Even with an annual Pap smear test and the new vaccination for young women, cervical cancer can’t be totally prevented. But there are some things you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer of the cervix.
Vaginal cancer is a relatively rare disorder, comprising about 2% to 3% of all gynecologic cancers. Approximately 2,400 women are diagnosed each year with vaginal cancer in the United States.
The chance of getting ovarian cancer increases as a woman gets older. Ovarian cancer occurs in women over the age of 50 and the highest risk is in women over 60.
Uterine cancer is the most common of all cancers in the female reproductive system. It can either form in the inner lining of the uterus or the outer layer of muscle tissue.
Thought to be caused by a problem with the genetic information transmitted between an egg and sperm, molar pregnancy can develop during the first trimester of pregnancy.
When Jan Holsclaw found out she had ovarian cancer, she was referred to Dr. Bigsby at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute for surgery and treatment. With reassuring words and...
TV Personality Jan C. Garavaglia, M.D., (aka "Dr. G") is the chief medical examiner for the District Nine (Orange-Osceola) Medical Examiner's Office in Florida. When she...
Bonnie has helped to raise millions of dollars for ovarian cancer research taking place at National Cancer Institute (NCI), Department of Defense (DOD), Centers for Disease...
When Rachel was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the cervix, a very rare form of cervical cancer, she was told she was going need a hyterectomy. Her concerns about having children in the future quickly grew. You can view this video by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLv79rN99F8
Our Gynecologic Cancer Symptom Diary will help you with early detection of gynecologic cancers. Remember, early detection saves lives!
Florida Hospital has been ranked one of the best hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Florida Hospital has also been named the No. 1 hospital in the Orlando Metro Area as well as the No. 2 hospital in the state of Florida. For more than ten years, Florida Hospital has been recognized on U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings, but this year the hospital was honored to be recognized in seven specialties. Nationally, Florida Hospital’s programs ranked as follows:
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery – # 23
- Diabetes & Endocrinology – #42
- Gastroenterology – #16
- Gynecology – #11
- Nephrology – #25
- Pulmonology – #29
- Urology – #43
This year’s Best Hospitals, the 23rd annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.
“Florida Hospital is extremely honored to be included on this prestigious list of world-class hospitals in the nation,” said Lars Houmann, president and CEO of Florida Hospital. “This further exemplifies our commitment to providing quality health care and fulfilling our mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ to our patients.”
The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August.
The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based institution focused on providing whole person care. It is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than a million patient visits per year – more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association. The more than 2,000-bed system is comprised of eight hospitals, including the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, 30 outpatient facilities and 21 Centra Care locations throughout Central Florida.
Join us in raising ovarian cancer awareness and education by participating in the 4th Annual Tom Sorrells Teal Ribbon Run & Walk on Sunday, May 13, 2012, hosted by the Oviedo Mall. All proceeds will benefit the programs of the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida.
The physicians at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Program continue to be recognized as state and national leaders. Dr. Giselle Ghurani, Gynecologic Oncologist at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, was recently accepted on the Board of Directors at FLASCO (Florida Society of Clinical Oncology)as Florida’s Gynecologic Oncology representative. Also, on March 23, 2012, Dr. Robert Holloway, Medical Director for Gynecologic Oncology program at FHCI, was added to the Board of Directors for SGO (Society of Gynecologic Oncologists) at the Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancers in Austin, TX. This is a national organization is made up of physicians, surgeons and healthcare professionals, trained in management of complex malignant tumors of the reproductive tract. We are proud our of physicians as they continue to lead the way in gynecologic cancer treatments and minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Dr. Robert W. Holloway, Medical Director at FHGO, delivered an invited lecture on April 18 2012, on the topic “State-of-the-Art 2012: Robotic-Assisted Surgery in Gynecology” at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. Physicians and healthcare professionals from Beth Israel, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital were in attendance. Dr. Holloway covered the subject of infra-renal aortic lymph node dissection and pelvic sentinel lymph node mapping techniques for patients with gynecologic cancers treated with robotic surgery.
On April 20, 2012, Dr. Robert W. Holloway, Medical Director at FHGO, along with Dr. David V.M. Debruyne, Attending Physician in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, AZ Groeninge Hospital, Kortrijk, Belgium, organized a course for Belgian surgeons “Master Class in Advanced da Vinci® Surgery in Gynecology”. This full-day course consisted of morning video sessions and a live transmission of a robotic radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer performed by Dr. Holloway and the operative team from Florida Hospital to Belgium.
Dr. Robert Holloway, Medical Director of Florida Hospital Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Program, performs Central Florida’s first robotic splenectomy by a gynecologic oncologist. This procedure was performed during a minimally invasive robotic surgery to remove recurrent ovarian cancer. Doing both procedures at the same time and with a robot allowed the patient a shorter recovery time, less scarring and a minimal incision site.