Women, like Mary, with a personal or family history of breast cancer have an elevated risk of ovarian cancer. So when a tumor appeared on her ovary, she and her physician, Dr. Richard Farnam of the Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery Center, chose to take an aggressive approach to treatment.
Checkups were scheduled every three months for a year to monitor the growth before it was finally decided to remove the tumor.
Mary opted for robotic surgery with Dr. Farnam because of his extensive experience.
“The best surgeon to go to is the one that does that surgery the most often, so I felt like I was in very good hands,” she said.
In this short video Mary talks about her experience before and after the surgery.