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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Puberty, pregnancy and menopause: A woman's body goes through rapid changes as she ages. And at each phase of a woman's life, she may have questions or concerns about her health.

An obstetrician, gynecologist or OB/GYN can answer those questions and ease transitions. At Lake Regional Health System, we have a team of these professionals ready to help.

Routine Gynecological Services

Should you get a BRCA test?

Use this tool to learn more about the pros and cons of genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

Should you get a BRCA test?

reviewed 11/11/2019

The breast cancer gene

Should you get a BRCA test?

If you’re concerned about hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, you might be wondering if you should be tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations that can put you at higher risk for cancer. Use this tool to get an idea about whether genetic testing is right for you.

Do you have two or more close relatives who have been diagnosed with breast cancer?

If you answered "yes." A close relative is defined as a parent, sibling or child. If two or more close relatives have had breast cancer, you are at increased risk. This is especially true if a relative was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50 or younger. Be sure your doctor has your full family medical history.

If you answered "no." That’s good. Having a parent, sibling or child who has had breast cancer would increase your risk for breast cancer.

Do you have a male relative who has had breast cancer?

If you answered "yes." Having a male relative who has had breast cancer puts you at increased risk for having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. Make sure your doctor has this information, including the age your relative was diagnosed.

If you answered "no." That’s good news. Having a male relative who has had breast cancer would increase your risk for having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.

Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with ovarian cancer?

If you answered "yes." In that case, you’re at higher risk for having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. This may be especially true if one of your relatives had both ovarian and breast cancer.

If you answered "no." That’s good. Having relatives with ovarian cancer means you have a higher risk for having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. This may be especially true if one of your relatives had both ovarian and breast cancer.

Are you of Eastern European or Ashkenazi Jewish descent?

If you answered "yes." People of Eastern European or Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry have a higher risk for having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. This is especially true if you have a close relative who has had breast or ovarian cancer.

If you answered "no." People of Eastern European or Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry have a higher risk for having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. This is especially true if they have a close relative who’s had breast or ovarian cancer.

Results

Genetic testing is a deeply personal decision. Go over your answers with your doctor or a genetic counselor, and be sure to ask any questions that came up in this assessment. Together, you can decide what the right next step is for you.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Annual exams help our doctors to spot health issues early, before they have a chance to impact your life. We know these exams are important—and we also know that few women look forward to their appointments.

Our providers understand the discomfort that can come with a routine screening. Before your exam, your doctor will explain all of the steps to you in words you can understand. And we'll get the results to you quickly—so you won't have to wait and worry.

In addition to gynecological cancer screenings, our doctors can offer you:

  • Contraception counseling
  • Pregnancy planning help
  • Peri- and post-menopausal care
  • Breast exams

Advanced Gynecological Care

In addition to routine cancer screenings, our doctors offer diagnosis and therapies for other gynecological issues, including incontinence, pelvic pain and unusual bleeding. We offer gynecological surgeries, including endometrial ablation and laparoscopic hysterectomy. Medication management and nonsurgical therapies, such as bladder training and pelvic floor exercises, are available too.

Expert Pregnancy Support

When you're ready to add to your family, we're here to help. Our doctors can help to confirm your pregnancy and offer advice on sleep, nutrition, stress and more. If you have questions during your pregnancy, your doctor will be there to talk with you and offer support. And when it's time to deliver your baby, you'll head to our new Family Birth Center, where our team will meet with you and help introduce your baby to the world.

A Team You Can Trust

The OB/GYNs and other women's health experts on our team are taking new patients now, and they'd love to talk with you about our facilities, our programs and how we can help. Find bios for each of our providers in our Provider Directory.

Contact Us

Lake Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology - Osage Beach
Michael E. Henze Medical Office Building (Building 5)
54 Hospital Drive, Suite 201
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573.302.2764
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Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lake Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology - Eldon
Lake Regional Clinic - Eldon
416 S. Maple St.
Eldon, MO 65026
573.557.2553
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Lake Regional Family Birth Center
54 Hospital Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573.348.8244
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573.302.3400