NYJPW is happily reporting the new Repository of Tumor Bank for all kinds of cancers, i.e. Ovarian, Breast, Brain, etc. to be Conducted by the
Division Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, Doctor Daniel H. Smith, Hackensack University Medical Center.
Doctor Smith is an expert on Ovarian cancer. He is the Doctor who saved Penny Wang's life, she was diagnosed with Stage III Ovarian cancer on 12/13/04. Doctor Smith leads the entire department with his expertise for surgery, chemo, radiation, etc. skills to treat cancer patients at Hackensack University Medical Center. This Tumor Bank serves as a research institute with the future goal of cancer prevention. Currently they collect existing patient's cases to aid in the treatment of cancer patients .
NYJPW's Penny Wang currently receives treatment under Doctor Smith and his team of Doctors, Chemo Doctor Robert S. Alter and Radiation Doctor Loren Godfrey, to continue successful treatment of her ovarian cancer. With lifetime appreciation, Penny, John & the Family are very thankful of Doctor Smith and Hackensack University Medical Center's support to help Penny to overcome her ovarian cancer. So far her treatment has involved five successful operations, chemo and radiation treatments. Penny excitedly welcomes the news about the opening of the Tumor Bank to be headed by Doctor Smith and will volunteer all the experiences and treatment history that she has gone through.
The following is the description of Maureen Fund for Ovarian Cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center:
The Maureen Fund for Ovarian Cancer - The Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center|
DEDICATED TO PREVENTION, EARLIEST DETECTION, AND THE CURE OF OVARIAN CANCER
Risk Assessment Questionnaire
Ovarian Cancer is often called the silent killer because early symptoms are frequently subtle and are easily confused with other diseases. This questionnaire provides a list of symptoms and risk factors that may be associated with ovarian cancer. If you rspond yes to any of the questions, then it may be appropriate for you to contact the Maureen Fund for a comprehensive risk assessment and screening.
The majority of women with the risk factors or symptoms as follows do not have cancer. However, early intervention for those at high risk can save lives.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE MAUREEN FUND AT 201-996-4287 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A DETAILED RISK ASSESSMENT.
1. Personal history of breast, colon or uterine cancer
2. Family history of ovarian or breast cancer in a close relative (mother, sister, daughter)
3. Family history of a genetic predisposition to cancer
4. Few or no children and over 40 years of age
5. Menstruation starting before age 13
6. First full term pregnancy after age of 30
7. Menopause occurring after age 50
8. Hormone replacement for greater than 10 years
9. Ashkenazi Jewish Heritage
10. Obesity in early adulthood (ages 18-21)
1. Sense of fullness, bloating or pressure in the pelvis
2. Urinary urgency without infection
3. Pelvic discomfort or pain
4. Persistent indigestion or gas
5. Persistent changes in bowel or bladder patterns such as constipation, diarrhea, or incontience
6. Abnormal vaginal bleeding, including post-menopausal bleeding
7. Low backache or cramps
8. Pain during intercourse
9. Unexplained weight loss or gain
Chinese Newspaper World Journal Reported for Hackensack University Medical Center Tumor Bank on July 18, 2006