Cervical cancer begins with abnormal changes in the healthy cells that line a woman’s cervix, the lower part of the uterus. If left untreated, the abnormal cells may begin to grow uncontrollably, bind together and form cancerous tumors.
Choosing a Cervical Cancer Specialist in Florida
More than 14,000 cervical cancer cases will be diagnosed this year. Early detection is very important. The earlier cervical cancer is diagnosed, the more it improves the chances of successful treatment and improved quality of life. For those reasons, choosing the right provider is critical.
At Moffitt, our multispecialty gynecologic team identifies the specific needs of each patient to create a highly individualized treatment plan. As a high-volume cancer center, our expert team has an unparalleled level of experience. The specialists in the gynecological clinic include:
- Gynecologic oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
Latest Cervical Cancer Treatments
At Moffitt, our gynecological cancer team provides an extensive range of both standard and innovative, minimally invasive surgical options for cervical cancer treatment. Surgical treatment options include:
- Laser surgery
- Pelvic exenteration
- Radical hysterectomy
- Robotic gynecologic surgery
- Simple/total hysterectomy
- Unilateral or bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
Outside of surgery, other treatment options may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, clinical trials or immunotherapy.
Our clinical team will work with you and your family as part of our Patient and Family-Centered Care initiative to provide the right treatment plan specifically for you. We embrace the idea that you and your caregiver or family are involved in the decision-making process of your care.
Why Cervical Cancer Patients Choose Moffitt
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, Moffitt is at the forefront of cervical cancer treatment. We not only perform extensive research, but we also have a robust portfolio of clinical trials. Cervical cancer patients who are interested in participating in a clinical trial are encouraged to consult with a physician at Moffitt.
Members of our gynecologic team are actively participating in clinical trials involving immunotherapies such as targeted antibodies, immunomodulators and vaccines.
Traveling to Moffitt
Patients traveling from throughout Florida for cervical cancer diagnosis or treatment have options at several locations across the Tampa Bay area. Moffitt also has established partnerships with Memorial Healthcare System and AdventHealth.
In addition, we have partnered with nearby hotels to provide accommodation for our patients, their caregivers and family. The hotels provide discounted rates and many include shuttle service to and from Moffitt.
To discuss your cervical treatment options with an experienced gynecologic provider, call 1-888-663-3488 to schedule a consultation or complete a new patient registration form online. We provide every new patient access to a cancer expert within one day.