What you need to know about cancer and the new coronavirus outbreak

From the American Cancer Society: The CDC does not have specific recommendations on masks for people who have or have had cancer and their caregivers. But for many people being treated for cancer, especially with treatments like chemotherapy or stem cell (bone marrow) transplants that can weaken the immune system, doctors often recommend patients wear … Read more

Cancer screenings down due to coronavirus, doctors warn of cancer spike

From Click 2 Houston: Both mammogram and cervical cancer screenings have declined since COVID-19 started in part because they fell under elective procedures that were temporarily canceled during stay-home orders across Texas. Since restrictions for elective procedures have been lifted, doctors say they’re surprised they haven’t seen people coming back to get those exams done. … Read more

Houston food writer Cleverly Stone dies of cancer

From Houston Food Finder: Longtime Houston food journalist, radio host, television personality and founder of Houston Restaurant Weeks Cleverley Stone has passed away after several months battling uterine cancer. Stone publicly announced her diagnosis to her television audience on Fox 26 on October 18, 2019, her 68th birthday, and encouraged women to pay attention to … Read more

You are social distancing for me

From Women’s Health: My name is Rachel Bradbury and I’m a wife, mother of three, and volunteer worker living in Houston, Texas. Four years ago, at the age of 41, I went in for my second routine mammogram and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer and ovarian cancer. I had a BRCA gene mutation passed … Read more