About Cancer Screenings
A cancer screening is a thorough assessment that checks for signs and symptoms of breast and ovarian cancer. Receiving regular check-ups and knowing your family history can help discover the disease at an early stage before symptoms arise. Typically, this test is performed during an annual well-woman exam. Our professionals will take into consideration your age, genetics, and personal health to determine whether you are in need of a cancer screening. During your consultation at The Caring Center for Women, one of our OBGYNs will ask a series of questions that will also aid in determining your risk factors. We also recommend this assessment if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Call our office in San Marcos or New Braunfels, TX to schedule an appointment with one of our five board-certified OBGYNs (Drs. Teresa Irwin, Barrett Blaue, Kari Fay, Beth Reid, and Brittney Schumann) or board-eligible OBGYN (Dr. Lauren Hermann) today.
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"Dr. Fay is the best! She is so kind and always makes me feel so comfortable. She is excellent at explaining things in terms you can understand. She has been my doctor for 8 years. Dr. Fay and Dr. Hermann delivered both of my children. Everyone in the office is so friendly too."- T.M. / Facebook / Jun 08, 2018
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"Today I met what I thought impossible: a doctor who sat NEXT to me, looked at me in the eye, listened to my medical concerns with obvious empathy, and advised me with knowledge and kindness. Dr. Teresa Irwin is a shining star in my unfortunate experience of medical mediocrity. This beautiful doctor exudes confidence while remaining humble and goes the extra mile to satisfy/relieve suffering patients. I thank her for her service and I recommend her with total and absolute confidence to anyone"- M.P. / Healthgrades / May 17, 2018
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The Caring Center for Women offers both breast and ovarian cancer screenings. During a breast assessment, there will be a physical examination. We may also refer you for a mammogram if age appropriate or we feel something during the examination. In some cases, a breast MRI may be necessary.
A mammogram is usually performed on women over the age of 35 or if there is a noticeable lump in the breast, you are experiencing abnormal discomfort, or have a family history of breast cancer.
An ovarian cancer screening can be performed using a transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) or a blood test. During a TVUS, an ultrasound wand will be inserted into the vagina to assess the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Receiving a regular pap test is essential for early detection.
If your tests come back positive for breast or ovarian cancer, we will refer you to a local specialist for further testing and treatment. We have worked closely with several specialists in Central Texas for years because of their high credentials, education, and compassionate bedside manner. Our goal at The Caring Center for Women is to help you receive the medical care you need and deserve.
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Don't put off cancer screening any longer. Drs. Irwin, Blaue, Fay, Reid, Schumann, and Hermann are here to help put your mind at ease by performing thorough breast and ovarian cancer screenings or assessing you for genetic testing. We also work with specialists who can provide you with the latest treatment options should the need arise.