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Year in review


Methodist Sugar Land Hospital ‌ leading cancer care in the Fort Bend community.

Methodist sugar Land hospital expanded the oncology robotics program in 2012 with an upgrade to the da VinciÂŽ si surgical robotics system. The robot is used for urology, gynecology/oncology, general surgery and colon and rectal procedures.

a MeSSage FrOM THe ceO The Oncology Program at Methodist sugar Land

hospital was established to provide cancer patients and their families with top-quality care closer to home. We know that a diagnosis of cancer is far reaching,

impacting family, friends and coworkers — perhaps an

entire community. We believe that adding convenience to state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care results in even greater patient outcomes.

Our Oncology Program is comprised of a dedicated and impressive team of physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and administrative staff that care for our patients from diagnosis and treatment through survivorship.

This team approach ensures that all available treatment options are utilized and that the patient’s overall health is being addressed. daily, our team

strives to provide the highest quality patient care and patient experience in Fort Bend County.

Program highlights:

• Multidisciplinary Cancer Committee chaired by dr. Charles Conlon • Weekly Cancer Conferences

• Comprehensive imaging, Pathology and diagnostic services • Onsite Outpatient infusion Center • Breast Care navigation Program

• Full service radiation Oncology department • robotics surgical Program

• numerous educational, support group and Outreach services I am grateful for the dedication of all the physicians and staff involved in our Oncology Program. They continue to devote their time and effort to

accomplish the mission of Methodist sugar Land hospital, which is to

provide high quality, cost-effective health care for the comfort of our patients while delivering the best value to the community in a spiritual environment of caring.

This year’s annual report highlights some of our 2012 accomplishments and shows how we combine compassion, clinical expertise and the latest

technology to provide personalized care for every patient we have the privilege to serve.

Chris siebenaler Chief Executive Officer 1


COMMITTEE MEMbERS Teddi Alvey, RN Nursing Sharene Arocha, RHIA Health Information Management

Ognjen Kosarac, M.D. Pathology

Stephen W. Phillips, M.D. Radiology

Marcia Barham Physician Liaison Bill Bross/ Craig Butler Spiritual Care Andrea Dalcour-Cotton, RN Nursing

Charles L. Conlon, M.D. Chairperson Hematology/Oncology

Ann Daniel, RN Nursing Ali Mahmood, M.D. Colon & Rectal Surgery

Nadeem Qurashi, M.D. Hematology/Oncology

Kathleen Dunlap, CTR Tumor Registry Nichelle Everett, R. Ph. Pharmacy Joy Fey, RN Nursing

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam, M.D. Liaison Colon & Rectal Surgery

Jonathan A. Mathy, M.D. Plastic Surgery

Clive I. Shkedy, M.D. Radiation Therapy

Frances Goerlich, BSRTT Cancer Center Kimberly Keefer Social Worker Diane McGraw, RN Quality Huong Nguyen, RN Nursing

John R. Boon, M.D. Urology

Robert S. Malone, M.D. Radiology

Sandra Templeton, M.D. Breast Surgery

Melody Pakeltis, RN Infusion Center Amy Saenz Physician Liaison Sally Shen, RN Nursing Maria Socci, RN Breast Care Navigator

Jorge Darcourt, M.D. Hematology/Oncology

Seema S. Mullick, M.D. Pathology

William S. Velasquez, M.D. Hematology/Oncology

Leena Taneja Physician Relations and Marketing Kathleen Thoede Speech Pathology Naresh Tolani Radiation Physicist Pauline Zinn, RN Nursing

Kelly S. Dempsey, M.D. Breast Surgery

Timothy Oppermann, M.D. General Surgery

Alexander Wong, M.D. Hematology/Oncology Not pictured: Bisong Haupt, M.D. Pathology


Janett Pickens American Cancer Society Tommy Thompson CanCare

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The multidisciplinary Cancer Committee is the policy-making body for the cancer program. dr. Charles Conlon chairs the committee which meets

quarterly to develop and evaluate the annual goals and objectives for the clinical and programmatic activities related to cancer. in addition, the

committee ensures an active support system is in place for our patients,

families and staff. It is also the responsibility of the Cancer Committee to

monitor quality management and improvements through well-developed and proven methodologies that correlate to improved patient outcomes and more

effective programmatic processes. Lastly, the Cancer Committee reinforces the facility’s commitment to education and clinical research as well as a

multidisciplinary approach to treatment. The committee is comprised of

board-certified physicians representing surgery, medical oncology, radiation

oncology, diagnostic radiology and pathology. non-physician membership of

the committee includes administration, clinical staff, social work, cancer

registry, quality improvement, dietary, pharmacy, rehabilitation and pastoral care. representatives from the american Cancer society and CanCare also have an active role on the committee. CANCER CONfERENCES

