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Paul Fowler, MD, Chief, Department of Radiology at MedStar Union Memorial, Maeh Farha, MD, FACS, Director of the Breast Center at MedStar Union Memorial and Mahsa Mohebtash, MD, Director of the Cancer Center at MedStar Union Memorial with a patient.

Cancer Services

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital has been tending to the healthcare needs of area residents for more than 160 years. Today that tradition of caring is carried on in our cancer program by a dedicated and compassionate team of physicians, nurses and support staff who use the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies available to ensure the best outcomes for each and every patient.

Our cancer program continuously meets the rigorous standards that are required to earn full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, a designation awarded to only one in four hospitals in the nation. And, as part of the MedStar Health Cancer Network, we have access to the nation’s leading technology, the latest clinical trials and unparalleled expertise.

Our program provides:

  • First appointments within 3 business days, minimizing the emotional impact of a possible cancer diagnosis.
  • Comprehensive services available in one convenient place, reducing the time from diagnosis to treatment.
  • A multidisciplinary approach to cancer with specialists in medical, surgical and radiation oncology providing their unique perspectives.
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology, giving patients more options when it comes to their care.
  • Clinical trials on the cutting edge of cancer treatment.
  • Support to assist patients on the cancer journey including navigation, social work, genetic counseling, nutritional guidance, physical therapy, pain management, support groups, palliative care, patient education and spiritual services.



Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program

The Baltimore City Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) has been going strong since 2002. From the beginning, the BCCP has provided thousands of breast exams, mammograms and Pap tests to women in need.

The program provides free mammograms, breast exams and Pap tests screenings for women who are:

  • Women aged 40 and older
  • Uninsured or underinsured
  • Limited income
  • Resident of Baltimore City or Baltimore County

Early detection saves lives, so call 410-350-2066 to see if you qualify.

Free Colon Cancer Screening

Protect yourself against colon cancer with a free screening through the Baltimore City Colon Cancer Screening Program at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. The program provides free colon cancer screening by colonoscopy for Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County residents ages 50 and older who are uninsured or underinsured and have limited income. Program funded by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Program.

Survivors Offering Support (SOS)

Survivors Offering Support (SOS) is a breast cancer survivors support program that pairs women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer with trained volunteer survivors who can offer support and insight that only someone who’s gone through the journey can provide. SOS is funded by a partnership with MedStar Union Memorial and the Susan G. Komen Maryland Affiliate. If you would like to volunteer as a mentor or are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and would like the support of a mentor, please contact SOS program coordinator,  Lisa Wilson at [email protected]


A FREE support group for women with breast cancer. Open to breast cancer survivors and those newly diagnosed. Call 410-554-6505 for more information, or simply drop in. Light refreshments served.

Fourth Tuesday of each month
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Johnston Meeting Room, Suite 114

One on One

Oncology social worker Jessica Fox, MSW, LGSW, helps guide patients and families through all aspects of cancer care. For an appointment, call 410-554-6587.

A Day at HopeWell

Join other Union Memorial cancer patients and their caregivers as they take a shuttle out to HopeWell to explore the support services offered by this free nonprofit designed to support cancer patients and their loved ones. Free for all. Lunch included. Call 410-554-6587 to find out date of next trip and to reserve a spot.

A Nice Way to Give Back

CaringOn-Logo-Tagline-1 200x116CaringOn provides gifts to select primary caregivers of adults with advanced stages of cancer. The adult with cancer must reside in the State of Maryland and have a Stage 4 or higher diagnosis. Simply fill out the application form to honor a Caregiver. Click here to find out more.

These are just a few of the reasons why so many people choose MedStar Union Memorial Hospital when it comes to cancer care.

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