Cancer

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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Novel treatment gives triple-negative breast cancer patients new hope

For people battling metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), one of the most aggressive forms of the disease, options are often limited. Joyce O’Shaughnessy, MD, an oncologist on the medical staff at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas and the holder of the Celebrating Women Chair in Breast Cancer Research, has worked tirelessly to …

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Why Kristin Chenoweth dreams of a world without breast cancer

An interview with Kristin Chenoweth at the 20th annual Celebrating Women Luncheon in Dallas. Speaking to an audience of more than 1300 supporters — donors, researchers, physicians, patients, survivors and loved ones — Kristin shared how her life has been touched by breast cancer and why it’s important to be proactive. Proceeds from the luncheon …

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Why fighting cancer is like learning how to swim

­­­­­Before cancer, I did not know how to swim, but I am learning. Journeying through cancer three times has taught me how. Recently, I was asked to speak at a luncheon for Swim Across America, an organization that supports cancer research. Swim Across America holds an annual fundraising event in Dallas for cancer research and …

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