Tiffany first noticed a pain in her back and didn’t think much of it. She thought maybe it was a pinched nerve. After an MRI, she discovered it was something much more. Tiffany was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer, a stage 3 Pancoast tumor.
A Quick Treatment Plan
Time was essential. Her team quickly came up with a treatment plan that involved surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The first time Tiffany walked through the doors at Moffitt Cancer Center she thought to herself, “There is a community of people who know what they are doing.” After the first week of treatment she knew it was going to be OK.
What Makes Moffitt Different
Tiffany’s husband says he witnessed every Moffitt employee play an integral role in the treatment of patients. From the valet to the physicians, everyone was an important part of Tiffany's care. Moffitt wasn’t just saving Tiffany’s life, but they were giving the life to all of the people who surrounded her especially her husband, son and daughter. Now in remission, she feels a bond with her entire Moffitt team.
“They see you at your worst…they’re as much a part of the good news, the bad news, ups and downs as your family members,” she explains. “I could not have asked for a better experience.”
Watch more stories like Tiffany's on www.moffittcourage.org.
Screening at Moffitt
Lung cancer is silent and hard to detect. It is important to get screened if you think you may have been exposed to secondhand smoke, radon, asbestos or other carcinogens or have a family history of lung cancer. We have several locations that offer lung cancer screenings. Click here.
To ask questions about lung cancer, call 1-888-MOFFITT or complete a new patient registration form online.