Cancer, Ovarian Cancer

Transvaginal ultrasound: A tool for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the U.S, behind uterine cancer, and the fifth most common cause of cancer death. New screening methods could help catch ovarian cancer earlier and save lives in the process. Here, Justin W. Gorski, M.D., Ph.D., a gynecologic oncologist practicing at Norton Cancer Institute – St….

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Back from stage 3 ovarian cancer, Stephanie Virgin is a mom and thriving professional

Photo by Anna May Photography Stephanie Virgin was 29 and hoping to start a family, so ovarian cancer was the last thing on her mind — even when she experienced textbook symptoms. The Louisville native chalked up her back pain to the high heels she wore to her work in real estate. She thought the…

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Making sure patients, physicians know about the advances in treating female cancers

Lynn Parker, M.D., gynecologic oncologist with Norton Cancer Institute, is on a mission. She’s doing whatever she can to spread the word: There’s a lot that can be done to prevent and treat female cancers. “What drives me is we can cure people; we can help people. What drives me every day is to see…

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Surgeon’s mission trip takes expertise in women’s surgery to Nicaragua

Each year, more than 200 women are able to see David L. Doering, M.D., for issues requiring surgery for gynecologic cancers. A “Master Surgeon” as designated by the Surgical Review Corp., Dr. Doering uses minimally invasive and robotic surgery techniques. In February, he’ll be taking his surgical expertise to women in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Access to…

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Women’s cancer facilities and specialized urgent care part of renovation

Renovations underway at Norton Cancer Institute – Downtown and nearby facilities will expand and relocate many cancer subspecialties. Completion is planned for February 2020, with two downtown campus locations getting a makeover. Norton Cancer Institute – Downtown (676 S. Floyd St.) New clinics will serve patients with urgent care needs related to cancer, hepatitis C…

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