Patients and families who cope with cancer face many challenges. We believe that the more our patients know about their cancer and its treatment, the more equipped they are to participate actively in their care. We have created many services and programs to help cancer patients and their families.
What to Expect
The Sarcoma Center is committed to providing patients a comprehensive single-day evaluation that includes sarcoma-specific patient education and consultation with our sarcoma specialists in surgery, radiation and medical oncology.
A nurse practitioner will serve as your navigator throughout the day by providing education, support and direction. Your appointment will include:
- A sarcoma focused patient education session.
- Medical evaluation with a resident, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
- Individual consultation with sarcoma experts — a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist or surgical oncologist, depending on the sarcoma.
Additional Support Services
- The opportunity to meet with a social worker.
- Referral to fertility specialists to discuss options if you are of child-bearing years and interested in fertility preservation.
- Referral to genetics counseling as appropriate.
You will receive a large volume of information on the day of your visit, so we strongly encourage you to bring someone with you to your appointment. It is helpful to have a second person present to hear what the physicians recommend, to take notes and to be your advocate. Our staff believe patient and family education is one of the most important things we do. Learn more about our patient and family education resources.
At the end of the day you will receive a personalized treatment plan that will also be provided to your referring physician. We are committed to communicating your treatment plan with your primary care or referring physician while you are receiving care at Johns Hopkins.
Webinar: Treatment of Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcomas
Johns Hopkins surgeon Carol Morris discusses the management of sarcomas. Because of their rarity, it is important that patients and their families have access to specialized teams with experience in these cancers, such as Johns Hopkins.
Watch the webinar.