Our Approach to Treating Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is malignant, or cancerous, cells that affect tissues in the ovaries. These tissues may be the cells that cover the ovaries (epithelial cells), the cells inside the ovaries that produce eggs (germ cells), or the cells that hold the ovaries together and produce female hormones (stromal cells). For women with ovarian cancer or any other type of gynecologic cancer, Moffitt Cancer Center is the best-staffed facility for providing world-class, individualized treatment, as well as some of the highest survival rates and an improved quality of life.
We understand that facing a diagnosis or suspicion of ovarian cancer can be overwhelming, which is why we provide the highest quality of care and offer our services and support in one location. At Moffitt’s gynecological clinic, patients receive personal care in a warm, elegant environment. Our patients benefit from:
- Cutting-edge treatment and technology – We perform various surgical procedures, many of which are done with the assistance of robotics for a minimally invasive approach. We also offer a wide range of options for care, including fertility preservation therapies and integrative medicine services such as yoga, massage and nutrition counseling.
- A multispecialty team – At Moffitt, we believe in taking a multispecialty approach to cancer care, which means that we have an entire team of experts, as opposed to a single physician, working together to treat our patients. Each week, experts from all specialties get together in a tumor board review to discuss every patient’s case in detail. Our team consists of gynecologic oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, reproductive endocrinologists, experienced nurses, social workers and other supportive care providers.
- Nationally recognized research – As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we are developing new therapies for ovarian cancer and other gynecologic cancers every day. We offer our patients the latest options in clinical trials, and through those efforts, Moffitt is taking great strides in research and individualized care.
For more information about ovarian cancer, please review our Women’s Oncology TeleTalks. Moffitt’s gynecological clinic is also home to HER Place – the Health Education Resource Place – an excellent source of information for all types of gynecologic cancers. Please call 1-888-MOFFITT if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment . And remember, you do not need to have a referral to meet with us.