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Join our Move4Her WCCA Team!

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

It's not too late to make a donation or join our virtual team event!

Women’s Cancer Care Associates has created a Move4Her Team!  Move4Her is a live one-hour, fully virtual and highly interactive exercise event, hosted by Kathy Smith, to raise crucial funds for awareness, education, outreach and research of gynecologic cancers.

Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal or vulvar cancer. Help eradicate these gynecologic cancers by joining the Women’s Cancer Care Associates Warriors team and have some fun along the way!

To join the Women’s Cancer Care Associates Warriors team, click on our team registration link  and select join. Not able to join but want to contribute? Consider making a donation by selecting the team registration link and select donate.


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Dr. Barlin’s Interview with WTEN

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

WCCA's Joyce N. Barlin, M.D. recently spoke with WTEN News 10 about ovarian cancer as part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Click here to watch.


WCCA Announces Dr. Heidi E. Godoy’s Departure

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

After many years of providing high-quality care to our patients, our colleague and partner Heidi E. Godoy, D.O. will be leaving Women’s Cancer Care Associates, LLC as of October 31, 2021. We wish her well in her future endeavors.

Current patients will be transferred to another physician within our practice. For those patients who wish to continue care outside of WCCA, we will be happy to assist you with the transfer of your records upon completion of a medical records release form. Forms are available in our office or on our website.

Women’s Cancer Care Associates remains committed to comprehensive gynecologic cancer care and will continue to provide a full range of gynecologic oncology services to our patients. Our objective remains the provision of state-of-the-art gynecologic oncology care. We expect that the transfer of patient care will be seamless in every respect. 


COVID-19 “Booster” Vaccine

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

We recommend that all eligible individuals receive the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Recently, the CDC has recommended that severely immunocompromised individuals who have received either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccination should get a third “booster shot”. We fully endorse this recommendation.

Our patients are eligible to receive the “booster” if:

  • You received either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and your second shot was at least four weeks ago. Those who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are not eligible.
  • You are currently undergoing or have completed chemotherapy treatment within the past 90 days:
    • IV treatment such as carboplatin, paclitaxel, cisplatin, etc.
    • Oral chemotherapy medication such as Lynparza, Ibrance, Lenvima, etc.
    • Hormonal treatment such as Letrozole, Arimidex, etc. are not eligible.
  • You are undergoing or have completed pelvic radiation within the last 90 days.
  • You have undergone a total splenectomy (removal of your spleen). 

If you feel you are immunocompromised for reasons other than listed above, please contact your primary physician.

Currently, pharmacies in the area are scheduling “booster” vaccines. You should get the same brand (Pfizer or Moderna) of vaccine that you received for your first two injections. You can call your local pharmacy or go to https://www.vaccines.gov/search/ to find one near you and schedule an appointment.

If eligible, please contact our office for a letter of eligibility. If you have any questions, please call us at (518) 458-1390.


COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Monday, August 16th, 2021

The FDA has issued approval for a third "booster" shot of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain immunocompromised people. Our practice will notify eligible patients once we receive guidance from the NYS Department of Health.