Why We Come to Work: For These Four Women, It’s Personal

Did you know oncology nurse navigators are critical in helping cancer patients through their most difficult times? Not only do they aid with the transition from diagnosis to treatment, but navigators also provide emotional and educational support while helping coordinate care. Memorial Hermann Health System has a team of oncology nurse navigators who service all [Continue Reading]

True or False: There’s a link between sexually transmitted HPV and throat cancer.

When you think of throat cancer, you think of smokers, not sexually transmitted diseases.  However, a growing body of evidence is pointing toward Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and its connection to throat cancer. “We’re in the dawn of understanding oropharyngeal cancer of the back of the throat. Its link to HPV, a sexually transmitted illness, is [Continue Reading]

What You Don’t Know About Colorectal Cancer Can Kill You

Every year, more than 50,000 people die from colorectal cancer according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Ninety percent of colon cancers occur in people [Continue Reading]

A Friendly Reminder: Breast Cancer Screenings Save Lives

To put it simply, breast cancer screenings are important for all women. While breast cancer can be found and treated after symptoms appear, many women with breast cancer have no symptoms at first. Regular screenings can help to detect cancer early while it’s small and hasn’t spread, making it easier to treat successfully. Here are [Continue Reading]