Vulvar cancer is a rare cancer that usually forms slowly over many years. The cause of vulvar cancer is not well understood. In general, vulvar cancer forms when healthy cells in the vulva undergo abnormal DNA changes that cause them to grow and divide very rapidly.
Choosing a Vulvar Cancer Specialist in Florida
Because vulvar cancer is uncommon, it’s important to seek treatment with specialists who focus exclusively on this type of cancer. At Moffitt Cancer Center, we offer access to multiple specialists all under one roof so you don’t have to travel to multiple treatment centers.
Experience and Expertise
The multispecialty team in Moffitt’s gynecological clinic is highly specialized, and each physician has completed the rigorous process of attaining board certification in his or her area of specialty. Moffitt is also a high-volume cancer center so our physicians see more cases of vulvar cancer compared to other treatment centers.
These specialists include:
- Gynecologic oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Fellowship-trained surgeons
Individualized Treatment Options
Each patient is unique and we treat each patient individually. The gynecological clinic at Moffitt meets weekly in a tumor board to review each new patient’s vulvar cancer treatment options. In this way, every patient benefits from multiple expert opinions without having to travel to various physician’s offices.
It’s important for our patients to feel comfortable to thoroughly discuss all treatment options, including their benefits, risks and potential side effects.
Patient And Family-Centered Care
Patient and Family-Centered Care is one of our core concepts. This is a partnership between you, your caregiver, and your Moffitt care team, with you as the team leader.
Why Vulvar Cancer Patients Choose Moffitt
Vulvar cancer patients from throughout Florida will find Moffitt Cancer Center offers some distinct advantages. Recognized for our innovative research efforts, Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida.
Travel to Mofitt
If you should need to stay overnight after an appointment, Moffitt has partnered with several nearby hotels. These hotels provide discounted rates, and in some cases, shuttle service to and from Moffitt.
Moffitt also has several locations across the Tampa Bay area, including an outpatient center right near Tampa International Airport. In addition, Moffitt has established partnerships with Memorial Healthcare System and AdventHealth.
New and established patients have access to virtual visits from the comfort of their own homes. Virtual visits may be a covered benefit, depending on your insurance company and plan.
If you are newly diagnosed or seeking more information about vulvar cancer, Moffitt Cancer Center is here to help. To request an appointment, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our patient registration form. We provide access to a cancer expert within one day.