The Gynecologic Oncology Team at UM St. Joseph Medical Center is a collaborative partnership between Mercy Medical Center and University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC). The team provides advanced treatment options for cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers and other reproductive system cancers. Nationally renowned gynecologic surgeon Dr. Dwight D. Im directs this newly formed team, and is joined by colleague Dr. Jennifer Ducie.

Addressing GYN cancers from early, Stage I to complex, Stage IV, genital tract cancers, Drs. Im and Ducie work closely with UM SJMC's multidisciplinary oncology team. Women with gynecologic cancers rely on these gifted diagnosticians for their skill, expertise, compassion and surgical talent. To ensure continuity of care, the physicians at UM St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute keep the referring physician informed of a patient’s treatment and progress every step of the way.

This expert team of specialists is dedicated to the care of women with gynecologic cancers, including a holistic philosophy that is attentive to mind, body and spirit, and focuses on patients as individuals.

Cervical Cancer

Tests to diagnose cervical cancer include:

  • Pap test
  • Colonoscopy
  • Biopsy

Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer)

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. Tests may include:

  • Blood and urine tests
  • Pelvic exam - the physician uses a gloved finger to examine the uterus, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder and rectum for lumps or a change in size or shape
  • Pap test
  • Biopsy of the uterine lining
  • Dilation and curettage (D & C)

Ovarian Cancer

Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and medical history and perform a physical examination. Tests may include:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Lower GI series or barium enema – a series of x-rays of the colon and rectum after having an enema containing barium

For more information about Gynecologic Oncology at UM SJMC, or to make an appointment, call 1-800- 441-7562.