Effective thymoma treatment is highly individualized and may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combined approach. For instance, depending on a patient’s specific needs, a surgeon may remove part or all of a tumor that formed in the thymus gland, a medical oncologist may prescribe chemo medications to destroy rapidly dividing cells or a radiation oncologist may use high-energy beams to target a cancerous mass. Residents of West Palm Beach, Florida, can benefit from the latest advances in these and other thymoma treatment options at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
To determine the best thymoma treatment plan for a patient who comes to Moffitt from West Palm Beach, FL, the multispecialty team in our Thoracic Oncology Program will take into account several key factors, including:
- The stage of the cancer (whether or not it has spread to other tissues and organs)
- The location, size and cellular makeup of the tumor
- The patient’s age and overall health
- The patient’s response to any previous treatments
Moffitt is proud to offer patients access to some of the most effective thymoma treatment options available. When appropriate, we utilize some of the most powerful chemotherapy medications and most precise radiation delivery methods. Additionally, our fellowship-trained surgeons specialize in performing complex lung and chest procedures.
As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt has received national recognition for the progress achieved to date in the fight against cancer. Through our robust clinical trials program, some of our patients can benefit from promising new thymoma treatment protocols that aren’t yet available in other settings.
Because thymomas are relatively rare, it’s essential to seek treatment from a high-volume cancer center like Moffitt Cancer Center. If you’d like to learn more about our thymoma treatment options, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online. We welcome patients from the West Palm Beach, FL, area with and without referrals.