For the Marian Strider, an academic medical center and a community hospital
came together at the right time.
Washington Hospital and UCSF Medical Center are teaming up to bring you
the best health care in our community.
Marian Strider of Pleasanton knew that her family history of breast cancer
put her at a high risk for cancer (her mother and two of her aunts had
breast cancer). Her gynecologist, Dr. Victoria Leiphart, referred her
to the Washington Cancer Genetics Program which includes a UCSF genetics
counselor. Marian had genetic testing and learned that she carries a genetic
mutation that greatly increases her risks for both breast and ovarian
cancers. Marianne recently married and wants to start a family, so her
genetic counselor referred her to in vitro fertilization (IVF) which involves
embryo testing. Doctors will provide Marian with increased surveillance
for her cancer risks and will closely monitor all her test results, prescriptions,
allergies and immunizations while she establishes her family. This award-winning
team of hospitals has given Marian the confidence to plan for a healthy future.