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Texas Oncology Reminds Women 'You're the Best, Get the Tests'

Mother's Day Screening Campaign Promotes Cancer Screenings and Early


DALLAS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of Texas Oncology this Mother's Day, give your mom -- or a woman you care about -- the gift that will last: good health. Texas Oncology makes it simple, with light-hearted, personalized e-postcards to remind moms of all ages that simple cancer screenings once a year are an easy and essential way to stay healthy.

The Mother's Day Screening Campaign is part of a program launched by Texas Oncology to raise awareness and increase cancer screenings across the state in an effort to fight against cancer. Early detection of cancer is key to winning that fight, and regular screenings can lead to early detection when treatments can be most effective.

To send an e-postcard and remind a woman about the importance of cancer screenings, visit You can select from two options and customize your choice to fit the woman you care about. Remind women you know to schedule a mammogram and other important cancer screenings that can save lives.

"Mother's Day is the perfect time to show your love for your mom and provide a gentle and necessary reminder to make scheduling regular cancer screenings a priority," said Dr. Debra Patt of Texas Oncology. "Early detection leads to increased survivorship. So why not encourage all the women you care about to get screened? The e-postcard makes it easy to send this important message."

While awareness of breast cancer has improved, it is still the second-deadliest cancer among American women today. In fact, in Texas, more than 12,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Early detection remains the single most effective way to combat the disease with annual mammograms suggested for women once they reach age 40. When detected early before it spreads, women have a 98-percent survival rate after five years.

In Texas alone, nearly 1,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year. When detected early, women have a 92-percent survival rate for cervical cancer after five years. Because the early physical changes related to cervical cancer may not come with warning signs, it is critical for women of all ages to be screened regularly through a simple Pap test.

Although the number of deaths from both breast cancer and cervical cancer have declined dramatically in recent years, this decline is believed to be the result of earlier detections through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.

For more information about cancer screening facts, breast cancer, and cervical cancer, visit

About Texas Oncology

Texas Oncology delivers high quality cancer care with leading-edge technology and the most advanced treatment options available today to help patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More Victories." in their fight against cancer, right in their own communities. With more than 270 physicians and 90 total sites of service, Texas Oncology, a pioneer in community-based cancer care, is the largest independent oncology practice nationwide and provides care to more Texans with cancer than any other cancer care provider. In 2007, Texas Oncology treated more than 27,000 of the 95,310 patients diagnosed with cancer in Texas.

Texas Oncology patients are treated with today's most advanced, effective technologies, therapies, and treatments. Texas Oncology patients have the opportunity to take part in some of the most promising clinical trials in the nation for a broad range of cancers. In fact, Texas Oncology has played an integral role in gaining Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for 24 of the latest 30 cancer therapies.

Texas Oncology is a member of the US Oncology network, the nation's largest healthcare services network devoted exclusively to cancer treatment and research. US Oncology is affiliated with more than 1,000 physicians practicing in more than 440 locations, including more than 90 cancer centers and radiation facilities in 39 states.

For more information, visit or call 1-888-864-I CAN (4226).

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