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Gynecologic Cancers

 

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center experts at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, have vast expertise in managing all types of gynecologic cancers, precancerous conditions like cervical dysplasia, and advanced benign gynecologic conditions like complex fibroids.

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Care Tailored For You

Our comprehensive and collaborative team of radiation oncologists, gynecologic oncology surgeons, medical oncologists, nurses, social workers, therapists and other providers work together to support each patient’s experience. New patients can meet all of our experts through direct, in-person consultation or by tele-visit through a smartphone or internet-connected device and have access to outstanding expert care and to clinical trials, including for women with uncommon malignancies. In addition, our specialists participate in a weekly tumor board conference.  During this conference, new patient cases are discussed. This provides an opportunity for very thorough evaluation by the top gynecologic cancer experts at Sibley, Suburban and our main campus in East Baltimore. Each patient participates in forming an individualized care plan that maximizes the opportunity for a successful outcome.

Our cancer center also offers fertility preservation options for women who are starting cancer treatments. Watch gynecologist-obstetrician Mindy Christianson discuss fertility preservation options for women who are starting cancer treatment.

Whether the tumor is common or rare, our specialists provide personalized care for women by offering the most advanced technologies.

Proton Therapy

Some cancers may benefit from proton therapy, which uses high energy beams to deliver radiation. The Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital is one of the largest and most advanced centers in the U.S., with three treatment rooms and advanced pencil beam technology to “paint” tumors with cancer cell-killing proton energy layer by layer, sparing surrounding tissues and vital organs.

 

Access to Clinical Trials

Patients who are eligible may choose to enroll in a clinical trial of new treatments or procedures. One new program begun at Sibley Memorial Hospital in July 2020 allows women with cervical cancer to enroll in studies looking at the type of specialized applicator used for brachytherapy. This new applicator allows much more precise brachytherapy treatment, and patients will be asked about consequences of treatment. Another trial will have a special assessment of tissue taken from their tumors to study the cancer’s genetics. Investigators also are comparing novel types of MRI scans in detecting the tumor’s location.

 

Radiation Therapy for Cervical Cancer - Kimmel Cancer Center Podcast Series

Dr Akila Viswanathan and Dr Junzo Chino from the Duke Cancer Institute examine the American Society for Radiation Oncology Clinical Guidelines on Radiation Therapy for Cervical Cancer.

Cervical Cancer – Ana's story

Ana

One year after becoming the first cervical cancer patient to receive brachytherapy treatment at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Ana Menjivar Centeno says she feels better now than before she had cancer.

Locations

Patients can receive all of their care at locations within the greater Washington region.

 
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