If you have been diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer, you may be feeling overwhelmed or confused about your next steps. Receiving any sort of cancer diagnosis is unsettling, and this stress can be amplified if you have an aggressive or relatively uncommon malignancy such as HER2-positive breast cancer. At Moffitt Cancer Center, we encourage women with any stage of this particular cancer subtype to consult with the specialists at our HER2 Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic before making any important decisions about their treatment. Here, Moffitt caters to the specific needs for comprehensive coordination of care for women with HER2–positive breast cancer. Our team provides expert advice and a specialized treatment designed to address the unique factors associated with this disease.
Multidisciplinary treatment for HER2-positive breast cancer
In our HER2 Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, Moffitt takes a comprehensive approach to treatment. We know that the expertise of multiple specialists are better than one. That’s why our team comprises physicians from all fields, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, pathology and radiology, all of whom specializing in breast cancer. By merging multidisciplinary expertise with advanced therapies and individualized treatment plans, Moffitt’s breast cancer specialists are able to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life for our patients.
While HER2 positive breast cancer often spreads quickly, targeted treatments like monoclonal antibody therapy and small molecule inhibitors have shown to be highly effective in addressing this cancer subtype, leading to a positive prognosis in many cases. A woman’s treatment plan may also include chemotherapy, as well as participation in one of Moffitt’s breakthrough clinical trials, which allows eligible patients to experience the latest therapies before they are made widely available.
At Moffitt, we believe that patient education is often just as important as clinical treatment. One of our goals is to help women make informed and confident decisions about their breast health, whether they have just been diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer or are actively in treatment. Even if you’re not ready to commit to a treatment plan, we invite you to consult with our specialists and learn what options are available to you.
To reserve an appointment with a specialist at Moffitt’s HER2 Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, please send a message with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our professionals will promptly respond and direct you to a physician who can help. A referral is not required.