Breast Cancer Treatment in Tampa Bay

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Florida and across the country.

A woman’s chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 8. The good news is that breast cancer survival rates are increasing due to earlier detection and availability of new breast cancer treatment options.

In Florida, breast cancer treatment centers like Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology offer the services of expert breast cancer surgeons and the latest breast cancer treatments to conserve breast tissue and prevent recurrence. Our cancer center of Tampa was the first Tampa, FL facility to offer MammoSite and Contura Brachytherapy.

Patients who visit our breast cancer treatment centers in Tampa, Florida and other Florida locations meet with one of our breast cancer surgeons for a complete evaluation and treatment recommendations.

Contact Us Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology today for more information about breast cancer, our breast cancer surgeons and breast cancer treatment options. Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology has multiple Florida facilities located in the Tampa Bay area in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL.

 

Debbie Modlin’s Breast Cancer Story

In late October of 2018, Debbie Modlin was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer—one of the most aggressive and difficult to treat forms of breast cancer. She was understandably terrified at the time of diagnosis, and unsure of what to expect when she first met with Dr. Steel to discuss a plan for her treatment. “Dr. Steel and the staff immediately made me feel important and part of the family. They took my fear away,” Debbie says of that first meeting.

Debbie completed 16 weeks of chemo and finished her radiation treatments just before Thanksgiving. In the meantime, she’d started journaling to calm her mind and capture the maelstrom of feelings she experienced during treatment. “I read that journal now and see how far I came during that time—and how much further still I’ve come today.”

Debbie’s faith and her journaling helped her join in on the fun still to be found in life—including dressing up right along with TBRO’s staff in Halloween costumes! “I was a biker chick,” she laughs. Now cancer-free, Debbie credits her excellent TBRO team for their care of her physical self and journaling and other self-regulation techniques for preserving her mental and emotional health.