Methodist sugar Land hospital hosts cancer conferences regularly for

physicians and staff to share knowledge and ideas, determine treatment plans and improve patient outcomes. Physicians from various disciplines present

recent clinical cases and discuss options for radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery. in addition, radiation oncology patients are discussed with medical staff of all radiation therapy departments across The Methodist hospital system to provide opportunity for peer review.

The general and hematology Conferences are each held monthly at noon

while the Breast Cancer Conferences are held weekly at 7:30 a.m. The general Cancer Conference is facilitated by dr. Clive shkedy, radiation oncologist and medical director of the Cancer Center. The hematology and Breast Cancer

Conferences are facilitated by dr. Charles Conlon, hematologist/oncologist

and chair of the Cancer Committee. all cancer conferences are coordinated by Maria socci, rn. The physician attendees are specialists in pathology,

radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery and plastic and

reconstructive surgery. All cancer conferences are well attended and offer attending physicians a Category 1 CMe credit.

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• Conventional Radiation Therapy – This involves directing a focused beam of radiation from outside the body directly to the cancerous internal organ and/or tissue.

• High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy – This technique allows for shorter treatment time and less radiation exposure to healthy tissue by placing a

temporary radioactive source in or near the area to be treated. This ensures that large doses of radiation are delivered in short periods of time — five

days versus the traditional six weeks — to cancerous tissue while minimizing Clive L. Shkedy, M.D., radiation oncologist and medical director of the Cancer Center

exposure to healthy tissue. Primary areas treated are breast and gynecological malignancies. We are one of only two hdr units in Fort Bend County.

• Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) – The Methodist hospital pioneered this technology, which delivers precise multi-beams of radiation to


advanced cancer treatment options are offered through our radiation oncology department, located in our Cancer Center which features state-of-the-art equipment and therapies based on clinical experience, as well as scientific investigation. Methodist sugar Land Cancer Center therapists and medical dosimetrists hold the most recent certifications and licenses. They are well trained to use the technology to its maximum potential.


better preserve healthy tissues surrounding cancerous cells. armed with 25

years of research on how cancers spread, doctors are using sophisticated computer programs to deliver IMRT more effectively than ever. SURGERY

Physicians and patients have access to some of the most innovative technology and techniques in surgery today, such as:

• da Vinci® Si Surgical Robotics System, a robotic surgical tool that enables surgery with less pain and scarring, diminished blood loss, a shorter hospital stay and reduced recovery period for a quicker return to daily activities.

• Active Electrode Monitoring Instrumentation, an advanced monitoring system that shields patients from electrosurgical burns. Methodist sugar

Land Hospital set the standard by being the first to bring this type of technology to Fort Bend County.

• StealthStation® Neuronavigation allows surgeons to visualize the patient’s anatomy in 3d prior to and during cranial surgery while also seeing the exact location of their surgical instrumentation. • Breast Surgery with immediate reconstruction. CHEMOTHERAPY / bLOOD TRANSfUSIONS

The Outpatient infusion Therapy Center is a new service for Methodist sugar Land hospital cancer patients. The center serves patients requiring

outpatient chemotherapy or blood transfusions. inpatients requiring these

services are cared for on the oncology unit, 4 east. nurses in both areas are certified in chemotherapy administration.

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Fort Bend Junior Service League members who are the faces of our women’s health campaign.

OVerVieW OF BreaST cenTer The Breast Center at Methodist Sugar Land offers state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care. The Breast Center is committed to maintaining the very latest diagnostic technology and skilled staff, offering a timely and accurate diagnosis by our board-certified breast radiologists.

in 2012, the Breast Center expanded, once again, to meet the needs of the patients.


