A full spectrum of melanoma treatment and supportive care is available to people from Orlando, Florida, at Moffitt Cancer Center in nearby Tampa. Moffitt’s Cutaneous Oncology Program stands at the forefront of melanoma treatment and clinical research, and boasts a team of expert dermatologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, dermatopathologists and other specialists who focus exclusively on skin cancers.
How is melanoma treated?
Most melanoma treatment plans include surgery to remove cancerous growths on the skin. At Moffitt, our surgeons perform primary excisional biopsies as well as sentinel lymph node biopsies and lymphatic mapping to eradicate cancer. Patients with more advanced melanoma may also undergo radiation therapy or chemotherapy to shrink cancer cells and address malignancies that have spread to other areas of the body.
Of course, residents of Orlando, FL, have several options for melanoma treatment, but many choose to travel to Moffitt. Here are a few reasons why:
- Moffitt offers the latest advances in treatment, such as robotic-assisted surgery that minimizes incisions, immunotherapy that leverages the power of the body’s immune system and isolated chemotherapy that limits unnecessary exposure to potent medications.
- Thanks to Moffitt’s robust clinical trial program and the efforts of the scientists at our Melanoma Research Center of Excellence, the National Cancer Institute has designated us as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – the only one based in Florida.
- Our team includes counselors, dietitians, social workers and several other supportive care professionals who help patients cope with the unique physical and emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
Moffitt has partnered with reputable hotels near our cancer center to offer reduced rates to out-of-town patients and their families. These hotels feature comfortable and clean accommodations that comply with our stringent hygiene standards. We encourage patients who are traveling to Moffitt for melanoma treatment to take advantage of these discounted rates.
Contact Moffitt at 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online to learn how to speak with a physician on our team. Moffitt accepts patients from Orlando, FL, with or without referrals.