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Cancer

Coping with cancer during COVID-19

For many of us, 2020 has certainly changed how we live our lives in unexpected and challenging ways. Social distancing, mask wearing and staying at home may at times create feelings of isolation, sadness and frustration. Add a cancer diagnosis into the mix, and things can really change. As an oncology nurse navigator, I have the honor of …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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My son’s leukemia story: How art is healing us

It was just after lunch on a Monday, and the bright lights and antiseptic smell of the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest emergency department that normally would have overwhelmed my senses were dulled by the confusion and terror in my 3-year-old son’s eyes. Two hours earlier, we had been in our local …

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