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  • Dr. Bridget O’Brien: Fighting Breast Cancer Amid COVID-19

    Bridget O’Brien, D.O., FACS, discusses ways breast cancer patients can take care of their physical and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Message from our president, Dr. Steven Paulson May 19, 2020

    At Texas Oncology the safety of our patients and staff remains a top priority. As public safety restrictions ease, we will continue following recommended safety protocols in our response to COVID-19.

  • “You Don’t Need a Cape to Be a Hero. You Just Need a Mask.”

    At Texas Oncology, the safety of our patients, their caregivers, and our staff is our highest priority. Kate Wallace, RN, BSN, OCN, of Texas Oncology–South Austin, Bastrop, and Austin Lakeway, shares a message on the importance of wearing masks and face coverings.

  • Why you still might have trouble scheduling your surgery despite relaxed coronavirus rules
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    With Governor Abbott’s relaxed restrictions in place, some hospital systems and clinics in Tarrant County said they are starting to reschedule procedures — but in a limited way as they assess the new caveats. According to Jennifer Hecht, D.O., FACOS, Texas Breast Specialists-Southwest Fort Worth, in order to ensure safety during the outbreak, surgeons will need to evaluate each patient’s risk, their cancer, and timing before determining when to move forward with surgery.

  • Texas Cancer Patients Will Now Have Greater Access to Surgeries During the Pandemic Under Revised Regulations
    SurvivorNet

    Following Governor Abbott’s executive order to loosen surgery restrictions, Allison A. DiPasquale, M.D., of Texas Breast Specialists–Dallas, discussed how the changes give cancer patients access to necessary surgical therapies. According to Dr. DiPasquale, patients are excited at the opportunity to receive surgery sooner than expected, and Texas Oncology is working tirelessly with hospitals to start scheduling surgeries.

  • Texas Hospitals Now Free to Resume Some Treatments Delayed by Coronavirus Outbreak
    KEYE-TV (CBS, Austin)

    In light of Gov. Greg Abbott's move to loosen surgery restrictions during COVID-19, Heather King, M.D., FACS, of Texas Breast Specialists–Austin, appeared on KEYE-TV (CBS, Austin) to discuss the impact of the decision for cancer patients. Dr. King elaborates on the importance of scaling down restrictions gradually to avoid a surge, while highlighting how the decision will benefit patients who were on hold for procedures but feel comfortable proceeding.

  • Local Cancer Clinic Welcomes Easing of Elective Surgery Restrictions
    KWTX-TV (CBS, Waco)

    Jeffrey P. Lamont, M.D., FACS, Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists, discusses our support for Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to ease restrictions on elective surgeries. According to Dr. Lamont, the change helps Texas Oncology move forward with necessary cancer care.

  • COVID-19: New Guidelines for Face Coverings and Masks

    To enhance safety for our patients and our staff, Texas Oncology is asking patients and visitors to wear a mask or face covering in its clinics.

  • Do I Have the Flu, Seasonal Allergies, or COVID-19?

    Some symptoms for flu, seasonal allergies, and COVID-19 overlap, and it can be difficult to tell them apart. Cancer patients must be especially vigilant in monitoring their health and knowing the differences.

  • Breast Surgery and Reconstruction During COVID-19
    BreastCancer.org

    Many patients diagnosed with breast cancer are concerned because their breast cancer surgery or reconstruction surgery has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Julie Sprunt, M.D., FACS, of Texas Breast Specialists–Austin, joined by Austin-area plastic surgeon Dr. Elisabeth Potter, shares why many breast cancer surgeries can be safely delayed and what those patients should know during COVID-19.