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Read more about what’s happening at Texas Oncology and the newest advancements in cancer care. Here are the latest Texas Oncology news and stories highlighting local practices and patients. Select a search option below by cancer center, physician, media type and year and click the search button to find your results. Items in yellow are articles and items in blue are videos.

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Navigating The Myths And Realities Of Hospice Care And Cancer

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is in November and Texas Oncology is recognizing the power of this important and deeply personalized care, and how hospice improves quality of life for patients near the end of life and supports those who love them, in their latest byline in the Austin and Houston Medical Times.

Should I Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Publication: Living Well Magazine

Like with all cancer types, knowing your risk of developing lung cancer is crucial in early detection. Understanding what preventable measures you should take, such as lung cancer screenings, can reduce your risk and protect your body against lung cancer.

The Benefits of Proton Therapy to Treat Lung Cancer

Publication: Texas Monthly
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in Texas, with about 14,510 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2023. Lung cancer is also the leading cause of cancer deaths in Texas. For cancer patients in Texas and surrounding areas, Texas Center for Proton Therapy offers a highly specialized form of proton therapy known as pencil-beam scanning, which can treat irregularly shaped tumors near sensitive areas, like the lungs.

Taking Breast Cancer Prevention and Detection into Your Own Hands

Publication: Woman2Woman Magazine

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jasmine Gowarty, M.D., of Texas Oncology–McAllen, shares the importance of responding quickly to new symptoms, advocating for your health, and undergoing proactive breast cancer screening as recommended by a healthcare provider.

Spreading Awareness About Breast Cancer In Men

Publication: KCEN-TV (NBC, Temple)
“In my 26 years as an oncologist, I’ve seen about five men with breast cancer,” says Carlos A. Encarnación, M.D., FACP, Texas Oncology-Hamilton and Horizon Circle. Dr. Encarnación joins KCEN-TV (NBC, Temple) to talk about the rarity of male breast cancer yet the importance of men recognizing the signs and symptoms to catch the disease early.

How Cold Caps Are Restoring Autonomy For Chemo Patients

Publication: ESSENCE
Jamie E. Terry, M.D., MHCE, FACS, Texas Breast Specialists-Houston Memorial City, Katy, Pearland shared with ESSENCE the science behind cold caps, a device that reduce the hair loss caused by some types of chemotherapy. Dr. Terry also shared the emotional impacts of hair loss and hair thinning can be categorized as a big component of successful or unsuccessful survivorship, something especially pertinent amongst Black women– who are often held to harsher standards regarding the appearance of their hair.

Breast Cancer Surgery: What are my options?

Publication: Palestine Herald-Press
What happens when someone is diagnosed with breast cancer? Dr. Shail Dalal shares his advice so you know how to make the best decisions for you and your family regarding a cancer diagnosis and how to treat it.

Texas Oncology Debuts New Cancer Center in Beaumont

Publication: Healthcare Construction + Operations News
Texas Oncology, one of the largest community-based oncology practices in the U.S., marked on October 13 the opening of its new 32,000-square-foot cancer care center, located on the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth campus. The new, larger center was built to enable Texas Oncology to provide an enhanced patient experience while meeting the growing need for cancer care in Beaumont and throughout Southeast Texas. 

87 oncologists on the move

Publication: Becker's Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review listed 87 oncologists starting new roles across the United States. Among them is Vijian Dhevan, M.D., MBA, FACS, who joined Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists-Harlingen as a surgical oncologist, marking an expansion of Texas Oncology’s surgical services in the Valley.

MEDICAL COLUMN: The importance of screening for breast cancer

Publication: Palestine Herald-Press
Shail Dalal, M.D., Texas Oncology–Palestine Cancer Center, discusses the importance of screenings for the prevention of breast cancer, outlining signs and symptoms to look out for.