Support Services and Counseling

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At the Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, our goal is to treat the whole patient, not just the cancer. We recognize that cancer affects a person’s entire life and family. This is why our team of experts works together to develop a personalized care plan for every individual. Your care plan may include:


  • Nutrition: A registered dietician can work with you to design an eating plan before, during and after your treatment.
  • Fertility Preservation: The Johns Hopkins Center for Fertility Preservation opens up a range of options for patients undergoing cancer care to start a family post-treatment.
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy: The Johns Hopkins Cancer Rehabilitation Program offers outpatient physical therapy to help with fatigue, sexual function, lymphedema, joint stiffness, weakness and more.
  • AcupunctureThis ancient form of Chinese medicine has helped cancer patients cope with nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
  • Palliative Medicine: Palliative medicine can help with the symptoms and the stress of living with a serious illness, including controlling pain, providing support for the mental and emotional effects of an illness, and managing other bothersome symptoms. This extra layer of support can be provided in combination with curative and/or restorative treatments. Learn more about our Pain and Palliative Care Program.
  • Massage: The Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center has an oncology massage program that tends to the needs of both patients and caregivers.
  • Integrative Medicine: Ask your doctor about our incorporating integrative medicine into your care with the help of an internal medicine expert. We help connect patients with primary care physicians that understand the needs of cancer survivors through our integrative medicine program. Internists are available for patients both during and after cancer treatment at our Greenspring location with provider referral.
  • Lymphoma Center: The Sidney Kimmel Lymphoma Center provides treatment and resources to individuals with lymphoma.
  • Oncology Yoga: Yoga instructor, Antoinette Solnik, provides a free online class for women with cancer experience in a Washington, DC studio. This yoga class is tailored to address the physical and emotional needs left by the cancer and cancer treatments. Learn more about the class on their websiteNote: You are being redirected to a website outside Johns Hopkins for informational purposes only. Johns Hopkins is not responsible for any aspect of the external website. Many local studios also offer free classes for survivors. Contact your local yoga studio to learn about oncology yoga classes near you.
  • Arts Programs: Many patients have benefited from the Art of Healing series, which showcases professional performances from local artists and students.
  • Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Webinar Series: The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service brings you a 14 part webinar series covering key topics for gynecologic cancer patients, on everything from nutrition to intimacy to symptom management to journaling and more. Start watching here.
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Additional Resources


NOTE: You are being directed to a website outside Johns Hopkins for informational purposes only. Johns Hopkins is not responsible for any aspect of the external website.