Read more about how mammogram screenings and breast care services at our breast care locations have helped in the preventive care and treatment of our patients.

  • Cancer survivor, Deanna Owens smiles with her husband on a dinner date.

    Annual Mammogram and Award-Winning Care: A Healthy Combination

    May 16, 2024

    Deanna Owens has believed in the importance of regular medical care for her entire life. The 83-year-old says she probably hasn’t missed an annual mammogram since she began yearly screening many decades ago.

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  • Evelyn Hidalgo

    Evelyn Hidalgo Benefits from Multidisciplinary, Integrated Breast Cancer Treatment

    July 24, 2023

    One night in February 2022, Evelyn Hidalgo was awakened by a sharp pain in her left breast. “I did a breast self-exam and felt a little bump near the nipple,” she says. “I promised myself I would call my gynecologist in the morning.”

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  • Dana Cherry

    Beating the Odds

    October 31, 2022

    Dana Cherry always knew there was a good chance she would get breast cancer. When she was 25, she discovered that she had a gene mutation associated with a 50% chance of developing breast cancer by age 70.

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  • Patient with doctor

    Breast Cancer Patient and Daughter Treated by Same Physician Two Years Apart

    October 5, 2022

    “I thought cancer skipped a generation.” These are the words Vernita Eddins spoke when she received her breast cancer diagnosis.

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  • Billy Mayo

    Male Breast Cancer: One Survivor Is Sharing His Experience in the Hopes That More Men Will Get Checked

    October 3, 2022

    Breast cancer was never far from Billy Mayo’s mind. In 2018, his wife, Teresa, underwent treatment for breast cancer; the same disease killed her mother two decades earlier. But while he worried about the disease regularly, he never worried about getting it himself.

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  • Cancer Survivor Peggy Setliff

    Peggy’s Story: Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia

    September 21, 2021

    In May 2019, Peggy Setliff had her first 3-D mammogram following a 4-year lapse in annual mammograms."My younger sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 54, and my father died of three different forms of cancer," says the 66-year-old, who works at Memorial Hermann-TMC. "I had become lackad...

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  • Andrea Cain

    Early Detection of Tubular Breast Carcinoma Saves Andrea Cain’s Life

    May 3, 2019

    Women who get routine mammograms know the drill: Before the exam, you’re typically asked if you have experienced any changes in your breasts—including pain or changes in appearance—since your last mammogram. Those questions prompted 55-year-old Middle School Principal Andrea Deneé Cain to recall ...

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  • Read about Breast Cancer Survivor Skips Chemotherapy

    Breast Cancer Survivor Skips Chemotherapy

    November 5, 2018

    Sonya Lira has a strong family history of multiple cancers, but when she was tested for genetic mutations that might be linked to her breast cancer, there were none. “We did comprehensive genetic testing involving a complete gene sequencing of her DNA, testing for all known mutations,&rdquo...

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  • Angel Marie Fields

    Surviving Breast Cancer at a Young Age Angel Marie Fields Moves on to Help Others

    July 17, 2018

    Angel Marie Fields was out with friends when she noticed that her chest felt tight and heavy. She felt a lump but did not give it much attention. After all, she was only 26. When she checked it again later, it felt like one big lump. She made an appointment with her ob-gyn, Hany Ahmed, MD, w...

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  • Leigh Rozell

    On Making the Breast Cancer Treatment Decision: A Personal Story

    July 19, 2017

    Leigh Rozelle found the lump purely by accident, just three days before Christmas. As she crossed her arms, she felt a golf ball-size knot on the outer side of her left breast. My family practitioner was able to squeeze me into her schedule the very next day,” says Rozelle, who is 38. “When she e...

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