Gynecological Cancer Screenings

Dr. Goldstein provides several different types of gynecological cancer screenings to his patients, including ovarian and cervical cancer.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, according to the U.S. Library of National Medicine. Its symptoms can be vague and misleading, leading to late diagnosis. Early detection is key to overcoming ovarian cancer. Dr. Goldstein continues to advocate for ovarian cancer screening. He believes recent U.S. recommendations against routine screenings were based on inadequate studies that relied on inappropriate parameters. Ovarian cancer studies from Europe and the University of Kentucky found that annual screenings identified 82 percent of cancer in stage 1, when it is more treatable. Dr. Goldstein recommends such screenings every 6 months, taking into account the patient’s medical history and risk factors.

Cervical Cancer

Cases of cervical cancer have dropped drastically with the advent of the annual pap smear. However, annual screenings remain critical to identify changes to the cervix. Over-treatment has also become rampant, with many doctors performing unnecessary LEEP procedures, which increase the risk of preterm labor and risk of miscarriage.

Dr. Goldstein often works with women seeking a second opinion after a primary OB/GYN recommends a LEEP. He evaluates patients, closely reviews results and has pap smear results re-evaluated as needed. If results indicate further data is needed, Dr. Goldstein performs colposcopy or laser surgery in his office.

Learn more about Dr. Goldstein’s approach to abnormal pap smear results.

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