Dr. Elinor Zhou is a gastroenterologist who provides care for general digestive disorders including colon
cancer screening and prevention, GERD, dyspepsia, altered bowel
habits and abdominal pain.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Our Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advancing services and treatments for neurological disorders and neuromuscular diseases.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
Mercy’s cancer doctors of Surgical Oncology in Baltimore understand that ovarian cancer is one of the most difficult female reproductive tract cancers to diagnose. Our expert cancer surgeons work closely with the doctors of the Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy to create a treatment plan for women with recurrent ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer begins in one or both of the ovaries. When cells in the ovaries grow abnormally, they form into tumors that either can be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). If cancerous tumors are not detected early, they can spread from the ovaries to the fallopian tubes and pelvis as well as continue to spread to the abdominal area and other organs.
While treatment for early stage ovarian cancer is often successful there is a chance that the cancer can return. Recurrent ovarian cancer most often occurs when the original cancer was diagnosed at a later stage, typically stage III or IV.
Symptoms of recurrent ovarian cancer can be similar to other medical conditions and often are overlooked as possible cancer symptoms. Symptoms of ovarian cancer can include:
If recurrent ovarian cancer is suspected your gynecologic oncologist performs ultrasounds and blood tests prior to recommending further treatment options.
Treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy or a combination of the two. The cancer doctors at Mercy will make the best possible treatment recommendations which may depend on your previous treatment plan, the length of time since initial diagnosis and your current symptoms.
Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, treats a broad range of cancers and benign tumors including colon and rectal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, sarcoma and melanoma. Mercy's surgical oncologists utilize modern medical technologies such as laparoscopy, brachytherapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and microwave ablation to help eliminate tumors with minimal damage to healthy tissue.
Surgical Oncology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Vadim Gushchin, Director of Mercy's prestigious HIPEC Program, is among the region’s leading surgical oncologists, offering long-time expertise in the treatment of complex cancers.
A Mercy patient says she believes in miracles after being diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer and given a second chance at life.