By Marilynn Larkin, October 13, 2019
But Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln in Bronx, New York, said in an email to Reuters Health, “I don’t find, with physicians within my arena, any reluctance or lack of clarity in how to treat these patients.” “There is a quite clear pathway for care to be rendered upon demonstration of a history which denotes increased risk,” she said. “In my…experience, once a woman has seen her gynecologist, and a history is elicited which reflects a family history of ovarian and/or breast cancer, the patient is referred to a geneticist for testing. Should the findings reveal they are carriers, the patient is then referred to a gynecologic oncologist for evaluation/disposition.”
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