A decision to travel for cervical cancer treatment requires careful consideration, and no one understands that better than the multispecialty team at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Many patients opt to travel to Moffitt from the Orlando, FL, area to take full advantage of all that we have to offer. Using evidence-based clinical pathways, our gynecologic oncologists determine the specific needs of each patient and her family, and then rely on that knowledge – along with the latest diagnostic tools and technologies – to create highly individualized treatment plans.
Cervical cancer treatment can take several forms, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and not all providers are equally proficient at administering them. Consider that experience directly translates to refined knowledge and skills. In other words, a specialist who performs a certain surgical technique hundreds of times each year is more likely to achieve the best possible outcome than a generalist who performs it only occasionally. As a high-volume cancer center, Moffitt has more opportunities to treat patients for cervical cancer than many other providers in the Orlando, Florida, area as well as across the entire nation.
The fellowship-trained surgeons in Moffitt’s Gynecologic Oncology Program regularly perform a number of innovative and traditional procedures to diagnose and treat cervical cancer. These include:
- Laser surgeries
- Cone biopsies
In addition to patient volumes and surgical expertise, there are other factors that you may want to consider when choosing the cancer center that you will rely on for your treatment. For instance, one key consideration is whether the provider has been recognized by a national accrediting body. Moffitt has been awarded the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute, and we continue to pave the way in understanding the complexity of cancer through team science. As we steadily gain ground toward one day finding a cure, we are dedicated to incorporating the insights we acquire into tangible benefits for our patients. One example of this is our robust portfolio of clinical trials.
Should you decide to entrust Moffitt with your cervical cancer treatment, we can also help you avoid the hassle of commuting from your home in Orlando, FL. Our team can provide information about our partner hotels, which offer discounted rates to accommodate our out-of-town patients and their families.