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  • Telemedicine 101: How to Prepare for Your Virtual Appointment

    The rise in virtual appointments during COVID-19 has reshaped the way some patients receive cancer care. Here’s what you need to know about preparing for your telemedicine appointment.

  • COVID-19 and Cancer Screenings: Should I Be Screened This Year?

    The purpose of preventative cancer screenings is to diagnose and treat cancer early. Skipping preventive screenings can adversely affect your long-term health.

  • A Caregivers Guide to COVID-19 and Cancer

    Caregivers play a vital role in protecting the health and safety of cancer patients, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are extra steps and safety measures to protect patients.

  • COVID-19: Q&A for Texas Oncology Patients and Caregivers

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Whether you’re a patient, a caregiver, or are close to someone with cancer, you may have questions about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

  • 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

    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.