Your Vulvar Cancer Specialists
The vulvar cancer specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center are world-renowned experts who focus exclusively on diagnosing and treating this relatively rare condition. Because vulvar cancer, which affects the outer portion of the female reproductive system, is so uncommon, it is important for a woman to seek treatment from a physician who has extensive and specialized experience. Moffitt treats many patients who are diagnosed with gynecologic cancers. As a result, we are able to offer a level of expertise that far surpasses that of most other providers.
Moffitt's multispecialty approach to vulvar cancer treatment
To ensure the best possible treatment for each patient, Moffitt takes a unique, multispecialty approach. This means that, instead of a single physician, each patient’s case is overseen by several vulvar cancer specialists, such as:
- Surgical oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Plastic surgeons
- Supportive care providers
The multispecialty team of vulvar cancer specialists in Moffitt’s gynecological clinic collaboratively creates an individualized treatment plan for each patient. This is based on a thorough evaluation of a number of unique factors, including stage and extent of a patient’s cancer, as well as her age, overall health and preferences.
Expert team of surgeons
As surgery is typically the primary treatment for vulvar cancer, our team includes renowned vulvar cancer surgeons. Depending on the size and location of the tumor, there are various surgical options that a vulvar cancer surgeon may use, including excision, laser surgery, pelvic exenteration and vulvectomy. If the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes in the groin, then lymph node surgery may also be needed.
Clinical trials and research
Moffitt also has a dedicated research team and robust clinical trials program, which provide our patients with opportunities to be among the first in the nation to benefit from promising new treatments. Our groundbreaking research discoveries have received national acclaim, including a Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. Moffitt is rated #43 in Gynecology, top 16% in the Best Hospital for Gynecology category by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. We remain committed to continually bettering outcomes and quality of life for all current and future cancer patients.
To speak with one of the experienced vulvar cancer specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center, call 1-888-663-3488 to schedule an appointment or complete a patient registration form online. We make every specialist, diagnostic test and treatment easily accessible in one centralized location, and we do not require referrals.