• digital Mammography

• stereotactic Breast Biopsy

• Breast Mri

• ductography

• ultrasound-guided Biopsy

• Molecular Breast imaging

• diagnostic ultrasound • Mri-guided Biopsy

• Fine needle aspiration

• Bone densitometry

as part of the expansion, a fourth mammography unit was added to assure timely appointments. Molecular Breast imaging (MBi) technology, was also

added to the Breast Center. MBi is a new screening method for breast cancer which may identify tumors in dense breast tissue that often are not visible with mammography.




The Breast Center is staffed by a dedicated group of breast radiologists who are board-certified in diagnostic radiology and fellowship-trained in breast imaging and intervention. The radiologists personally visit with every

patient that has a diagnostic study or procedure, sharing findings from the exam in real time.

Breast Care navigation, a new service added this year, is available to breast cancer patients. The breast care navigator is a resource expert who helps

guide breast cancer patients through the emotional and complex journey from diagnosis through survivorship. The breast care navigator is a

registered nurse with specialty training in oncology and is available to assist patients with appointments, coordination of care, resources and referrals.

We have diagnosed more than 100 patients with breast cancer this year. The breast care navigator may be reached at 281-276-8989. The Breast Center is open for patient care Monday through saturday.


OncOlOgy PrOgraM / cancer regiSTry The Oncology Program works diligently to maintain the hospital’s cancer registry of its program components. The cancer registry is an important part of the Oncology Program and functions in accordance with the Commission on Cancer guidelines.

The cancer registry data system, electronic registry system, is designed for the collection, management, analysis and follow-up of information about Methodist sugar Land hospital cancer patients. all malignant tumors,

benign, brain and central nervous system tumors and some borderline

malignancies are reviewed for reporting in accordance with the Texas health and safety Code. The information is gathered in a universally recognized

format which is then reported to the Texas Cancer registry. The Texas Cancer registry (TCr) is a statewide population-based registry that serves as the

foundation for measuring the Texas cancer burden, comprehensive cancer control efforts, health disparities, progress in prevention, diagnosis,

treatment, and survivorship, as well as supporting a wide variety of cancerrelated research. The TCr is the fourth largest cancer registry in the united

states, and currently meets the national Program Cancer registries, Centers for disease Control and Prevention high quality data standards and is gold Certified by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. The ultimate goal and purpose of the TCr is to collect, maintain and

disseminate the highest quality cancer data that will contribute towards

cancer prevention and control, improving diagnoses, treatment, survival and quality of life for all cancer patients.

The Oncology Program consists of the oncology program coordinator, Priya Dabhi, and certified tumor registrars, Kathy Dunlap and Roshan Engineer. administratively and programmatically, the department is supported by

sharene arocha, director of health information management; Maria socci,

manager of the Breast Care Center and breast cancer navigator; and Frances goerlich, director of the Cancer Center.


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Total number of patients in the registry Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2011 Total number of patients alive Total number of patients expired Total cases actively followed

2,798 2,528 270 688


Breast Bronchus & Lung Prostate Gland Colon Corpus Uteri Blood & Bone Marrow Kidney/Renal Pelvis Lymph Nodes Meninges Urinary Bladder Brain Rectum Ovary Unknown Primary Pancreas Stomach Liver/Bile Ducts Other Endocrine Glands Thyroid Gland Cervix Uteri Esophagus Vulva Skin Retroperitoneum & Peritoneum Small Intestine Gallbladder Rectosigmoid Junction Thymus Anus & Anal Canal Larynx Other Biliary Tract Other Oral Cavity Other Parts of the Tongue Testis Base of Tongue Bone Joints & Other Unsp Sites Heart/Mediastinum Hypopharynx Nasopharynx Oral Pharynx Other & Unsp Urinary Organs Other Female Genital Organs Other Ill Defined Sites Other Nervous System Other Salivary Glands Penis Placenta Tonsil Total All Sites

TOTAL 230 107 95 90 54 50 39 32 28 24 23 23 20 19 17 16 15 14 14 11 11 7 6 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 988

CLASS OF CASE ANALYTIC NON-ANALYTIC 187 43 68 39 62 33 62 28 52 2 22 28 36 3 18 14 26 2 21 3 17 6 16 7 13 7 14 5 9 8 10 6 10 5 9 5 12 2 6 5 7 4 4 3 6 0 4 0 4 0 3 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 714 274

GENDER MALE FEMALE 0 230 52 55 95 0 55 35 0 54 24 26 24 15 17 15 12 16 17 7 13 10 13 10 0 20 8 11 6 11 8 8 13 2 5 9 5 9 0 11 8 3 0 7 5 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 2 1 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 406 582








• Bronchus & Lung • Prostate • Colon

• Corpus uteri


cOMPaSSiOn and SuPPOrT understanding that cancer care extends beyond patients’ physical needs, we offer a number of programs designed to support cancer patients, families

and caregivers.


