Ovarian cancer can occur anywhere in the ovaries, including in the lining (endometrial cells), inside the ovaries (germ cells) or in the connective tissues (stromal cells). Individuals who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer should seek treatment at a center that offers specialized care from experts with a high level of experience treating this particular cancer. Residents of Clearwater, Florida, who are in need of ovarian cancer treatment can find the services they require at Moffitt Cancer Center located nearby in Tampa. The highly skilled and experienced cancer experts in our gynecological clinic have contributed to high survival rates and an improved quality of life for our patients.
Moffitt’s gynecological clinic includes a multispecialty team that works together as a tumor board to provide the best possible care and treatment plans for our patients. This team includes gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, pathologists and other experts who give each patient’s case individual attention to create a highly tailored treatment plan. Based on the stage, size and location of the tumor, among many other factors, treatment may involve a combination of:
- Surgery, such as a salpingo-oophorectomy or cytoreductive debulking surgery
- Chemotherapy, administered intraperitoneally or intravenously
- Radiation therapy, in the form of external beam radiation therapy or brachytherapy
Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center and regularly treats patients with ovarian cancer. Therefore, the expertise of our medical team is unsurpassed when it comes to performing the latest and most advanced treatments, such as minimally invasive robotic surgery. Additionally, patients may have access to new treatment options that are not yet widely available by participating in Moffitt’s robust clinical trials program. Moffitt is committed to advancing the treatment options for all types of cancer, including ovarian cancer, and is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida.
In addition to our advanced treatment services, Moffitt offers many other services so that our patients can receive all of the care they need in a single location. Our patients have access to fertility preservation specialists for long-term planning assistance as well as plastic surgeons, who can provide reconstructive surgery following treatment. Additionally, we offer many supportive care services, such as counseling, to help with the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges involved with undergoing cancer treatment. We can also provide assistance finding local accommodations for patients traveling from Clearwater, FL, and other out-of-town areas.
If you’d like to learn more about the ovarian cancer treatment options available at Moffitt Cancer Center, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out a new patient registration form online. We welcome patients from Clearwater, FL, and do not require a referral to schedule an appointment.