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Moffitt Cancer Center expands cancer care to Pasco County

AdventHealth partnering with Moffitt Cancer Center
Posted: 10:13 PM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 23:27:10-04
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WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Moffitt Cancer Center and AdventHealth announced on Tuesday its plans to open a new outpatient cancer center in Pasco County.

The new outpatient center will create convenient access to cancer treatment to those living in Pasco County.

"If this new facility is going to have the treatment if or when I need it that would be wonderful," said Lucy Caryer.

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Lucy Caryer was diagnosed with lymphoma nearly five years ago. She says it is treatable, but not curable.

She goes to Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's campus every six months for checkups. This new facility will bring care closer to her home in Wesley Chapel.

"I had a lump in my throat, it kept getting bigger and finally when they biopsied it, they found out it was stage 1 lymphoma, but an aggressive type," said Caryer.

The new outpatient center will provide medical and radiation oncology services. AdventHealth will also offer speciality care at the new facility.

"We're going to be able to deliver chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy. Patients will have access to clinical trials," said Dr. Louis Harrison, Vice President and Chief Partnership Officer Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt's outpatient center at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel is expected to open in the fall of 2020.

"We strive to provide world-class cancer care close to where people live and work," said Dr. Alan F. List, Moffitt Cancer Center President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Expanding Moffitt's brand of oncology care, treatment and research in Pasco County helps us accomplish this goal. Moffitt is also responding to the growing incidence of cancer in Florida as the state's population continues to grow and age," said Dr. List.