DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT – Nancy Milliken
It’s September and the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health is placing a special focus on gynecologic cancer awareness, prevention, early detection, and expert treatment.
The fact is, all women are at risk for gynecological cancer: uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal, and ovarian. Every year, nearly 81,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with a form of gynecologic cancer, of which uterine cancer is the most commonly diagnosed (about half of all gynecologic cancer cases). Women can protect themselves from gynecologic cancer by understanding their risk factors and methods of prevention and early detection.
ADVANCING WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE
Imagine a future in which every doctor who cares for you understands your unique female biology and values your preferences.
Imagine a future in which health care providers work in teams and share information with each other -- and you -- via the internet.
Imagine a brand new state of the art hospital in San Francisco devoted entirely to providing women a lifetime of reproductive health, where a woman can have a baby in a birthing center, receive the latest in breast cancer care, uterine fibroid treatment or incontinence all in a woman-centered environment.
That future is closer than you think thanks to the vision of lifelong women's healthcare advocate and expert Dr. Nancy Milliken. The Women's Specialty Hospital is part of a new $1.6 billion UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay that broke ground in October 2010.