A cancer diagnosis is frightening, but for women with a gynecologic cancer diagnosis the feelings can be overwhelming. For most families, women are the primary caretakers, and when the primary caretaker is sick, it affects the whole family.
That is why you need the wide array of services available at The DeCesaris Cancer Institute conveniently located in Annapolis, Md. Not only do we have board certified gynecologic oncologists, but we have some of the most advanced treatment protocols for female cancers available in the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan region for:
Studies prove that when surgery is performed by a gynecologic oncologist, women experience higher survival rates. Our gynecologic surgeons routinely perform cancer treatment surgery using the daVinci® Surgical System, a minimally invasive approach to gynecologic cancer. They are also experts at using Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), a form pelvic cancer treatment that has spread into the abdomen. High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy is an advanced treatment option for delivering radiation closest to the tumor.
Our gynecologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgeons and pathologists collaborate as a team to develop treatment plans and manage the care of patients with these conditions, discussing options and formulating the best approach for each patient.
Our physicians are involved in a wide variety of research opportunities and clinical trials, giving our patients access to cutting-edge technologies and treatment offerings. Patients have the option to participate in research conducted at AAMC and at other locations across the nation.
In addition, the Anne Arundel Health System Research Institute has been named the inaugural affiliate of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network. The network’s goal is to allow patients at regional health systems such as AAMC to benefit from their advances in areas such as diagnostic, treatment, and disease prevention. This affiliation gives our patients access to authoritative clinical research and an even wider range of options in patient care. Learn more about our research.
This is cancer that forms in tissues of the cervix (the organ connecting the uterus and vagina). It is usually a slow-growing cancer that may not have symptoms but can be found with regular Pap tests (a procedure in which cells are scraped from the cervix and looked at under a microscope). Cervical cancer is almost always caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. ↑ Top
Cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). ↑ Top
Cancer that forms in tissues of the ovary (one of a pair of female reproductive glands in which the ova, or eggs, are formed). Most ovarian cancers are either ovarian epithelial carcinomas (cancer that begins in the cells on the surface of the ovary) or malignant germ cell tumors (cancer that begins in egg cells). ↑ Top
Cancer that forms in the tissue lining the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis). Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).↑ Top
Cancer that forms in the tissues of the vagina.The vagina leads from the cervix (the opening of the uterus) to the outside of the body. The most common type of vaginal cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, which starts in the thin, flat cells lining the vagina. Another type of vaginal cancer is adenocarcinoma, cancer that begins in glandular cells in the lining of the vagina. ↑ Top
Cancer of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina). ↑ Top