Ovarian Cancer and Gynecologic Oncology Care
Gynecologic Oncologists guide women through diagnosis, surgery, treatment and follow-up care. Sajeena G. Thomas, M.D., explains how these physicians partner with their patients to reassure them and give them the best possible experience.
Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know. A woman’s lifetime risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer is 1 in 71, and 75 percent of women who are diagnosed will have an advanced stage of the disease. Cynthia Angel, M.D., a gynecologic oncologist at Highland Hospital, explains the importance of recognizing symptoms early and knowing your risk.
Advances in Ovarian Cancer Care: Several advances have been made in the diagnosis, treatment and care of ovarian cancer patients. Eugene P. Toy, M.D., talks about genetic testing, the benefits of robotic surgery and an alternative to chemotherapy that targets tumors while leaving healthy cells intact.
Leaders in Gynecologic Cancer Surgery: Highland Hospital is a leading provider of robotic surgery to women with gynecologic cancers: In 2011, Highland performed the most robotic hysterectomies in New York state. According to Brent DuBeshter, M.D., studies have shown institutions with high volumes of these cases have better outcomes. He explains the benefits and what Highland is doing at the forefront of ovarian cancer care.