• 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

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.

Which makes sense when it comes to improving quality of life. Friends and family members can drive patients to doctors’ appointments, cook healthy meals, and run errands, says Christine Rini, assistant professor of oncological sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. But there’s a physiological connection too. Feeling loved and valued calms the stress response and boosts natural cancer-fighting cells, says Philadelphia oncologist Marisa Weiss, MD, the founder of breastcancer.org and a Women’s Health advisor. “Your body can adapt to a state of emergency, but when it goes on day to day, it really wears your immune system down,” Dr. Weiss says. “That human-to-human connection makes an enormous difference.”

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

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