Colorectal cancer: How and when to get screened

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer for both men and women? Though colon cancer and rectal cancer are oftentimes very treatable if caught in the earliest stages, it is extremely important for us all to be knowledgeable of the associated cancer symptoms, signs, risk factors and screening guidelines. Follow along to … Continue reading Colorectal cancer: How and when to get screened

Why Dr. Oz cares about breast cancer research and you should, too

An interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiothoracic surgeon, bestselling author, Columbia University professor and host of the Emmy® award-winning TV show, “The Dr. Oz Show.” At the 21st annual Celebrating Women event, Dr. Oz sat down with our own Lucy Wallace, MD, co-medical director of the Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Scott & … Continue reading Why Dr. Oz cares about breast cancer research and you should, too

Prostate Cancer 101: When and why you should get screened

For many men, growing older also means you’re growing in confidence, opportunity and achievement. You’re reaching new career goals. You’re feeling great pride as you watch your children reach milestones of their own. You’re enjoying life and learning daily, every year looking slightly different than the last.  Of course, with age also comes responsibility, and … Continue reading Prostate Cancer 101: When and why you should get screened

What to consider before postponing your cancer screening

In recent months, the COVID-19 outbreak has given rise to a troubling trend: a sudden plummet in cancer diagnoses. On the surface, fewer cancer diagnoses may sound like good news, but the underlying truth is anything but positive. Fewer cancer diagnoses doesn’t mean fewer people are getting cancer — it simply means fewer cancers are … Continue reading What to consider before postponing your cancer screening

Women in Medicine: 19-year breast cancer survivor fights for early detection

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women to live healthy lives. As a child, Elizabeth Jekot, MD, was always mesmerized by puzzles. It’s that thrill of solving puzzles that first drew her to the field of diagnostic radiology — the … Continue reading Women in Medicine: 19-year breast cancer survivor fights for early detection