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Gynecologic Oncology

The Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service is one of the world leaders in oncology care for women with cancer of the female reproductive tract. Patients cared for by gynecologic oncologists have twice the survival rates of patients of those not treated by a cancer specialist. 

We recognize the importance for patients to be seen quickly by our specialists so we offer rapid turnaround in getting patients into the office, determine the course of treatment, and getting started on the treatment approach quickly.

 We have a precise and goal-oriented approach to treatment. These steps include:

  1. Determining your treatment plan.  Diagnosis is critical for determining an appropriate treatment plan.  Our Service is a unique gynecological oncology program that has a dedicated gynecological pathologist service that identifies different forms of gynecological cancer.

    We advocate a partnership approach between the patient and health care team to collectively evaluate the various treatment options and determine the most appropriate plan of care considering the nature of the problem to be treated, the patient's general medical condition, and the patient's goals and expectations.
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  3. Delivering your treatment plan.  Our team offers specialized oncologists, support staff and alternative healing modalities staff make all the difference in treating the whole patient, and not just the cancer. A collective team of experts come together to review your specific needs and determine the most effective treatment plan.
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  5. Evaluating your treatment plan.  This collective team is a multidisciplinary group of world renowned physicians, who rely on each other’s expertise and experience to not only create personalized treatment plans for each of our patients but to monitor care management as well.
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  7. Supporting your recovery.  Our patients are supported in their journey back to health in our warm and caring environment

The following cancers are treated by our team:

Ovarian cancer  ·  Ovarian Cancer Center of Excellence Website
Uterine cancer
Cervical cancer
Vaginal cancer
Vulvar cancer

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Breast Cancer

While breast cancer is not typically considered a gynecologic cancer, many women are concerned about the relationship between the diseases. The following links and papers provide information about breast cancer and gynecologic cancer risks:

 
What's New

Below the Belt Cancers and the Link to Genetics
Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., associate professor and director of Gynecologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, discusses research aimed at improving ovarian cancer treatment and detection. Women need to focus on genetic links to “below-the-belt-cancers”. More

The Risks and Benefits to Removing Ovaries to Prevent Cancer
Dr. Amanda Nickles Fader, associate professor and director of the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital, says researchers are studying ways to detect ovarian cancer at an early stage. She talks about bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. More

 

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