The latest breakthroughs in brain cancer treatment are available to people in Fort Myers, Florida, at Moffitt Cancer Center in nearby Tampa. Our world-renowned Neuro-Oncology Program sees a high volume of patients with virtually all types of primary and metastatic brain and spinal tumors. The incredible expertise of our multispecialty team, combined with the innovative therapies and surgeries we provide, translates to better outcomes and enhanced quality of life for our patients.
Moffitt’s brain cancer program features a team of specialists who all practice under the same roof. For instance, our patients can be seen by neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists, neuropsychologists and other experts in our program who focus exclusively on malignancies of the brain, skull base and spine.
Generally speaking, the goals of brain cancer treatment are to:
- Surgically remove as much of the tumor as possible, safely
- Destroy cancerous cells and prevent further tumor growth using chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other biological therapies
- Reduce symptoms, enhance quality of life and improve a patient’s overall prognosis by merging advanced treatments with supportive care
Every brain cancer patient at Moffitt receives a treatment plan that is tailored to address the specific type and grade of their tumor along with their unique health needs. Treatment plans are reviewed and refined as necessary by Moffitt’s tumor board. The ideal course of brain cancer treatment will vary from patient to patient, but many plans include a combination of neurosurgery, traditional therapies like chemotherapy and radiation therapy and other innovative treatments such as immunotherapy and hormone therapy. Moffitt also leads an ambitious clinical trial program, where participating patients receive exciting new breakthrough brain cancer treatments before they are made widely available.
We understand that traveling to Moffitt from Fort Myers, FL, can present some logistical challenges. That’s why we have partnered with several reputable hotels near our cancer center to offer reduced rates to out-of-town patients and their families. These hotels are committed to providing comfortable and hygienic accommodations where patients can relax and enjoy time with loved ones.
Whether you want a second opinion for brain cancer treatment or have recently been diagnosed and are confused about your next steps, we encourage you to visit Moffitt. Our team welcomes patients from Fort Myers, FL, and throughout the country with or without referrals. To schedule a visit, submit a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488.