Posts Tagged ‘ Baylor ’

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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Posted on June 11th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Understanding Radiology: What is a CT Scan?

Part 2 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology series

This post is Part 2 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology seriesA CT (Computed Tomography) - or CAT – Scan is a useful tool in the cancer diagnosis process. If your physician suspects cancer,  one of the first steps is to determine what you have and where the cancer is located. Often times that first step […]

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Posted on August 22nd, 2011 by Chris  |  No Comments »

The Waiting is the Hardest Part: The Jeremy Maclin Story

Tom Petty sings it best, “The waiting is the hardest part.” Just a couple of weeks ago, I shared with you the story of Mark Herzlich, a football player that is overcoming long odds to play in the NFL.  Just a few months ago, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, Jeremy Maclin wondered if he might face […]

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Posted on August 20th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  3 Comments »

The Star of the Pink Pooch Parade

My name is Champion Sterling Stars and Stripes because I was born on the 4th of July. But you can just call me Star. I have a great life. My mom takes me to many classes: Obedience, Freestyle, Rally and Agility. I don’t know what the names mean, but I get to sniff other dogs […]

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Posted on August 13th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Are You at Risk for Hereditary Colon Cancer?

Although environmental factors may play a role in the development of colorectal cancer, some cases can be traced to genetics. The American Cancer Society estimates five to 10 percent of all colorectal cancers are based upon specific genetic factors. You could be at a hereditary risk for colorectal cancer if you have the following risk […]

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Posted on August 11th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  2 Comments »

The ABC and D’s of Melanoma

“Melanoma, carcinoma…some kind of -noma” If you’ve seen the movie Fletch you probably remember Chevy Chase (Dr. Rosenrosen) delivering that classic line. It’s funny in the movie, not so funny when your dealing with “some kind of -noma”. Melanoma can be deadly. Period. Let’s just get that out there. According to Dr. Lance C. Cowey, […]

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Posted on August 10th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

My Nurse Navigator Helped Me Understand

CANCER – the dreaded “C” word. It’s something you hear about from your friends and family or read about in the paper – but never think about it being “your cancer.” There I was,  taking care of business like annual physicals and mammograms. There was no history of breast cancer in the family and I […]

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Posted on August 4th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Nurse Navigator: Never Walk Alone

“You have cancer.” Such a small sentence can be so incredibly life changing. The word cancer sparks in us a reaction of both fear and stress. The diagnosis of cancer begins a journey that can be overwhelming, frightening and confusing. In a single sentence a person’s life can be brought to a screeching halt. Suddenly, […]

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