West Valley’s first female gynecological oncologist to present lecture on cervical cancer
12,000 women diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in US
Glendale, Ariz. – Dr. Shana Wingo, who recently became the first female gynecological oncologist to practice in the West Valley, will present a free community lecture on cervical and other gynecological cancers at Banner at 5:30 p.m. on May 9 at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.
Banner Thunderbird is located at 5555 W. Thunderbird Road in Glendale. The lecture will take place in the lower level of the hospital in Conference Room 5. Refreshments will be served and all attendees will receive a small gift.
Dr. Wingo, a board-certified gynecological oncologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird, will discuss symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for cervical cancer, including how robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery is being used to treat cervical cancer. Robotic-assisted surgery uses robotic arms that translate the surgeon's hand motions into finer and more precise movements. Dr. Wingo is trained and certified to perform this type of minimally-invasive surgery.
About 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in the US each year; most often in women over 30.
In addition to cervical cancer, Dr. Wingo will talk about other reproductive cancers, including ovarian cancer and uterine cancer.
This lecture is part of a national prevention and wellness campaign developed in partnership with da Vinci Surgery and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, who have joined together to educate women about common health conditions.
Dr. Wingo, a physician with Arizona Oncology, is one of fewer than 1,500 gynecologic oncologists in the United States who specifically treat cervical, endometrial, ovarian, uterine and vulvar cancer. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and continued there to complete an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency, as well as a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center – part of Banner Health, a non-profit health system with 23 hospitals throughout the West—is the leading provider of pediatric care in the West Valley.