Treatment Information About Pancoast Tumors for Residents of Gulf Coast, FL

Residents of Gulf Coast, Florida, with Pancoast tumors can confidently turn to Moffitt Cancer Center for comprehensive treatment and support. Located in Tampa, Moffitt features a Thoracic Oncology Program with surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, pathologists and other experts who focus exclusively on treating cancers of the lungs and chest region. And, because Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center, our physicians possess a rare level of experience treating uncommon malignancies like Pancoast tumors – experience that can make all the difference when it comes to achieving a positive outcome and better quality of life.

Pancoast tumors, or superior sulcus tumors, are malignancies that develop in the rounded upper portion of the lungs and can spread to nearby ribs, vertebrae and other parts of the body. Pancoast tumor patients from Gulf Coast, FL, and around the country choose Moffitt for their treatment for several reasons, such as:

  • Our multispecialty tumor board – Members of Moffitt’s tumor board collaborate to help develop individualized treatment plans for each of our patients, and refine them as necessary based on patients’ progress and specific needs.
  • Our advanced surgical capabilities – Moffitt lung cancer surgeons and neurosurgeons work together to remove Pancoast tumors in the lungs, ribs, vertebrae and other complex areas of the body. Not all cancer centers are not equipped to offer such procedures.
  • Our research initiatives and clinical trial program – Moffitt stands at the forefront of lung cancer research and treatment breakthroughs. Our commitment to discovery is evidenced by our status as a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – the only one based in Florida.

We understand that traveling across the state to receive treatment at Moffitt comes with financial and logistical challenges. That’s why we’ve partnered with several hotels near our cancer center to offer reduced rates to our out-of-town patients and their families. These hotels are committed to providing hygienic, comfortable and friendly accommodations for patients to rest and recover. Additionally, Moffitt provides all treatment and supportive care services in a single location, eliminating the need for patients to travel to multiple specialists and hassle with transferring medical records.

If you live in Gulf Coast, FL, and would like to learn more about Moffitt’s treatment options for Pancoast tumors, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form. A referral is not necessary to become a Moffitt patient.