Ovarian cancer occurs when cancerous cells develop in or around the ovaries and accumulate to form a tumor. Individuals from St. Petersburg, Florida, who have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer can turn to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for the treatment and care they need. The multispecialty team of cancer experts in our gynecological clinic are highly skilled and experienced in treating ovarian cancer, helping to improve outcomes and the quality of life of our patients.
At Moffitt, we take a collaborative approach to ensure each patient receives the best possible treatment and care. Our multispecialty team includes:
- Radiation oncologists
- Gynecologic oncologists
- Nurse practitioners
- Fertility preservation specialists
- Medical oncologists
- And many other cancer experts
These cancer experts meet regularly as a tumor board to review patient cases and determine which treatment option is most suitable. Each Moffitt patient benefits from receiving an individualized treatment plan, which is tailored to her unique needs. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of these options may be included in an ovarian cancer treatment plan. As a high-volume cancer center, Moffitt regularly treats patients with ovarian cancer. Therefore, our surgeons have an exceptional level of experience using advanced techniques, such as robotic surgery, to provide treatment.
Moffitt provides all of its screening, diagnostics, treatment and supportive care services under a single roof for the convenience of our patients. For patients traveling from St. Petersburg and other areas of Florida, Moffitt can also provide assistance finding local accommodations at hotels that have partnered with us to provide discounted rates to patients and shuttle services to and from Moffitt.
Additionally, Moffitt is at the forefront of cancer research and continues to advance our knowledge of the disease through a robust clinical trials program. Patients who participate in a clinical trial may benefit from receiving the latest treatments before they are made widely available. Our commitment to progressing research has earned us the designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, the only such cancer center to be based in Florida.
Individuals with an ovarian cancer diagnosis can schedule an appointment at Moffitt, with or without a referral, by filling out a new patient registration form online or calling 1-888-663-3488. We welcome patients from St. Petersburg, FL.