fbpx

Cancer

What to know about getting a second opinion for cancer

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you want to feel comfortable and in control of your care. In some cases, a second opinion can provide that extra level of confidence that you’ve considered all your options and you’re choosing the right treatment plan for you. While a few types of cancer emergencies require immediate attention, most …

What to know about getting a second opinion for cancer Read More »

Hope Lodge: A home away from home for cancer patients

When Elizabeth went for her annual mammogram in January 2022, she expected the same “no suspicious results” she’d always received. After all, she was an active, healthy retiree who didn’t have any family history of breast cancer. Elizabeth and her partner, Dean, sold their DFW-area home in 2020 to spend their days traveling, hiking, bicycling, …

Hope Lodge: A home away from home for cancer patients Read More »

After mom’s breast cancer diagnosis, daughter takes matters into her own hands

Kathleen McAdams was by her mom Ruth’s side as she waged her battle with breast cancer, first with surgical removal of the cancer and then chemotherapy and radiation. The treatment, though successful, was difficult. “It was hard for me to watch her go through that and what it did to her body,” Kathleen said. After …

After mom’s breast cancer diagnosis, daughter takes matters into her own hands Read More »

Oral cancer: Are you at risk for this growing cancer?

If someone asked you about the most common types of cancer, oral cancer probably wouldn’t be at the top of your list. While this type of cancer isn’t as common as breast, lung or prostate cancers, it isn’t rare either. Nearly 500,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharynx cancer this year, including …

Oral cancer: Are you at risk for this growing cancer? Read More »

James’ story: A father’s mission to beat oral cancer

After losing his wife, Donna, to triple-negative breast cancer in 2019, James Lyles was all too familiar with what it means to have cancer. What he didn’t expect was to find himself fighting his own cancer battle just a few years later. A father of two girls, James decided to move to Dallas in 2021 …

James’ story: A father’s mission to beat oral cancer Read More »

Life after cancer: 8 tips to help you navigate the ups and downs

In many ways, life after cancer is something to celebrate. You just fought one of life’s hardest battles—and won. But at the same time, the transition isn’t always a celebration. Many people no longer feel like themselves or don’t know how to go back to “normal” again. When you’re in the middle of your cancer …

Life after cancer: 8 tips to help you navigate the ups and downs Read More »

Could this new test change how we treat colorectal cancer?

Researchers at Baylor Scott & White are helping crack the code to detect colon cancer earlier. Detection, however, isn’t the only variable to consider where colon cancer is concerned. Once diagnosed with the disease, attention turns to treatment options. For T1 colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, in particular, the daunting idea of a colectomy, or surgical …

Could this new test change how we treat colorectal cancer? Read More »

Colon cancer research gets help from an unlikely source: Grape seeds

Contrary to popular belief, cancer research involves a lot more than studying drugs for chemotherapy. To have the greatest impact in cancer care, the disease must be targeted from all angles. Exploring those alternative angles is precisely what many of the researchers in the lab at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute are doing. Odd …

Colon cancer research gets help from an unlikely source: Grape seeds Read More »

I just had my first colonoscopy. Here’s what it’s really like

There were many excuses to put off my colonoscopy. I didn’t have symptoms. I’m only 53. I’m too busy. I wrote in my daily calendar probably 30 different times, “Call to make colonoscopy appointment.” But I didn’t call. What about the prep? What if the doctor finds something suspicious? I amazed myself with how many …

I just had my first colonoscopy. Here’s what it’s really like Read More »