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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 those not treated by a cancer specialist.

We recognize time as a major factor in our patients' care. This is why we offer rapid turnaround when it comes to getting patients into our specialists' offices, determining the course of treatment and starting a customized treatment plan.

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 with 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. Together, we consider the nature of the problem to be treated, the patient's general medical condition and the patient's goals and expectations.
  2. Delivering your treatment plan. Our team consists of specialized oncologists, support staff and an alternative healing modalities staff. Together, they treat the whole patient, and not just the cancer, which makes all the difference in the world. A team of experts comes together to review your specific needs and determine the most effective treatment plan.
  3. 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 patient, but to also monitor care management.
  4. 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, Visit the Ovarian Cancer Center of Excellence website.
Uterine cancer
Cervical cancer
Vaginal cancer
Vulvar cancer

Go to Kimmel Cancer Center

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:

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