Residents of Fort Myers, FL, have access the latest advances in bladder cancer treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in nearby Tampa. Moffitt’s Urologic Oncology Program features experts from various specialties who collaborate to provide individualized treatment plans and well-rounded care to patients with all types of bladder malignancies.
How is bladder cancer treated?
Most bladder cancer treatment plans include surgery to remove cancerous growths, affected portions of the bladder or surrounding tissues and lymph nodes. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may also be administered to help shrink tumors and destroy cancer cells. In more advanced cases of bladder cancer, surgery to create alternative ways for the body to store and pass urine are sometimes necessary.
People from Fort Myers, FL, and throughout the country choose to travel to Moffitt for bladder cancer treatment for many reasons. Here are just a few:
- Moffitt takes a multispecialty approach to bladder cancer that leverages the expertise of physicians from many fields – medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, urologists, surgeons, interventional radiologists and other experts – to attack cancer from multiple angles.
- Moffitt’s oncologists use the latest and most advanced techniques when treating bladder cancer, including robotic-assisted surgery and advanced laparoscopies that minimize incisions, as well as intravesical therapy that delivers cancer-fighting medicine directly to the bladder.
- Moffitt spearheads ambitious research initiatives and a robust clinical trial program to facilitate clinical breakthroughs in bladder cancer treatment. Thanks in part to these efforts, Moffitt is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute – the only one based in Florida.
Patients who are traveling to Moffitt from other cities in Florida or throughout the country are encouraged to take advantage of discounted rates at our partner hotels. These hotels comply with our rigorous hygiene standards and are committed to providing comfortable accommodations to our patients and their families.
If you live in Fort Myers, FL, and would like to speak with a Moffitt physician regarding your bladder cancer treatment options, submit a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. A referral is not required to become a patient at Moffitt.