Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

While facing breast cancer, many women struggle to deal with the cosmetic side effects of treatment. Thanks to advances in microsurgery over the last decade, new reconstructive procedures are available to women following mastectomy, including the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap, which is...

Cancer Doesn’t Mean We Have to Stop Living: Regain Your Energy and Vitality!

Today, there are 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. Many continue to suffer from the side effects of cancer and cancer treatments as long as 10 years after completing treatment. These patients are looking for help to restore and maintain their health. Oncologists are focused on pathology and...

Take Control of Your Health: 7 Steps to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month. During this time, pink ribbons are displayed on all types of merchandise from water bottles to appliances. Races and fundraisers unite survivors and loved ones together with a common goal: finding a cure. Americans have become more aware of breast cancer.  Sadly,...

Breast Cancer Screening Is Essential

In the United States, one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. While awareness of breast cancer has improved, the disease unfortunately remains the second-deadliest cancer among American women. This year in Texas, 15,712 women will be diagnosed with breast...

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer, likely to affect one in eight women. Survival rates have been improving steadily each year thanks to early detection and advanced treatment. At Houston Methodist West Hospital, highly trained doctors and a breast care team offer resources patients need for...

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