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Gynecologic Cancer

Each year more than 80,000 women will be told they have cancer of the reproductive system – cervical, uterine or ovarian cancer.

Holy Cross Hospital specializes in treating cancers that affect women. In fact, our surgeons perform more gynecologic and gynecologic oncology surgeries than any other hospital in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Holy Cross Hospital is a regional leader in performing advanced minimally invasive surgery to treat gynecological cancer. 

Holy Cross Hospital Cancer Institute offers the most advanced treatment options available for gynecological cancers. Our gynecology cancer specialists are experts in minimally invasive surgery, and our patients have access to our active Cancer Clinical Trial and Research Program for gynecological cancers.

We offer highly-trained specialists, clinical expertise, and compassionate care when you need it most. From gynecologic cancer detection and diagnosis to patient support services for you and your family – including your children – we provide care that helps heal body, mind and spirit.

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Holy Cross Hospital is a regional leader in performing advanced minimally invasive surgery to treat gynecological cancer.  Our surgeons are board-certified in gynecologic oncology – a highly advanced specialty – and were first in Montgomery County to use robotic surgery. We also train other surgeons through our GATE Institute, a specialized training center for physicians who perform minimally invasive procedures.

The expertise of the surgeon is important to your care – survival from ovarian and other reproductive cancers is directly related to the success of surgery to remove the cancer. Also, clinical outcomes have shown to be better for patients who receive care from a gynecologic oncologist.

Today, there is a minimally invasive surgical option for almost any condition. This approach results in fewer complications, a faster recovery time, fewer days in the hospital and smaller scars.

Women's Surgical Unit
If hospitalization is required following surgery, we care for patients in our dedicated Women’s Surgical Unit. Holy Cross Hospital was the first hospital in suburban Maryland to open a Women's Surgical Unit designed especially for women who require hospitalization following gynecological procedures.

Cancer Support Resources
Patient and family support is also important to your recovery. Our ovarian and gynecological cancer support group can help, along with other resources including counseling, spiritual guidance and palliative care. And, as part of our mission to help low income and uninsured women, Holy Cross Hospital offers screening for cervical cancer through our community outreach programs.  

Clinical Trials and Research
Holy Cross Hospital is committed to offering patients the most advanced, innovative treatment options available. Through our active clinical trial and research program, more than 1,200 women have participated in eight gynecological cancer research protocols since 2005.  Trials test new drug therapies, improving quality, survival, genomic profiling and surgical safety. Individuals may find new weapons to battle their own gynecological cancer while advances in clinical care benefit everyone. Holy Cross Hospital is proud to retain our community feeling while offering world class, state-of-the-art clinical trial opportunities. View our open gynecologic cancer clinical trials

Let Holy Cross Hospital Cancer Institute help you. Call 1-855-HCH-HOPE (424-4673) for all your cancer care needs. 

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