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PATIENTS' STORIES

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“Every person treated me with much care and affection. I want to thank all the nurses for their care and kindness. Doctor was as good as the nurses! Doctor and nurses treated me like family. I hope no friend or family ever has to go to (Meadowlands) hospital but if they do – they will be in caring hands.”
— Mark S., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, January 2017

“The food was great and I had many channels on my tv. WiFi worked perfectly. I LOVED the nurses. They all genuinely cared and were always willing to listen to me. I honestly LOVE the nurses on the maternity ward. I really wish I was better with names because they were all exceptional!”
— Lillian D., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, December 2016

MEADOWLANDS EMERGENCY

MHMC HEALTHFEED

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.