• 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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    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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Womens Oncology Care: 12855 North Forty Drive • Suite 325 North Tower • St. Louis, MO 63141 • Phone: 314-989-9244 • Fax: 314-989-9336

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.

Frequently feeling full (early satiety) - Feeling full after eating even a small meal should be investigated as it can be a sign of ovarian cancer, pancreatic or stomach cancer. Pancreatic cance is the fourth leading cause of cancer death. In addition to feelings of fullness, pancreatic cancer may also cause loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss, yellow eyes or skin (jaundice), and pale, bulky, greasy stools.

Frequent urination - having to urinate frequently or having the urge to go but can’t may be an early sign of ovarian cancer but might indicate something as simple as a urinary tract infection or bladder cancer. Blood in the urine as well as having to urinate frequently or feeling you have to go right away (urgency) may also be a subtle and early sign of ovarian cancer.

Unintended weight loss - If you are losing weight without trying, can be a cancer signal. According to the American Cancer Society, losing more than 10 pounds unintentionally is the first sign of many cancers. Patients may have a loss of appetite or they may lose weight despite eating normally. The weight loss may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.

Adapted from Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective

by Joan Liebmann-Smith and Jacqueline Egan (Bantam Dell, 2007; $14.

 

Visit www.bodysignsbook.com for more information.

WOC Services

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

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