A mastectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove breast tissue when cancerous cells are detected. Occasionally, nearby lymph nodes are also removed and tested to determine if the cancer has spread. For women in the Orlando, FL, area, Moffitt Cancer Center is a convenient option to receive innovative breast cancer treatments – including the latest advancements in surgical care – from a dedicated team of highly experienced specialists. As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, we have a strong reputation for our leadership in cancer treatment and research, and our multispecialty team can provide you with the mastectomy surgery and further care you need at our leading-edge cancer center in Tampa, Florida.
One of the advantages to receiving breast cancer treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center is that we have a tumor board who meets weekly to discuss the treatment plan for each patient under our care. This group of breast cancer specialists includes:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation therapists
- Oncology nurses
- And a variety of supportive care professionals
The tumor board considers a number of key factors with each patient’s case, including the location, size and grade of the tumor to identify the best course of treatment. This individualized approach also helps ensure that every patient receives the most tailored care available.
In the event that a mastectomy is recommended, the team at Moffitt Cancer Center will work closely with you to answer your questions and ensure you are completely comfortable with the surgery. When possible, our surgeons can also use innovative skin- and nipple-sparing surgical approaches, partial mastectomies and other techniques to help preserve as much breast tissue as possible. Our surgical team also includes plastic surgeons who can perform reconstruction after mastectomy.
To accommodate women in Orlando, FL, who are traveling to Moffitt Cancer Center for a mastectomy, we have partnered with several local hotels. These properties adhere to Moffitt’s strict hygiene standards and will offer a comfortable place to prepare for and recover from your treatment. To learn more about our breast cancer surgery options, call 1-888-663-3488 or register online to become a new patient. No referral is necessary.