Our Breast Cancer, Caregiver, grief and Cancer support groups provide

information, services and support for patients, family members, caregivers and those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Facilitated by the staff of the department of spiritual Care, these groups are open to individuals of all faiths and beliefs, and offer patients, family members and friends the

opportunity to meet others, find support and share experiences. For more

information, please contact the department of spiritual Care at 281-274-7164. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RESOURCE CENTER

Methodist sugar Land hospital serves as an american Cancer society resource Center to facilitate dynamic education and support programs. Patients

have access to the latest information about cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Patients can also access an array of support services offered by the American

Cancer society, such as transportation to their treatments. For more information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit “LOOk GOOD fEEL bETTER®”

We are a proud host of “Look Good Feel Better,” a free program offered in

partnership with the american Cancer society that teaches beauty techniques to women actively undergoing cancer treatment. This program aims to help these patients combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation, chemotherapy and surgery, and begin to recover both physically and

emotionally. For more information, please call 281-242-Cure (2873) or the american Cancer society at 1-800-227-2345. CANCARE

Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Center is affiliated with CanCare, a volunteer

outreach program. CanCare volunteers are cancer survivors who devote their

time to offering cancer patients emotional support, understanding and insight. For more information on CanCare, call 713-461-0028 or 888-461-0028. NATIONAL CANCER SURvIvORS DAY CELEbRATION

every June, Methodist sugar Land hospital celebrates national Cancer

survivors day®, which is an annual, worldwide celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities throughout the united states, Canada and other

participating countries. Cancer survivors unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive. 8

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leading cancer care RESEARCH

experience counts within The Methodist hospital system, where the

department of radiation Oncology has produced more than 200 abstracts, manuscripts, book chapters and presentations. areas of research interest

include image guidance, interactions of gene therapy agents and radiation, timed delivery for gene therapy agents, adaptive radiation therapy, 4d

radiation, algorithms for organ motion, and further development of novel approaches to treatment planning. CLINICAL TRIALS

as a leading provider of cancer care in southeast Texas, The Methodist hospital system is changing patients’ lives — and the course of medicine worldwide. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital offers patients access to innovative research

protocols and the newest treatment technologies that are improving outcomes for all types of cancers. Patients at Methodist sugar Land hospital have the








unique opportunity to participate in clinical trials through The Methodist

hospital research institute that involve medications as well as cell and gene therapy often unavailable outside of research settings. To reach our clinical coordinator, please call 713-441-3250.




BY THE CLINICAL RESEARCH FORUM for clinical research accomplishments



Pretty in Pink – Town Square, October 19, 2012 • 2,500+ attendees

• $110,000 raised for Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Fund to benefit local patients with all types of cancer

• importance of early detection and comprehensive care at MsLh emphasized • event aired live on Fox Channel 26 and included an interview with gail Parker, key note speaker and breast cancer survivor

• Cat Walk on City Walk (Fashion Show) benefited Pretty in Pink Sugar Plum Market, November 1–3, 2012 • 154 mammograms scheduled

• 4,000+ attendees reached with educational material regarding importance of early detection

Fort Bend Junior Service League

• League members are the faces of our Women’s health Campaign and assist

Methodist sugar Land hospital in spreading the importance of early detection and mammography

• Presentation at October member meeting regarding Pretty in Pink, molecular breast imaging and the importance of early detection

Community Speaking Events & Presentations • grand Parkway Baptist Church

• Ft. Bend Professional Women’s group • sWaPen Women’s group

• aBWa – american Business Women’s association • Ft. Bend County employees

• riverbend Country Club Women’s group • sW Christian Women’s group Community Sponsorships

• Pink Ladies golf Tournament • relay for Life®

• race for the Cure® Marketing

• Support Group flyer

• employee newsletter: Pretty in Pink, Molecular Breast imaging

• Local magazines and newspaper ads throughout the year: Pretty in Pink, MBi, mammography, breast care navigator

• MBI flyer for physicians and staff • Breast Cancer Navigator flyer


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Survivors Offering Support at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

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Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) IMRT has been called the most significant breakthrough in radiation treatment. This therapy, used for the first time in the world by The Methodist Hospital in 1994, allows doctors to aim higher doses of radiation directly at cancerous tumors than traditional methods have allowed, thus preserving more of the surrounding healthy tissue. Because of the precision of IMRT, it is used to treat difficult-to-reach tumors such as those in the spine, head, neck, prostate and brain.

