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Dr. Waldo Jimenez, Head of Gynecologic Oncology at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Leading the Way in Gynecologic Cancer Care

The Gynecologic Program sees approximately 1,300 new patients each year.
“We develop strong relationships with our patients and families for their whole path of care, and we are constantly staying on the leading edge of treatment for these cancers.”

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is one of the leading sites in Ontario for the care of patients with uterine, ovarian, cervical and vulvar cancer, as well as gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). The Gynecologic Program sees approximately 1,300 new patients each year.

“We serve a large population throughout the region, and we also hold regular clinics at the cancer centre in Thunder Bay,” explains Dr. Waldo Jimenez, Head of Gynecologic Oncology at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. “We collaborate closely with their radiation and medical oncologists, who examine patients and send them to Hamilton for surgery if required.”

The multidisciplinary specialists required to treat gynecologic cancers – whether it involves surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy – can be found under one roof at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Appointments are made on the same day whenever possible to avoid the need for multiple visits.

Research into gynecologic cancers is another important area of focus. Patients in the program sometimes participate in national and international clinical trials, which help to gain valuable insights into these cancers and their treatment.

“We develop strong relationships with our patients and families for their whole path of care, and we are constantly staying on the leading edge of treatment for these cancers.”

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