all the difference.
Moffitt’s Thoracic Oncology Program features a multispecialty team including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, cardiologists, pathologists, pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons – who all practice in a single location and focus exclusively on thoracic cancers. These experts collaborate as a tumor board to develop individualized thymoma treatment plans. While treatment plans may vary between patients, most include a combination of:
- Surgery – Surgical resection of the cancerous portion of the thymus may be appropriate for certain patients.
- Radiation therapy – Moffitt’s Radiation Oncology Program offers several types of thymoma radiation therapy, a treatment that uses high-energy X-rays to destroy cancerous cells.
- Chemotherapy – Administered either intravenously or by mouth, chemotherapy destroys cancer cells throughout the bloodstream.
Treatment for myasthenia gravis, a muscular disorder that may accompany thymus cancer, is also available at Moffitt.
Moffitt spearheads several research initiatives and features a robust clinical trial program in an effort to improve treatment options for thymoma and other uncommon malignancies. Eligible patients who participate in a clinical trial can receive the latest therapies before they are made available elsewhere and play an important role in the advancement of thymus cancer treatment.
Discounted rates at Moffitt’s partner hotels are available to patients who are traveling to our cancer center for treatment from Gulf Coast, FL, or other areas. These hotels meet or exceed our stringent hygiene standards and are located near Moffitt.
If you live in the Gulf Coast region of Florida and have been diagnosed with benign or malignant thymoma, consider consulting with a Moffitt physician about your thymoma treatment options. To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form. A referral is not required.