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  • Cancer and Motherhood: Breastfeeding Linked to Decreased Risk
    Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times, The Williamson County Sun

    Dr. Bridget O’Brien of Texas Breast Specialists–Georgetown and Dr. Michelina Cairo of Texas Oncology–Houston Memorial City discusses an overlooked benefit of breastfeeding – lower cancer risk. Studies show that breastfeeding can reduce risk for breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers.

  • New mammogram guidelines might have women delaying cancer screening
    Austin American-Statesman

    Following updated breast cancer screening guidelines from the American College of Physicians and varying recommendations from other medical organizations, Dr. Julie Sprunt of Texas Breast Specialists–Austin shared guidance on when and how often women should get screened.

  • When should you get a mammogram to screen for breast cancer?
    KXAN-TV (NBC, Austin)

    Following updated breast cancer screening recommendations from the American College of Physicians, Dr. Julie Sprunt of Texas Breast Specialists–Austin shared guidance on when and how often women should get screened. According to Dr. Sprunt, individual risk factors including genetics should be considered, and women should talk with their doctors about a personalized approach.

  • Mammogram Regulation Changes
    WOAI-TV (NBC, San Antonio)

    Following new FDA mammography standards, Dr. Kathryn Wagner of Texas Breast Specialists–San Antonio Downtown discusses how these recommended changes will decrease the delay of diagnosis. The FDA now recommends women with dense breast tissue to seek out additional testing, in addition to setting a stricter timeline for mammogram results to be shared with women.

  • Using 3D Mammography to Detect Cancer in Younger Women
    KRIV–TV (FOX, Houston)

    Dr. Jamie Terry from Texas Oncology–Houston Memorial City explains how 3D mammographies are better at detecting breast cancer than 2D mammographies. The 3D mammography allows physicians to detect smaller breast cancers and at an early stage. 

  • 2019 Trends: Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy with Dr. Canavan

    Dr. Lynn Canavan of Texas Breast Specialists–Denison, McKinney and Plano breaks down the benefits of nipple-sparing mastectomy as a cancer care trend for 2019.

  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: Lose the Tumor, Save the Breast

    Oncoplastic breast surgery combines tumor removal with plastic surgery to treat cancer, while maximizing cosmetic outcomes.

  • Texas Oncology Expands as Austin Area Grows

    Georgetown is known for small-town charm, but it’s also experienced booming growth, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. list in recent years.

  • Memorial Hermann’s Team Approach Makes Woman a Breast Cancer Survivor
    KHOU-TV (CBS, Houston)

    Dr. Michelina Cairo, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Houston Memorial City, and Dr. Jamie Terry, breast surgeon with Texas Breast Specialists–Houston Memorial City, discuss symptoms and treatment approaches for breast cancer patients, as well as how a team approach was beneficial in helping Jenna D’Amico fight and beat breast cancer.

  • Breast Reconstruction and "Go Flat" Movement
    KNVA-TV (CW, Austin) 

    Dr. Bridget O’Brien of Texas Breast Specialists–Cedar Park visited KNVA-TV’s “Studio 512” to discuss the emotional decision behind breast reconstruction and the “go flat” movement, including the options available and factors breast cancer patients should consider when making this decision.