I am 63 years old with a history of breast cancer. I am in remission after a bone marrow transplant in 1991. My sister died of ovarian cancer three years ago. I have not been sexually active in 14 years. Do I need to be screened for ovarian cancer, and if so, what doctor can I see?
Breast cancer survivors need to have a personalized health plan with their primary care physician or via a CustomFit women’s health evaluation that needs to include the following:
- bone evaluation for osteoporosis
- genitourinary system for genital atrophy, regardless of sexual activity
- memory assessments
- preventative therapy
- blood work
With a family history of breast and ovarian cancer, you may need to see a genetic counselor for BRACA testing.
All My Best,
September 11, 2014 at 6:18am