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“I had such a great experience at the Meadowlands Hospital! From ER Registration to nurses, anesthesiologist to my doctor – everyone was very professional and nice but most importantly caring! This is what makes this hospital great!"
— Emma R., Meadowlands Hospital Same Day Surgery Patient, May 2017

“MHMC Staff made me feel comfortable and at ease at all times. Nurses always made sure my bed was made and cleaned. I never knew hospital food could be so good. Great meals! Nurses were helpful – amazing staff. For my first C-section, there is no way I could have done it without my nurses. Thank you. Nurses made sure I was in no pain and kept up with me as much as possible. Everyone was friendly and polite. Staff made me feel like family and they honestly cared. At first I was very nervous because it was my first time in this hospital – after my experience I will recommend this hospital to everyone. One of the best hospitals I have ever been to – please keep up the good work!”
— Amanda R., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, February 2017

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Women's Health News

Mutations or variations in genes passed from parent to child can drastically raise the risk of certain cancers. In fact, certain inherited syndromes carry a nearly 50-100% chance of getting certain types of cancers. Inherited cancer risk means that a higher frequency cancer occurs in families, as determined by DNA.

Fortunately, knowing if your family is at risk allows you to take actions to reduce your risks and to take the necessary steps to prevent cancer.

The benefits of genetic testing include:
• Increased surveillance and closer monitoring can prevent cancer or detect it at an earlier more treatable stage
• Preventive strategies may reduce your risk of cancer by as much as 100%
• Both positive and negative results give you information about inherited risk among your close relatives
• Results guide decisions about medical management

Some of the common hereditary cancers that we deal with as Women's Health are breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer.

Who should be concerned about being tested:
• Patients with family or personal history of breast or ovarian cancers
• Family history of male breast cancer
• Individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with strong family history of breast or ovarian cancers
• Previously identified genetic mutation in the family
• Family history of uterine or colon cancer before age 50
• Strong family history of colon, intestine, brain, and pancreatic cancer

At Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center we offer unique genetic testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancers syndrome (HBOC) BRCA1 and BRCA2. In addition we can screen patients who are carriers of Lynch syndrome gene, who have more cases of familial colorectal and uterine cancers.