High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy This technique allows for shorter treatment time and less radiation exposure to healthy tissue by placing a temporary radioactive source in or near the area to be treated. this ensures that large doses of radiation are delivered in short periods of time — five days versus the traditional six weeks — to cancerous tissue while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue. primary areas treated are breast and gynecological malignancies.

Please join Survivors Offering Support at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Main Pavilion conference rooms BC Thursday, January 20 Thursday, February 24

Thursday, July 21 Thursday, August 25

Thursday, March 17 Thursday, April 21 Thursday, May 26

Thursday, September 15 Thursday, October 20 Tuesday, November 15

Thursday, June 16

Thursday, December 15

is the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women.

usually does not present symptoms in its earliest stages.

Presented by

FACT: Early screenings

can translate into saved lives.

Kelly Dempsey, M.D. and Sandra Templeton, M.D. Dr. Gregory Shannon, Dr. Ali Mahmood and Dr. Nitesh Vachhani

Join Dr. Gregory Shannon, Gastroenterologist, Dr. Ali Mahmood, Colon and Rectal Surgeon and Dr. Nitesh Vachhani, Gastroenterologist for a

FREE SEMINAR ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER. Attendees will receive a FREE colorectal screening kit to take home. Thursday, March 29 • 6:30 p.m. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital - Conference Center

To register: call 281-274-7500 or email


Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Center is affiliated with CanCare, a volunteer outreach program. CanCare volunteers are cancer survivors who devote their time to offering cancer patients emotional support, understanding and insight. For more information on CanCare, call 713-461-0028 or 888-461-0028.

Survivors Offering Support at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Many women with breast cancer have found caring, support, and information in an environment of fellow survivors. Breast cancer patients need to find others who have had a similar experience, and our support group helps to fill this unique need to meet and talk with other survivors. The group is led by a trained facilitator who uses the curriculum “Navigating Life’s Road Map After Breast Cancer” from the organization Reconstruction of a Survivor.

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is difficult. Cancer Center

A Celebration of Life

Some of the session topics include: • It’s okay to cry • 2-1= I’m still a Cancer 10! Methodist Sugar Land Center welcomes all • Joy is around the corner • I will forgive • I can’t get out of bed to work, local what docancer I do? survivors, • How can I function when I feel overwhelmed?leaders, caregivers, community


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Cancer Survivor’s Day.

L Esurvivors ADING M E D I Cwith I N E ®a Please join us as we honor the living Spine Center

history of cancer in America today.


“National Cancer Survivor’s Day is a great opportunity

METHODIST SUGAR LAND BREAST CENTER for cancer survivors, caregivers, friends, and family to

Breast Surgery   Chemotherapy


October 19, 2012 6-9 p.m. Sugar Land Town Square

Light up Town Square Pink at sundown to honor all cancer survivors. Pretty in Pink – Town Square is a charity event for the entire family.

physicians and anyone passionate about the cause to

Cancer Center

in partnership with Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the Fort Bend Junior Service League

Pick up your FREE screening kit!

Admiring the Survivors

please call 281-242-CURE (2873).

Join us for

Pretty in Pink Town Square

FACT: Colorectal cancer

For more information, call 281-274-7164 or e-mail

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e at 281–274–7164

Conventional Radiation Therapy this technique directs a focused beam of radiation from outside the body directly to the cancerous internal organ and/or tissue. external beam radiation may be used in conjunction with surgery and chemotherapy and is most commonly prescribed for breast and abdominal areas.


T: Colorectal cancer FAC

come together and affirm the possibility of a quality of Now Offering Molecular Breast Imaging life after a diagnosis of cancer.”

100% of the proceeds from Pretty in Pink will stay within our community to assist patients with the personal costs associated with fighting cancer.

