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Letter from Director

To Our Patients, Families and Caretakers:

I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Women's Cancer Center of Nevada website. Our physicians and staff understand that living with a cancer diagnosis is a challenge for both patients and their families. This site has been created to help simplify some of the questions, concerns and "next steps" for you.

While each individual's experience with cancer is unique, it is important to stay focused on your health goals. Progress has been made in effectively treating many forms of cancer-well over half of all people diagnosed with cancer will become "cancer free" through treatment. Further, this excludes some types of cancer that are now routinely cured. For other patients, it is possible to live many years with their cancer well controlled through medicine, diet and lifestyle changes.

Besides giving you basic information about how to reach us, set up appointments, etc., we will try to point you to useful resources to help you better understand your particular cancer and your options. Working together, we can determine the right treatment for you or your loved one.

The Women's Cancer Center of Nevada is a recognized leader in the aggressive fight against gynecological cancers, including ovarian, breast and uterine cancer. We offer both standard approaches, and, as a participant in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), clinical trials for those who qualify. Our surgeons are pioneers in the research and use of laparoscopic techniques which, though less invasive, can be as effective as more widely-used surgical procedures for treating women with gynecologic cancers. We are one of only a handful of major institutions in the country to study this approach.

Please take a few minutes to explore the website, and familiarize yourself with our Library. We hope you will find it helpful.

Sincerely,

Nick M. Spirtos, MD.
Medical Director