Cancer Inspires Spiritual Adventure

Cancer Inspires Spiritual Adventure

Her adventure began in May 2010 with what felt like a bladder infection. Her primary doctor prescribed antibiotics, yet the pain continued. Then her radiologist did a CT scan that didn’t reveal anything suspicious. Her OBG couldn’t feel anything wrong. In June, Carolyn was referred to Dr. Finkelstein at Southwest Gynecologic Oncology Associates.

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Mother / Attorney Beating the Odds

Mother / Attorney Beating the Odds

Michelle Hernandez is a wife, a mother of two, and an attorney. She didn’t think much of the initial spotting. She chalked the bleeding up to her IUD. But after three weeks, it hadn’t gone away. “I could feel something that ended up being a tumor,” Michelle recalled.

She scheduled an appointment with her OBGyn, and during a pelvic exam the doctor confirmed the tumor and referred Michelle to Southwest Gynecologic Oncology Associates.

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Youngest Native American Survivor

Youngest Native American Survivor

Dru Lovato lives on the Santo Domingo Pueblo. Today she is 48 years young. Back in 2010, she knew something wasn’t right. Quite a few of her family members have had cancer, yet she was reluctant to go to the doctor. Her sister convinced her to go to Indian Health Services who referred Dru to Southwest Gynecologic Oncology Associates right away.

“I didn’t know Dr. Finkelstein, but the doctors at Indian Health Services hospital said they’ve referred to her before. I went down to Albuquerque to see Dr. Finkelstein, and she’s a really nice doctor. She’s really good,” according to Dru.

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Beating Ovarian Cancer Twice

Beating Ovarian Cancer Twice

Nancy Gwyn thought the pain in her right leg was sciatica in 2007. After a series of tests and scans, an ultrasound showed she had a large ovarian cyst. She was referred to Southwest Gynecologic Oncology Associates in November of 2007. Dr. Karen Finkelstein performed a hysterectomy and removed the cyst.

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