Moffitt Cancer Center is a top choice for many referring physicians with patients who are experiencing cardiotoxic side effects of cancer treatment. Our cardio-oncology specialists help individuals with all forms of cancer who are currently undergoing treatment, as well as patients who have completed treatment and are transitioning back to life without cancer. The goal of this program is to provide wide-ranging treatment and supportive care to prevent, address or manage the effects of certain types of cancer therapies on the heart.
Cardio-oncology services at Moffitt
Moffitt’s Cardio-Oncology Program includes experienced cardiologists and oncologists who collaborate to effectively manage each patient’s specific symptoms and help create a better quality of life for those they serve. These specialists attend to the needs of patients at various stages in their cancer journey and survivorship, providing important services such as:
- Advanced cardiovascular imaging
- Medical risk reduction through various cardioprotective agents
- Thorough cardiovascular evaluation prior to cancer surgery
- Nutritional counseling
- Cardiovascular treatment for patients who have developed heart problems following treatment
- Surveillance of cardiotoxic side effects
- Research initiatives to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment-induced cardiotoxicity therapies
It is important to note that many patients do not develop cardiotoxic side effects until several years after treatment. As a referring physician, you can be assured that your patient will be in excellent hands at Moffitt, as our cardio-oncology specialists provide continuing treatment and supportive care to help ensure the best possible long-term outcome and enhanced quality of life. Our specialists also work hand in hand with Moffitt’s Cancer Survivorship Clinic to ensure that our patients always have a place to turn for expert advice and health guidance.
To refer a patient to Moffitt’s cardio-oncology specialists, please complete our online form or contact a physician liaison for assistance or support. You may also call 813-745-2718 to speak with a member of our team.