When choosing where to receive ovarian cancer treatment, it’s important to select a center that places emphasis on providing individualized treatment from a multispecialty team. That is our approach at Moffitt Cancer Center – one of the nation’s foremost cancer centers located a short drive from Orlando, Florida, in Tampa. Moffitt’s tumor board collaboratively develops tailored treatment plans for our patients, who have access to medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, reproductive endocrinologists, pathologists and several other specialists at our state-of-the-art gynecological clinic. These physicians focus exclusively on gynecologic cancers and have a unique level of experience treating women with even the most complex ovarian malignancies.
There are many factors that influence a woman’s ideal course of ovarian cancer treatment, such as what type of cells are affected (epithelial, germ or stromal) and the progression of the cancer, as well as the patient’s overall health and treatment preferences. Many plans include a tailored combination of chemotherapy and one or more surgical procedures, such as:
- A unilateral or bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy to remove one or both of the ovaries and adjoining fallopian tubes
- A hysterectomy to remove the ovaries, uterus, cervix and the upper portion of the vagina
- A lymph node dissection to remove affected lymph nodes in the pelvic and para-aortic area
- An omentectomy to remove the tissue that covers the large intestine and stomach
- Cytoreductive/debulking surgery to safely remove as much of the tumor and affected surrounding tissues as possible
Moffitt surgeons utilize minimally invasive techniques and robotic technology to improve surgical precision, reduce postoperative discomfort and achieve optimal results. In fact, we are dedicated to enhancing all facets of ovarian cancer treatment, as evidenced by our ambitious research initiatives and trailblazing clinical trial program. Patients who are eligible to participate in a clinical trial receive breakthrough therapies before they are made available elsewhere. Our research efforts have earned us prestigious designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
At Moffitt, we understand that traveling back and forth on the interstate between Orlando and Tampa for ovarian cancer treatment could quickly become a hassle. That’s why we have partnered with reputable hotels near our center to offer reduced rates. These hotels provide hygienic and comfortable accommodations for our out-of-town patients and their families.
Women from Orlando, FL, who would like to consult with a Moffitt physician regarding their ovarian cancer treatment options are invited to call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. Referrals are not required to visit Moffitt.