Watch Now: Children After Cervical Cancer

Anaelvys Espinoza-Ruiz was engaged to be married when she found out she had cervical cancer. While the removal of her uterus and cervix through a hysterectomy was considered the most successful treatment for her diagnosis, gynecologic oncologist Ricardo Estape, M.D., of Baptist Health’s Center for Robotic Surgery, suggested Ms. Espinoza-Ruiz should have a robot-assisted trachelectomy. This option allowed the cancerous cervix to be removed, but preserved her fertility and ability to carry a pregnancy.

Remarkably, Ms. Espinoza-Ruiz went on to have two children – Justin and Melanie.

With the groundbreaking of Miami Cancer Institute on the Baptist Hospital campus, stories like Ms. Espinoza-Ruiz’s will play out more and more often, as the latest research in the detection and treatment of cancer will happen at the new facility, scheduled to open in 2016.

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With internationally renowned centers of excellence, 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Baptist Health is an anchor institution of the South Florida communities we serve.

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