In many cases, chemotherapy is prescribed after uterine cancer surgery to destroy cancerous cells that could not be surgically removed, and also to help prevent recurrence. Many women from the Clearwater, Florida, area receive chemo and other uterine (endometrial) cancer treatments at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, which is widely recognized as one of the top-ranked cancer centers in the nation.
As a systemic treatment, chemotherapy can be particularly effective for treating late-stage endometrial cancers that have spread beyond the uterine lining (endometrium). Cancer-fighting chemo drugs can be administered by mouth or injected into a vein, allowing the medications to travel throughout the body via the bloodstream to reach widespread cancer cells.
At Moffitt, we regularly prescribe the following chemotherapy drugs and drug combinations for uterine cancer treatment:
- Doxorubicin or liposomal doxorubicin
- Carboplatin and paclitaxel
- Cisplatin and doxorubicin
In Moffitt’s gynecologic clinic near Clearwater, FL, a multispecialty team works closely with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan, including the most appropriate chemo medications, dosages and delivery schedules. For most patients, chemotherapy for uterine cancer is given in cycles. To allow a patient’s body to recover from any chemo side effects, each treatment session is typically followed by one or more days of rest.
Through a robust portfolio of clinical trials, Moffitt’s patients also have unique opportunities to be among the first to benefit from promising new treatment options, including new chemotherapy drugs for uterine cancer. At the same time, these important research studies allow our researchers to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of novel treatments with the current standard of care. In recognition of our progress to date, the National Cancer Institute has awarded Moffitt the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation.
Chemotherapy for uterine cancer is available at all Moffitt locations near Clearwater, FL. If you’d like to learn more, we provide consultations with or without referrals. Call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online.