Cancer Treatment

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Chair Yoga: Relax and Breathe

Chair Yoga for Cancer Patients

Shoes stacked neatly off to the side of the mats tell you:  yoga is done here. Before the lights dim, signaling the beginning of class, six women converse about their lives, their cancer diagnosis and treatments. The five class regulars encourage this week’s newcomer not to worry about her fitness abilities.  There’s no yoga fashionistas […]

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Posted on December 3rd, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  1 Comment »

Breast Cancer was a Detour for Me

detour

My name is Laura Wassef. I am married to my high school sweetheart. I am a mother of three, the oldest 13. I am a sister, daughter, niece, aunt, cousin and friend, and a breast cancer survivor. This is my story. January 2011, just a few days before my 42nd birthday, I was diagnosed with […]

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Posted on November 8th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Behind-the-scenes of Dallas Hope

Behind-the-scenes of Dallas Hope

Don’t miss the premiere of the three-part documentary series, Dallas Hope from Baylor Health Care System. The first episode airs tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 pm CST on WFAA, channel 8. In this video, Dr. Alan Miller, director of the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas and chief of oncology for Baylor Health […]

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Posted on November 7th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Ovarian Cancer’s Vulnerability Exposed: Clinical Trial Offers New Hope

PARP Inhibitors

Targeted therapy for ovarian cancer has been an elusive goal for researchers for many years.  Ovarian cancer is a heterogeneous disease, exhibiting a plethora of genetic alterations. In a small percentage of patients, the cancer is found to be hereditary.  In these patients, mutations in the BRCA gene lead to an increased risk of ovarian, […]

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Posted on October 23rd, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  1 Comment »

Father of Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, Dies at 92

Dr. E. Donnall Thomas

Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, a pioneer of bone marrow transplants, passed away this weekend at the age of 92. Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is one of the most significant discoveries ever made in the field of cancer treatment, but at one time it was considered “a frightening last resort.”  Many physicians in the field advised […]

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Posted on September 8th, 2012 by Garyn Goldston  |  No Comments »

Could certain chemotherapy drugs cause heart failure? Not Exactly…

chemotherapy treatment

A recent article by VITALS, an NBCNews.com health blog, states that breast cancer patients may be at a higher risk of heart failure due to two common chemotherapy drugs. According to the article, in a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 12,000 women who received a chemotherapy regimen were at a 20 […]

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Posted on August 29th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  2 Comments »

Avoiding the John Wayne Approach to Prostate Cancer and Two Other Mistakes

John Wayne Portrait

One of the first lessons I learned when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer is that the disease doesn’t give “do-overs”. That’s really not fair, because if I had it to do all over again (and seriously, who would choose that option?) I’d take all of the  mulligans I could grab and change a few […]

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Posted on August 22nd, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  2 Comments »

Candice’s “cancerversary” tattoo

Cancer survivor, Candice Stinnett recently had the Baylor Health Care System flame tattooed on her upper back.

At 21 years old I was living my perfect life. A three-year-old son, a Godly man by my side; I had recently begun working a job I cherished as a police dispatcher. An avid softball player my health was never a concern. November 2007, a walnut sized lump on the left side of my neck […]

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