• Dr. Karuna P. Murray

    Dr. Murray specializes in caring for women with gynecology and oncology concerns. Dr. Murray and her staff understand the anxiety and fear that is associated with these diagnoses. Women's Oncology Care provides comforting and compassionate care.
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  • Centrally Located

    The office of WOC is easy to get to. We are conveniently located near Mason Road and I-64/40. Our office is in the North Tower of the Walker Medical Building. We have provided detailed directions to help you find us easily.
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  • Caring For You

    Caring for you is our Top Priority at Women's Oncology Care. Through Compassion, Respect, and Education we are making positive influences for those in our care. We have provided a page of Empowering Knowledge especially for you.
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  • Friendly Staff

    Our helpful and friendly staff will help you on your path to well-being. We know you may have questions concerning your treatment, health and how Women's Oncology Care can help you. We are here to provide answers to your questions and to make your treatment a positive experience.
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Womens Oncology Care: 12855 North Forty Drive • Suite 325 North Tower • St. Louis, MO 63141 • Phone: 314-989-9244 • Fax: 314-989-9336

Useful Links

Womens Cancer Network - www.wcn.org

The WCN is an interactive web site dedicated to informing women around the world about gynecologic cancers. Our goal is to assist women who have developed cancer, as well as their families, to understand more about the disease, learn about treatment options, and gain access to new or experimental therapies.

Eyes on the Prize - www.eyesontheprize.org

The mission of EyesOnThePrize.org, a nonprofit corporation, is to provide information and emotional support from the survivors' perspective to women with gynecologic cancers, their families and friends, and healthcare providers.

American Cancer Society - www.cancer.org

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

What You Need to Know About Your Insurance

It is important to know the details of your health insurance policy before you have a cancer diagnosis, but most people are thinking about cancer benefits until they need them. Here are some questions to consider ...

1) Get a copy of the healthcare policy, not the one or two page summary.

Read more: What You Need to Know About Your Insurance

Chemo Brain

Chemo brain is a recognized side effect of chemotherapy which causes a reduction in verbal or visual memory, problems with attention and concentration, a reduction in the speed of processing information, and visual or spatial abnormalities. Patients may experience symptoms during and directly after treatment and for some, may linger years after treatment.

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Genetic Testing for Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the number one gynecologic cancer killer in the United States. Approximately 22,000 women will be diagnosed and nearly 16,000 women will die from the disease. One in five ovarian cancer patients is likely to be cured.

Currently, however, no test exists that allows cancer to be detected in its earliest stages. Complicating the diagnosis of ovarian cancer are the subtlety of symptoms such as bloating, pelvic and abdominal pain, urinary symptoms and early feeling of fullness when eating that lead to diagnosis usually in later stages.

Read more: Genetic Testing for Ovarian Cancer

Five Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer

Five Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer even if it scares the crap out of you.

By Kelly Corrigan, Women’s Health, July/August 2007

www.womenshealthmag.com

I bet you know me. I’m the friend who bought you a really funny birthday card, but when your big day came around I couldn’t find it, so I whipped off an e-mail instead. Oh, and when you called, I meant to ask about your mom’s knee surgery, but I started blabbering about how I got another freakin’ parking ticket Then I volunteered to bring homemade cookies to the team party and showed up with a box of generic vanilla wafers instead.

Read more: Five Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer

How Frienship Fights Cancer

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How Friendship Fights Cancer

By Jane DiLeo, Women’s Health

Research shows that love and attention can extend the lives of people with cancer. A long-term study of 2,800 breast cancer patients, published in 2006, found that women who were socially isolated before they were diagnosed were twice as likely to die than women who had even a small network of friends and relatives.

Read more: How Frienship Fights Cancer

Early Warning Signs

Some of the early warning signs that may alert you of a problem:

Abdominal bloating - A bloated abdomen may be an early and sometimes the only warning sign of ovarian cancer. Persistent abdominal, lasting for more than two weeks, should be investigated.

Bloating can also indicate other cancers such as colorectal cancer which affects more than 150,000 and kills more than 50,000 each year.

Read more: Early Warning Signs

WOC Services

Chemotherapy
Colposcopy
Consultations/Second Opinions
Coordination of Hospice Care
Coordination of Radiation Therapy
Surgical Procedures
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Care Management
Champva
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