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Kelly Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Center
Nancy Farruggia, R.N.
Administrative Coordinator, Survivorship Center
The Importance of Survivorship
All cancer survivors deserve high-quality, specialized health care. The Kelly Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Center is one of the only survivorship programs in the nation to offer care exclusively for women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers. Cancer is a life changing experience, but one that our skilled and compassionate nursing staff can help you navigate, providing care and management planning during and after your cancer treatment. At the Survivorship Center, we use our experience and dedication to help women's cancer survivors live their lives to the fullest.
2015 Gynecologic Oncology Cancer Awareness and Survivorship Conference
The Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service hosted a Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Conference for gynecologic cancer survivors and their family members. This full day event included a wide variety of speakers, panels and break-out sessions – all geared towards leading the most meaningful life possible. Stop just surviving and start really living!
Our Survivorship Services
At the Kelly Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Center, our goal is to provide the finest, most innovative and comprehensive survivorship care for gynecologic cancer survivors who are treated at Johns Hopkins and other centers.
Your survivorship care provider will create an individualized treatment summary and care plan that will address your concerns about side effects of cancer treatment, including emotional, physical, cognitive or sexual health issues. In addition to this plan, our services include:
- Review of your recent medical history
- Physical examinations
- Assessment to detect cancer recurrence
- Identification and management of the effects of cancer and its treatment
- Screening referrals for other cancers
- Health recommendations and/or referrals for nutrition (e.g. Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center), exercise and smoking cessation
- Management of menopause and sexual health
- Treatment summary and follow-up care plan
- Quality-of-life evaluations
- Support groups including mentorship with other cancer survivors in a one-on-one setting
- Collaboration with your gynecologic oncology physician
If you would like to request an appointment with the Kelly Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Center, please call 410-955-8240.
Our Survivorship Events
Quarterly educational events and an annual survivorship conference hosted in Baltimore offer patients opportunities to stay abreast of the latest research and treatments for gynecologic cancer.
- Read about the 2015 Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Conference
Kelly's Angels and the "Little Big Things" Program
Kelly’s Angels is the charity and support arm of the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service and was created to address the individual needs of our cancer survivors (and loved ones) that are beyond that of their cancer treatment or their oncology care. The mission of the Kelly’s Angels is to help relieve some of the burden that patients experience during and after cancer treatment by helping with the “Little Big Things” in life. The "Little Big Things" program has provided a variety of services to our patients including: generous chemotherapy goody bags with items to help comfort and relax our patients undergoing cancer treatment, gorgeous hand-knit hats and scarves in the wintertime, help with parking support and transportation to clinical appointments, and visiting our patients in the hospital when they are undergoing surgery or treatment. For more information on this program, please contact Nancy Farruggia, R.N., at (410)-955-8240.