Leading-Edge Ovarian Cancer Prevention and Treatment for the Mind, Body and Soul

As part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Hoag honors those impacted by ovarian cancer, the fifth most common cause of cancer death among women.

Ovarian cancer prevention and treatment at Hoag continues to prioritize comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care to meet the medical and wellness needs of our patients. Our Hoag Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program team cares for and guides “previvors” who have tested positive for a genetic mutation that increases their risk for breast and/or ovarian cancer. Studies show that “previvors” have specific needs for reducing their risk. Hoag’s cancer prevention and treatment program provides a holistic approach that focuses on caring for the whole woman — mind, body and soul.

Working in collaboration with Hoag Family Cancer Institute and Hoag Women’s Health Institute, our program is uniquely positioned to offer innovative cancer prevention and care, coupled with wellness services.

Hoag’s specialists are experts in their fields in areas including genetic testing, women’s imaging, breast oncology, gynecologic oncology, psychosocial and sexual health — including pelvic floor therapy–as well as nutrition, physical activity and mindfulness practices. Rounding out our multidisciplinary approach, we work with our patients to develop personalized care plans to reduce their risk for developing cancer. In addition to our medical options, Hoag offers complementary services such as fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, meditation and mental health to provide support to women in the areas of reproduction, stress management, dietary support and exercise.

As a nationally ranked hospital for Obstetrics & Gynecology and a High Performing Hospital for Ovarian Cancer Surgery by U.S. News & World Report, Hoag offers access to clinical trials not available anywhere else in Orange County. Coupled with our unique approach to complementary care, Hoag provides gynecologic cancer patients every diagnostic and therapeutic advantage and offers infusion services in a comfortable, private suite, uniquely designed to meet the needs of women with gynecologic cancers.

September is also Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. There are five types of gynecologic cancers that affect the female reproductive system – including cancers of the cervix, ovaries/Fallopian tube/peritoneum, uterus (endometrial), vagina and vulva.

Every woman is at some risk for developing gynecologic cancer, so it is important to do regular screenings to help in the early detection of certain types. Each gynecologic cancer is unique with different symptoms, risk factors and prevention strategies. Speak with your doctor if you have a family history of gynecologic cancer.

For more information about the Hoag Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program, call 949-764-7235. We empower you to take charge of your health, and we will be by your side every step of the way.