Malignant epithelial tumors of the lacrimal (tear) gland make up just two percent of tumors of the eye socket. Adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) are more frequently diagnosed (nearly 50 percent of cancerous lacrimal gland tumors).
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
One of only 71 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States. Sylvester is one of only two cancer centers in Florida that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute. The team earned this distinction through its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Multidisciplinary care teams. Your cancer is assessed and treated by a variety of eye professionals. This includes ophthalmologists, dermatologists, ocular and radiation oncologists, and pathologists. You'll receive highly personalized care that ensures your best possible results.
Pre-surgical chemotherapy options. Intra-arterial chemotherapy (IACC), provided prior to surgery, was pioneered at Sylvester and appears to improve overall survival and decrease disease recurrence.
Top-ranked eye prosthesis (artificial replacement) options. If the eyeball must be removed to cure cancer, a prosthetic eye improves your appearance and protects the space and cells behind your eye. The prosthesis is custom designed to match the iris and pupil of your other eye so you can have more confidence and lifetime health after treatment.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the top-rated facility in the country for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye, according to U.S. News & World Report. When you choose us for your eye care, you will receive the best care in the nation in a compassionate setting.