Uterine cancer treatment is available for St. Petersburg, Florida, residents at Moffitt Cancer Center, which is conveniently located just across the bridge in Tampa. As a large cancer center with high patient volume, the experts within our gynecological clinic have a uniquely high level of experience in treating patients with uterine cancer. In order to ensure that each patient’s treatment plan is tailored to his or her individual cancer, every new case that comes to Moffitt is reviewed by our tumor board, which is comprised of a multispecialty team of experts. This process allows our surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, fertility preservation specialists and other professionals to collaboratively develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient, so they can receive the best possible care.
Uterine cancer treatment at Moffitt often involves a combination of different therapies. Based on the size, stage and location of the tumor, in addition to the patient’s overall health, a treatment plan may consist of:
- Surgery – This is the most common type of treatment for uterine cancer, and may involve the removal of a patient’s uterus, ovaries, cervix, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes or other affected organs.
- Chemotherapy – Powerful drugs are used to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy may be given orally, intravenously or even directly into the affected organ or body cavity.
- Radiation therapy – High-energy waves or charged particles are used to destroy cancer cells. Radiation therapy can be administered either externally, through a machine, or internally, through wires, catheters, needles or seeds that are strategically placed near the site of the cancer.
- Hormone therapy – Drugs or radiation therapy is used to stop the production of certain hormones that stimulate the growth of cancer cells.
Additionally, patients from St. Petersburg, FL, who are receiving uterine cancer treatment at Moffitt may have the opportunity to participate in one of our clinical trials. Our commitment to advancing the research of uterine cancer has resulted in our designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and we are the only such center based in Florida.
To learn more about the ways in which uterine cancer treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center helps achieve the best possible outcomes and a better quality of life for St. Petersburg, FL, residents, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. Referrals are not required to schedule an appointment.