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Texas Oncology Reminds Women 'You're the Best, Get the Tests'
Date:5/5/2008

, 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 http://www.TexasOncology.com/screenings.

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.

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