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Women in the Cape Coral, FL, area who are considering a prophylactic mastectomy should know that the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in the state of Florida is a short drive away in Tampa -- Moffitt Cancer Center. By patient volume, we are the third-largest cancer center in the United States, which speaks to our extensive experience in providing treatment to patients from both the neighboring community and the rest of the country. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer or you have a genetic predisposition for cancer and are exploring your options, we can help. 

A prophylactic mastectomy is a surgical procedure that entails the removal of one or both breasts as a preventative measure prior to the formation of a cancerous lump or mass. This surgery may be elected by a woman who has a strong family history of the disease or has been identified as having an inherited mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, making her highly susceptible to breast cancer. The decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy is very personal, and the compassionate experts at Moffitt are available to answer questions and provide support to help a woman make the right decision for her.

At Moffitt, your case will be carefully reviewed by a multispecialty team that includes: 

  • Medical oncologists
  • Surgeons
  • Radiation therapists
  • Pathologists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • And other breast cancer specialists 

If you choose to proceed with a prophylactic mastectomy, our team will go to great lengths to make the entire process as easy for you as possible. We have partnered with several local hotels that offer discounted rates for patients traveling from Cape Coral and other parts of Florida, and we offer many support services for the days and weeks following surgery. If you choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery, our dedicated plastic surgeons can discuss your options with you. 

For additional information about traveling from Cape Coral, FL, for a prophylactic mastectomy, and to learn more about Moffitt Cancer Center, call 1-888-663-3488 or register as a new patient by completing this online form. No physician referral is required.

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