Dedicated Women's Health Specialists -  - OB-GYN

Dedicated Women's Health Specialists

OB-GYN located in Puyallup, WA

Cancer Prevention, Screening, And Management

Cancer is one of the most common causes of death in women. As leading OB/GYNs in Puyallup, WA and surrounding South Sound region, Dedicated Women's Health Specialists can assist women by providing cancer screenings and preventive care as well as management and treatment.

Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Management Q & A

Dedicated Women's Health Specialists

What Types of Female Cancers Are There?

  • Breast- The most common cancer in women affecting about 1 in 9 women!
  • Uterus- The most common cancer involving the reproductive tract.
  • Ovary- One of the more deadly cancers with no effective screening.
  • Cervix- Mostly related to HPV (human papillomavirus)
  • Fallopian tube- Rare
  • Vagina- Infrequent
  • Vulva- Infrequent

What is Breast Cancer?

  • Family history is important in identifying women with particularly increased risk.  Some women should undergo genetic screening test.
  • Incidence increases with age.
  • Breast density is an independent risk factor for breast cancer
  • For women at average risk, screening mammogram should be started between age 40 and 50

What is Uterine Cancer?

Most uterine cancers occur in the lining called endometrium.  It typically occurs in women after menopause and has an early warning symptom which is abnormal bleeding.  After menopause, any kind of bleeding must be evaluated promptly.  Endometrial cancer is most often successfully treated with surgery alone.  Occasionally, radiation therapy is employed.

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is most often diagnosed at an advanced stage because there is no effective screening method available for early detection.  Symptoms can be subtle and somewhat vague and may include abdominal bloating, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and changes in bowel/bladder habits.  Ovarian cancer is usually treated by surgery to remove the uterus, tubes, ovaries and any visible tumor present.  Following this, chemotherapy is commonly used to control the disease.  

 What Is Cervical Cancer?

Invasive cervical cancer is now uncommon in the United States due to effective Pap smear screening procedure.  On the other hand, more easily treatable precancerous conditions are quite common.  In addition, we now have vaccine to prevent HPV infection which should help decrease the incidence of precancerous conditions as well.  Currently, Pap smear screening is recommended to start at age 21.  For an average woman, it can be done every 3 years unless directed otherwise by their physician.  Generally, screening can stop at age 65.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "...front desk staff...were amazing as well. Very courteous, always smiled when you walked through the door and always went the extra mile to help where they could."

    Samantha F.
  • Vitals

    "I enjoy coming to this office because the service I receive every time I come here is wonderful..."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "The staff are always very kind and efficient. I rarely have issues with the appointments beginning late."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Women's Dedicated Health and Dr. Eun are a very classy and professional care team...Dr. Eun...has maintained excellent...care...Wouldn't dream of going anywhere else!"

    Collette F.
  • Yelp

    "I love Dr. Eun! He has taken really good care of me over the years and when I had my surgery he went above and beyond in making sure he did what was best for me!"

    Christa B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Eun is a doctor I trust and whose expertise has greatly benefitted me with a variety of issues over the years...[He] make[s] those yearly exams much easier."

    P.B.
  • Yelp

    "I have been a patient of Dr. Paul Eun for over 15 years. He is my most trusted and favorite doctor of all."

    Becky O.
  • Vitals

    "I have been with Dr. Eun for many years...I will not go to any other GYN provider. I have great faith in Dr. Eun and the services he provides.

    K.C.
  • Vitals

    "Of course no one likes to have surgery but I had a very good experience from beginning to end with Dr. Eun and his staff. Thank you...for everything you did..."

    R.E.
  • Vitals

    "I really love Dr. Eun and Nikki. I always feel welcome and when I ask questions they don't make me feel stupid. They explain everything in a way that I can understand."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Eun and the staff at Dedicated Women's Health Specialists are always professional, friendly and helpful. I feel comfortable and safe coming here for my healthcare."

    Suzanna S.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Morris best dr. i have ever had."

    Brittany B.
Location
Dedicated Women's Health Specialists
1701 3rd Street SE, Suite 200
Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: 253-840-4444
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253-840-4444