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Interior Cancer Journal

Moving Forward After a Cancer Diagnosis: Two Comprehensive Memorial Hermann Programs Help Survivors Cope

Many cancer survivors tell family and friends that while they felt very supported during treatment, they’ve found it hard to transition to a new way of life after treatment. In response to these and other issues, two comprehensive survivorship programs are helping survivors move forward, while educating the public about prevention, screening and treatment options. Canopy in The Woodlands and the Lindig Family Cancer Resource Center in Memorial City both opened in recent months.

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A Note from Leadership

Welcome to the first edition of the Memorial Hermann Cancer Journal. This quarterly publication with focus on Memorial Hermann’s cancer network and our associated cancer experts; prevention, treatment and research programs; patient outcomes; survivorship; and research initiatives that provide the continuum of cancer care for patients.

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Muscle-Sparing DIEP Flap Combines Breast Reconstruction with a Tummy Tuck

With advances in microsurgery over the last decade, new reconstructive procedures are available to women following mastectomy, including the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap, which is performed by only about 10 percent of plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Houston.

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Ten Steps Toward an Anti-Cancer Lifestyle

After a diagnosis of cancer, many patients think first of diet – and rightly so. Good nutrition is an essential part of cancer prevention and treatment.

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Riley Lentz: No Stone Unturned

Fifteen-year-old Riley is no stranger to hospitals. Diagnosed with malignant medulloblastoma in 2008, she underwent two open brain surgeries to remove the tumor and later, two noninvasive radiosurgical CyberKnife® procedures.

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UroNav: A Powerful New Technology Improves Prostate Cancer Detection

Urologists affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital now offer high-tech prostate imaging using the next-generation UroNav fusion biopsy system, ensuring that men with suspicious prostate findings benefit from more targeted and accurate biopsies and the possibility of earlier diagnosis and treatment.

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Scalp Cooling for Alopecia Prevention (SCALP)

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is one of six sites in the United States where physician researchers are investigating the safety and efficacy of the Paxman Orbis Hair Loss Prevention System in reducing chemotherapy induced alopecia in women with breast cancer who are undergoing neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy.

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Ongoing Clinical Trials

A selection of ongoing prostate, breast and lung cancer clinical trials.

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Evidenced-Based Yoga Interventions for Patients with Cancer

Introducing patients with cancer to the practice of yoga can help them cope with the side effects of treatment and the psychological effects of the disease.

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Cancer Through the Eyes of a Child

With three published children’s books to her name, author Shelita Anderson, RN, OCN, is tackling the subject of cancer in a new children’s book called Mommy, cancer, and Me.

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Profiles in Caring

Cherryl Lourdes D. Resilla and Michelle Cagaoan are both Oncology Certified Nurses who work in the Infusion Suite at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Excellence in Cancer Care

All eight Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers are accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.

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Project Mammogram Provides Breast Services to Underserved Women in Northeast Houston

Women who are uninsured or have high deductibles, and live in zip codes served by Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, may qualify for free breast services provided through Project Mammogram.

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Lung Cancer Screening Offered at Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers

For patients at high risk of developing lung cancer, six Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers now offer low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), an effective screening tool.

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Community Outreach

A recap of Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers' most recent community outreach efforts.

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Experts on the Podium

More than 190 physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers, social workers, psychologists and other healthcare professionals attended the 1st MD Anderson Cancer Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann Cancer Rehabilitation Symposium.

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Memorial Hermann Welcomes New Team Members

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By The Numbers

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