Cental Florida mesothelioma and lung cancer patients in Citus, Lake, Sumter, Marion, Alachua, Hillsborough, Pasco , Hernando, and other surrounding counties are fortunate to have access to three well known, highly regarded treatment facilities for patients suffering from these diseases as a result of exposure to asbestos. Shands Hospital in Gainesville Florida, The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Florida and The Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute in Ocala, Leesburg, Lecanto, Inverness and The Villages Florida all deliver the highest quality medical services possible including the most advanced technology in a timely and professional manner.
Once diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, depending on the exact diagnosis, there are a variety of treatment options including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It is difficult to estimate when and at what stage of treatment chemotherapy is an option however, it is critical in the treatment of mesothelioma. While many chemotherapy drugs have a reputation for causing debilitating side effects, great strides are being made to reduce the negative effects. For example, for years pemetrexed in combination with cisplatin has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma to stop or slow the growth of tumor cells. Treatment facilities now administer dexamethasone and folic acid to counteract the fatigue, nausea, diarrhea and other side effects.
The doctors and nurses at Shands, Moffitt and The Boissoneault Institute work hand in hand with patients and their families in providing treatment and making suggestioins that can improve the patients response rate to the treatment. Improving nutritional status and eating the right foods along with adding extra weight if possible prior to any surgeries is commonly recommended at the treatment facilities in central Florida. Overall, you will not find a group of more dedicated and caring professionals than those treating mesothelioma and lung cancer patients. If you are having a difficult time finding quality care for you or a loved one in your area give us a call.