Browsing the "Women's Health" Category

Prophylactic Salpingectomy: Reducing Ovarian Cancer Risk

June 13th, 2014

Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease. The American Cancer Society estimated 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer in 2013 and 14,030 deaths from the disease. Despite advancements in delivery of chemotherapy and the introduction of novel targeted therapies, we have not made significant progress in reducing the incidence of ovarian cancer. To date, there is


Individualized Breast Screening is the Future of Screening for Breast Cancer

June 13th, 2014

Dense breast legislation across the United States, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has initiated a significant reevaluation of the way women are screened for breast cancer. The purpose of this mailing will be to introduce the concept of Individualized Breast Screening, announce the arrival of another breast imaging tool to St. Luke’s (Automated Breast Ultrasound)


Breast Screening at St. Luke’s:
One size (and one test) doesn’t fit all.

May 5th, 2014

St. Luke’s introduces individualized approach to breast cancer screening. “When we look back on this time in future years, the hallmark of this era should not be that women stopped getting mammograms, but rather that this was a time when “personalized” screening strategies and technologies were provided to women, offering powerful weapons and options in the


New IORT Technology at St. Luke’s University Health Network Eliminates Weeks of Radiation Treatments for Some Breast Cancer Patients

March 30th, 2014

In traditional breast cancer lumpectomies, a small incision is made in the breast, the malignant tumor is removed, the incision is closed, and the patient goes home — with six weeks of radiation therapy ahead of her. But with new technology acquired by St. Luke’s University Health Network, one more step in the operating room spares


St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus Women’s Center — 
NOW OPEN!

March 9th, 2014

The specialists you may be looking for are right here at the St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus Women’s Center — respected obstetricians and gynecologists; maternal-fetal medicine specialists to manage high-risk pregnancies; and fellowship-trained women’s cancer experts to provide the most appropriate care for breast and gynecologic malignancies. You do not have to travel to Philadelphia to


A Radiologist’s Response to Canadian Mammography Study

March 5th, 2014

The brutal weather during my trip to the Regional Breast Center on Friday morning matched my discouragement from having just read a recent article challenging the effectiveness of mammography in saving lives.  As women have deservedly come to expect rapid screening results, I plowed through the snow to read what little screening mammograms were available. Here is a