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  • #IAMUP: Breast Cancer Myths
    WFAA-TV (ABC, Dallas-Fort Worth)

    Katrina E. Birdwell, M.D, FACS, of Texas Breast Specialists–Methodist Dallas Cancer Center, appeared live on WFAA-TV to discuss breast cancer myths with an in-studio audience of breast cancer survivors and supporters. In the interactive segment, which aired during the station’s special morning show dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Birdwell clarifies common misconceptions about breast cancer occurrence and prevention.

  • Hair Salon Owner Loses Hair During Breast Cancer Battle
    Shine Online

    Salon owner and hair stylist Ursulia Hall was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in October 2018, and now she’s using her salon to help breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. According to her breast surgical oncologist, Katrina E. Birdwell, M.D, FACS, of Texas Breast Specialists–Methodist Dallas Cancer Center, when patients like Ursulia have positive outlooks through treatment, they have better outcomes.

  • Chantal Rice: Fighting Cancer on Her Terms
    Austin American-Statesman

    As the managing editor of Austin Woman magazine, Chantal Rice provides editorial oversight for thought-provoking stories that inspire and support women. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Chantal was treated by Bridget O’Brien, D.O., at Texas Breast Specialists–Georgetown, and Mika Cline, M.D., at Texas Oncology–Austin Midtown. She credits the support of her family and friends, colleagues at Austin Woman magazine, and her partner, Thomas, for helping her through her cancer journey.

  • Breast Cancer Knows No Age Limits
    Houston Chronicle

    Jennifer Sasaki, M.D., M.S., surgical oncologist at Texas Breast Specialists–Houston Fannin, and patient Megan Lee, discussed the importance of women being proactive and educated about breast health. When Megan found a lump in her breast during a self-exam last fall, she took a proactive approach and sought testing despite statistics she was too young to have breast cancer. Megan is grateful Dr. Sasaki spent a lot of time explaining her treatment options, and feels the conversations gave her more power and input in her cancer journey.

  • Debunking Common Myths About Breast Cancer
    KERA-FM (NPR, Dallas-Fort Worth)

    Katrina E. Birdwell, M.D, FACS, of Texas Breast Specialists–Methodist Dallas Cancer Center, was featured on the KERA News Morning Edition segment, where she corrected some common misinformation about breast cancer. Dr. Birdwell explained that you don’t need a family history of breast cancer to get the disease, that leading a healthy lifestyle doesn’t prevent breast cancer, that men can get breast cancer, and that mastectomy isn’t the only form of treatment for breast cancer patients. She highlighted modifiable ways to present breast cancer, including maintaining a healthy weight and activity level, avoiding tobacco use, reducing extra estrogen, and decreasing alcohol consumption.

  • Fact vs. Fiction: Three Breast Cancer Truths You Need to Know

    Jennifer Snow, D.O., who specializes in breast cancer surgery at Texas Breast Specialists and sees patients in Granbury, and Southwest Fort Worth, sheds light on common breast cancer myths.

  • Debunking Popular Myths of Breast Cancer
    KVII-TV (ABC, Amarillo)

    Lova Arenivas, M.D., of Texas Breast Specialists–Amarillo, was featured on KVII-TV discussing breast cancer recurrence, genetic risk, and early detection. Dr. Arenivas recommends women 40 years and older get regular mammogram screenings.

  • Breaking Through Breast Cancer Myths with Katrina Birdwell, M.D., FACS

    From symptoms to surgery, Katrina Birdwell, M.D., FACS, of Texas Breast Specialists break down several of the common breast cancer myths she hears from patients.

  • What to Know if You’re Newly Diagnosed
    Paint it all Pink Magazine 2019

    When someone is newly diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by large volumes of information and difficult treatment plan decisions. Heather King, M.D., FACS, of Texas Breast Specialists–Austin joins other oncologist in sharing advice for these patients as they begin their cancer journeys. She encourages patients to take care of themselves by maintaining physical and emotional health.

  • Fighting Fear Itself and Finding the Courage to Seek Support During Cancer
    Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times

    Bewilderment. Confusion. And perhaps most of all, fear. All of these feelings can accompany a diagnosis of cancer. Dr. Mathew Meeneghan of Texas Oncology–South Austin and Dr. Jamie Terry of Texas Breast Specialists–Houston Medical Center share tips for facing fear and seeking support during cancer.