UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Calendar for 10/23/2017

Calendar of Events

 

Every 3rd Friday of the month, next on October 20, 2017

By Appointment Only, Ovarian Cancer Surveillance Center

Date: October 20, 2017
   
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Magee-Womens Hospital, First Floor, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Event Type: Patient Event

The Ovarian Cancer Surveillance Center combines the latest medical and scientific knowledge with the most advanced surveillance and diagnostic methods. Women and their family members concerned about ovarian cancer have the opportunity to undergo an evaluation by a team of cancer specialists that includes a risk assessment, gynecologic examination, screening tests, and receive counseling and education about ovarian cancer risk and potential implications for family members, a personalized surveillance plan, and prevention strategies.

Who is at risk for ovarian cancer? The exact causes of ovarian cancer are not known. Although having one or more risk factors may increase a woman's chance of getting ovarian cancer, it does not mean that she is certain to get it. Studies show that the following factors may increase the chance of developing this disease:

Family History of the Disease, Increasing Age, Personal History of Cancer, Use of Fertility Drugs, Never Having Children, Being of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent.

Women who believe they may be at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer may schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-804-7750.

 
Contact: Patty Gordon, Ovarian Cancer Program Coordinator
Phone: 412-623-3425
E-mail: gordonpm@upmc.edu
URL: http://www.upmccancercenters.com/gynecologic/services.cfm