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My Best Advice

What would Texas Oncology physicians, staff, patients, and caregivers suggest to someone going through treatment? Read their best tips:

Molly BrownTry to stay active. Walking and running helped me feel stronger and lifted my spirits." Molly Brown, Patient and Survivor, Texas Oncology–Bedford
Anand Shivnani There’s no such thing as a dumb question. Patients should feel free to ask as many questions as it takes to feel comfortable with their treatment.” Anand Shivnani, M.D., Radiation Oncologist, Texas Oncology–Sherman
Sandra Ramirez It takes the whole family to recover from an unexpected burden like cancer. Work as a team.” Sandra Ramirez, Financial Counselor, Texas Oncology–Sugar Land
Lauren Brandt Ask any and all questions. The doctors and the nurses know that cancer treatment is a long process, and they don’t mind answering the same question twice.” Lauren Brandt, Social Worker, Texas Oncology–San Marcos and Texas Oncology–South Austin
Jennifer Campos Accept that you’re entering a ‘new normal’ during and after treatment, and allow yourself to change.” Jennifer Campos, RN and Nurse Navigator, Texas Breast Specialists–Amarillo
Juanita Contreras I’d tell other caregivers to be prepared to give their loved one lots of encouraging words. Cancer patients go through lots of changes that cause strong emotions.” Juanita Conteras, Caregiver, Texas Oncology–McAllen