New specialist at Gundersen provides gynecologic cancer care
Women who are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, or who are at high risk for developing it, can benefit greatly by having a gynecologic oncologist as part of their cancer team.
Lori Weinberg, MD
Patients can now experience that dedicated level of expertise at Gundersen Health System with the addition of Lori Weinberg, MD, a gynecologic oncologist and board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist.
Dr. Weinberg specializes in diagnosing and treating all types and stages of gynecologic cancers, including cervical, endometrial/uterine, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar cancers, as well as premalignant conditions that lead to gynecologic cancer.
She works closely with Gundersen's multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists, as well as her partners in Gynecology, to develop treatment plans for patients, perform in-office procedures and minimally invasive surgeries, evaluate progress and offer medical guidance.
"I get involved in the care of women with reproductive cancers from day one. I stay involved through the whole process involving surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation and palliative treatments. I also help coordinate the care of patients who are being treated with chemotherapy closer to home," says Dr. Weinberg.
If you have a suspicion for gynecologic cancer in a patient, Dr. Weinberg can assist you in working up possible cancers or precancerous disorders.
"Women who are at risk of ovarian cancer due to family history or genetic mutations are often offered risk-reducing surgery or screening," Dr. Weinberg shares.
For a referral to Dr. Weinberg, contact Obstetrics & Gynecology via MedLink at (800) 336-5465. In La Crosse, call (608) 775-5465.
Cervical cancer screening guidelines
For the earliest detection of cervical cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recommend co-testing using the Pap test and HPV test for women ages 30-65.
One of the best protective measures against cervical cancer is the three-dose series of HPV vaccine, recommended for all children, ages 11-12.