Ask the Nurse

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
  • sleep
  • mood
  • memory assessments
  • preventative therapy
  • immunizations
  • blood work
  • mammogram

With a family history of breast and ovarian cancer, you may need to see a genetic counselor for BRACA testing.

All My Best,
Nurse Mary

September 11, 2014 at 6:18am