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Texas Breast Specialists–Kingwood and The Woodlands Welcome Dr. Cinthya Lowder

October 22, 2021

Cinthya Lowder, M.D., breast surgeon, is now seeing patients at Texas Breast Specialists–Kingwood and The Woodlands. Dr. Lowder shares what she wants more people to know about breast cancer and discusses her approach to patient care.

Did you always know you wanted to be a doctor, specifically a surgeon?

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a doctor. I was fascinated with biology at a young age, and I always thought it would be amazing to be able to help someone by understanding what their body needed based on how it was meant to run, and then using that information to help empower them in fighting their disease.

When I started medical school, I thought I might be a psychiatrist, but the moment I stepped foot into an operating room it was a game-changer. Surgery combined my love of working with my hands, connecting with people, and collaborating as a team. I can’t imagine doing anything else!

Given how prevalent breast cancer is, it’s important for people to know early detection and regular screenings are critical, as are preventative care and education. There is support on so many levels and, together, we can manage this disease."

What do you wish more people knew about breast cancer?

I wish everyone knew how common this diagnosis is: one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. This is important for women to know for many reasons, including understanding that they are not alone. So many women and families have gotten through this experience, and there is a multitude of people who are dedicated to helping fight against breast cancer. Additionally, given how prevalent breast cancer is, it’s important for people to know early detection and regular screenings are critical, as are preventative care and education. There is support on so many levels and, together, we can manage this disease.

What do you think the future of breast cancer treatment will look like?

I think that we will continue to develop targeted treatments every day, so that each patient continues to get more personalized treatment plans and strategies. With professionals across so many medical disciplines working together, I think we can get there sooner than some may expect.

What do you want your patients to know about you?

I hope my patients know how much I truly care for them. I think about them constantly, keep them in my prayers, and am inspired by them to be a better physician and person every day. I will work tirelessly for each patient and always treat them with the utmost respect – because no cancer journey is ever the same. We are and always will be a team, and we’re working towards the same goal, which is to beat breast cancer.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, you will find me with my amazing husband, children, extended family, and German Shepherd dog, eating delicious food and enjoying every moment that we have together. I look forward to traveling together again too, so we can continue to explore new cultures and, of course, new cuisines.


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