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“Excellent service at MHMC, everyone was very helpful, courteous and knowledgeable.”
— Christian A., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, January 2017

“I had almost no waiting time and the initial nursing evaluation was very good. I was very satisfied with the response of all the nurses. In my opinion, you have a very healthy and up to date hospital.”
— Rhoney G., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, January 2017

“I always like going to Meadowlands Hospital because they take good care of me. Very good treatment.”
— Crissy R., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, December 2016

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Women's Health News

Mutations or variations in genes passed from parent to child can drastically raise the risk of certain cancers. In fact, certain inherited syndromes carry a nearly 50-100% chance of getting certain types of cancers. Inherited cancer risk means that a higher frequency cancer occurs in families, as determined by DNA.

Fortunately, knowing if your family is at risk allows you to take actions to reduce your risks and to take the necessary steps to prevent cancer.

The benefits of genetic testing include:
• Increased surveillance and closer monitoring can prevent cancer or detect it at an earlier more treatable stage
• Preventive strategies may reduce your risk of cancer by as much as 100%
• Both positive and negative results give you information about inherited risk among your close relatives
• Results guide decisions about medical management

Some of the common hereditary cancers that we deal with as Women's Health are breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer.

Who should be concerned about being tested:
• Patients with family or personal history of breast or ovarian cancers
• Family history of male breast cancer
• Individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with strong family history of breast or ovarian cancers
• Previously identified genetic mutation in the family
• Family history of uterine or colon cancer before age 50
• Strong family history of colon, intestine, brain, and pancreatic cancer

At Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center we offer unique genetic testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancers syndrome (HBOC) BRCA1 and BRCA2. In addition we can screen patients who are carriers of Lynch syndrome gene, who have more cases of familial colorectal and uterine cancers.