Celebrating Ovarian Cancer Survivors

Celebrating Courage, Strength and Faith

Celebrating Ovarian Cancer Survivors

Ovarian Cancer Survivors’ Dinner

Dr. Karen Finkelstein hosted the Southwest Gynecologic Oncology 11th Annual Ovarian Cancer Survivors’ dinner on September 18, 2013.

Honored guests included more than 50 of the 99 SWGYNONC patients who have overcome ovarian cancer stage 3 or higher.

The evening celebrated their courage, strength, and faith in overcoming ovarian cancer.

Surviving Ovarian Cancer

Statistically 1 in every 70 women will develop the disease at some time in her life, with half of those cases occurring after the age of 65.

Southwest Gynecologic Oncology Associates provides experienced, state of the art, compassionate medical care in New Mexico for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.


Shirley Baker Southwest Women's Oncology

“They were very empathetic, very knowledgeable, very efficient and they are my friends today.  I love them all. I come in here just to say hi to everybody and Dr. Finkelstein. I have complete and total trust in her and her abilities.  Everything she has told me and done is just above board and I have complete faith in her.”

Judie Peru Southwest Women's Oncology

“I was so comforted and excited to have someone listen and hear what I had to say and actually supported me. I appreciated the balance immensely of true knowledge and willingness to be open to what I was finding in regard to alternative medicine.”

Janie Manzanares Southwest Women's Oncology

“I’m grateful that Karen came into my life. She has so much integrity and love for her patients and  if you end up here you are in a good place.”


“She made sure I understood everything. If I had questions after hours, I could always call her on her cell. I never felt like I was a burden. I know Dr. Finkelstein is here for me.”


“I was very impressed when I met Dr. Finkelstein. She was relatable. She has two young children and a career. I have two young children and a career.”



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