The Lumpless Breast Cancer You Should Know About

One of the most aggressive and deadliest forms of breast cancer is often mistaken by women as a rash or skin infection. Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is rare, accounting for only 1 to 5 percent of all new breast cancer cases in the United States, but it is also one of the hardest to diagnose. [Continue Reading]

Cancer Screenings 101: Learn About the Tests That Can Save Your Life

The statistics are alarming.  The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 1.6 new cancer diagnoses and nearly 600,000 cancer-related deaths in the U.S. in 2017. Every cancer is different and for some types, preventive screenings or tests can help detect cancers early, improving treatment outcomes. Dr. Julie Rowe  is an oncologist affiliated with Memorial [Continue Reading]

“My name is Gwen Stevens and I am an Ovarian Cancer Survivor Because of Two Saving Graces.”

For National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve asked Gwen Stevens to share her story.  You’ll see that her journey to diagnosis was very similar to others, however, she uncovered two saving graces that she says changed her outcome.  This is her story. While my cancer journey began in June 2015, I’m going to back up [Continue Reading]

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]