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Early Detection Matters When It Comes To Breast Cancer

By: Dr. Jessica Jones, oncologist with Memorial Hermann Cancer Center Before you read this blog, I need you to know that this isn’t going to be your run-of-the-mill “go get your mammogram” post. No ma’am. I will talk about more than just mammograms, which are critically important. I will also delve into breast MRI and [Continue Reading]

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Inspired By Those Who Cared for Her Mother, a Daughter Becomes a Nurse in Her Honor

Cristi Luque, a nurse with TIRR Memorial Hermann, pauses to remember her mother every year on Mother’s day. Judy Hoover was just 62 years old when she died of colon cancer. “She was so loving and compassionate and just really loved us,” said Luque, describing the woman who adopted her at two weeks old. “Mom [Continue Reading]

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Radioembolization (Y-90) Offers Hope to Patients with Primary Liver Cancer

Riccky Friloux knows overcoming challenges in life takes patience, perseverance and a positive attitude. This mindset helped Friloux, a 67-year-old grandfather, stay strong when faced with circumstances that tested his strength. Friloux, a two-time cancer survivor, beat throat cancer in 2004, and two years ago, he survived primary liver cancer.  “I felt that something just [Continue Reading]

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After a Liver Cancer Diagnosis, Radioembolization (Y-90) Gave James a Second Chance at Life

James Thias enjoys the simple things in life. He loves spending quality time with his wife, his two grown children, and his 2-year-old and 6-year-old grandsons. Two years ago, however, James never thought he would be alive today to cherish these moments. Now, he believes miracles can happen. “I was diagnosed with primary liver cancer [Continue Reading]

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