Keynote Speaker: Gail Parker, Breast Cancer Survivor Live Music by Radio London Band Pink Fire Truck Magician Moonwalk Face Painting Balloon Artist

To Donate

Go to and click “Pretty in Pink _Town Square”

Thank You to Our Sponsors Kelly Dempsey, M.D. & Sandra Templeton, M.D. Texas Spine and Neurosurgery TNT Dynamite Sugar Land Vein Specialists Pierre Chevray, M.D., Ph.D. Consolidated Home Health Houston Radiology Associated Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas Renew Laser and Skin EmergiGroup Greater Houston Anesthesiology Jorge Darcourt, M.D. Brain and Spine Clinic, PA Colorectal Surgical Associates Richmond Gastroenterology Associates Sugar Land Colon and Rectal Clinic Houston Heart Associates Sweetwater Angiography Center Telfair by Newland Communities Stephen Phillips, M.D. Advance Oncology Charles Conlon, M.D. Clive Shkedy, M.D. Paresh Jadav, M.D. Randy & Gail Parker Sugar Land OB/GYN Sugar Land Oncology Sugar Land Pulmonary Associates Uttam Tripathy, M.D. & Imran Mohiuddin, M.D. Turner Construction Company

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Don’t face breast cancer alone!




We help women at any stage of diagnosis and treatment understand that breast cancer affects them both emotionally and spiritually, not just physically. Our mission is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.

innovation. expertise.

Clive Shkedy, M.D., Radiation Oncologist

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National Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration and Luncheon Patients with dense breasts or implants that may be technically difficult to evaluate with Friday, June 1, 2012 • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. mammography and ultrasonography Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Patients for whom MRI is needed but contraindicated (such as in patients with pacemakers) Conference Center Patients at high risk for malignancy or for the evaluation of a suspected recurrence


The path to survival shouldn't be. A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and make you feel lost. Our Breast Care Navigator, Maria Socci, RN, will guide you through the challenges of breast cancer so you can focus more on healing. Maria will be there to explain your options, schedule expedited appointments, coordinate second opinions and provide emotional support and guidance throughout your journey to survivorship.

An alternative for patients that meet MRI screening criteria (BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations) For initial staging of patients recently diagnosed with breast cancer

 For more information, please call Maria at 281-276-8989 or email  To schedule a mammogram at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital call 281-242-PINK (7465).

Please note: The Breast Radiologist must have the patient’s prior mammogram films, from within the last six months, BEFORE performing the exam

Breast Center

OncOlOgy ServiceS

RSVP by May 29th to Frances Goerlich 281-274-7930 or

Assessing response to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy

The path to survival can be difficult—but it does not have to be. Maria, your Breast Care Navigator, will be there for you every step of the way.

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Patients who have had a breast cyst aspiration or biopsy must wait at least six weeks to have MBI Patients with known breast cancer may have MBI at any time

Please call 281-242-PINK (7465) to schedule MBI. To request breast imaging referral forms, maps or brochures, please call 281-276-8541 or email

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• screening & seminar, March 29, 2012 • 85 attendees

• Topic: importance of colonoscopy and what to do if cancer is diagnosed

• article in Leading Medicine newsletter

• ads for seminar highlighting importance of early detection • Community seminars & screenings • Contract Land Staff

• Christ united Methodist Church PROSTATE

• screening, september 17–18, 2012 • 89 men screened

• Press release in magazines and newspapers • Community seminars & screenings GENERAL

• Cancer survivors day Celebration & Luncheon • Outlying counties physician visits • Website updates

• Outreach through social media • Community seminars

• skin Cancer awareness

• Christ united Methodist Church

• general Cancer nutrition and promotion of cancer services • sugar Land First united Methodist Church


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for more information about Oncology Services offered at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital: Methodist Sugar land Hospital 281-274-7000 Scheduling 281-274-7170 cancer registry 281-274-8038/281-274-8019 radiation Therapy 281-242-cure (2873) infusion center 281-276-8201 Breast center 281-242- PinK (7465) Breast care navigator 281-276-8989 Sweetwater Boulevard Connect with us:


at Methodist, we recognize that today’s best will not be good enough for tomorrow. Our physicians, researchers and staff are pressing ahead toward a greater and grander vision, one that helps shape the future of medicine. as a world-class academic medical center, Methodist brings together the best of patient care, research, and education and is consistently recognized as a topranked health care provider — year after year, Methodist is Leading Medicine.

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Oncology Report  

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