Careity Celebrity Cutting Event Huge Success

The 20th annual Careity Celebrity Cutting event, produced by the Careity Foundation, underscored the passion and personal touch defining the organization's reputation as the premier nonprofit providing individualized services to cancer patients in north Texas. Watch a video of our cancer patient's participation in this event and read a feature article to learn more about how she benefitted from Careity Foundation's generosity.


Cancer Patient, Survivor, Volunteer, and Beauty Advocate
Named Healthcare Hero 2015

JoLynda Collins, our patient, cancer survivor, tremendous volunteer, and outstanding advocate of being beautiful in the face of cancer has been named a Healthcare Hero 2014 by the Fort Worth Business Press!!! Congratulations!!!  


FREE book: "Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster" to first 20 people

Pick up a free copy of "Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster of Cancer" if you are among the first 20 people at a book signing event on Monday, Dec. 15, from 1 pm to 4 pm, featuring Dr. Niki Barr, our psychotherapist. The event takes place at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders - Central Campus at 800 W. Magnolia in Fort Worth. Ask about free counseling with Dr. Barr for patients of The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, provided through the generosity of the Careity Foundation.

Celebrity Cutting - Free Tickets for The Center Patients and Families

Free tickets available to the Celebrity Cutting for The Center's patients and families, courtesy of the Careity Foundation. Pick up tickets for this fundraiser for cancer patients and other charities at The Center- Fort Worth - Central Campus at 800 W. Magnolia Ave. in Fort Worth. Our patient, Amanda, and Dr. Amy Gunter, a breast cancer surgeon in Weatherford, will compete in same arena with Lyle Lovett, Tanya Tucker, Bob Kingsley, Jay Novacek and more.

November 17, 2014

Dr. Niki Barr Publishes New Book On Tools To Cope With Cancer-related Emotions

Dr. Niki Barr, psychotherapist at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, recently published a new book: Getting Off The Emotional Roller Coaster, offering coping options for the wide range of emotions following a cancer diagnosis and specific tools to use during medical treatment, surviving and beyond. Dr. Barr offers free counseling to patients of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, through the generosity of the Careity Foundation. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, call 817.759.7000. 



October 28, 2014


Dr. Robyn Young Shares About Her Father's Cancer & Breast Cancer Prevention, Treatment

Dr. Robyn Young, a cancer specialist dedicated exclusively to breast cancer, shares her personal experience with her father's cancer and talks about breast cancer prevention and treatment in a recent article. Dr. Young cares for patients at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in Fort Worth and in Weatherford


 October 25, 2014


Dr. Lynch Shares Thoughts On Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer 

Dr. Siobhan Lynch, a cancer specialist with The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in Arlington, shares her thoughts in an article, "Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer," in the Star-Telegram. Here is an excerpt:

We have a tradition in our office on a patient’s last day of chemotherapy.

It starts with a song, “We heard it was your last day of chemo…” Then nurses and staff gather to present signed T-shirts, cards and mementos. There is clapping, hugging and picture-taking, sometimes a few tears.

It’s our version of having all the waiters at a restaurant embarrass you with a rendition of Happy Birthday.

And it is a birthday of sorts, marking the rite of passage from breast cancer patient to breast cancer survivor, of a return to normal life.

I wonder sometimes how this ritual must appear to my patients with stage 4, or metastatic, breast cancer. These are women whose cancer has spread from their breast to other organs of their body and in almost all cases is incurable. Read more here


September 4, 2014

Welcome Dr. A. Seyi Ojo, New Breast Cancer Surgeon
The Center Now Offers Only Fellowship-trained Breast Surgeon in Arlington

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Seyi Ojo to The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in Arlington. Dr. Ojo's practice is exclusively dedicated to breast cancer surgery. We are proud to announce her status as the only fellowship-trained breast surgeon in Arlington. 

“The breast cancer journey can be a very challenging one. It is important that my patients know that I will be an advocate and a compassionate surgeon who will walk that difficult journey with them,” says Dr. Ojo. 

Dr. Ojo has completed intensive education in breast cancer surgery. She completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University in New York, New York. In addition, she completed an internship and residency training at Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Ojo earned her medical degree at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. 

Our new breast cancer surgeon joins Dr. Siobhan Lynch, a cancer specialist with a focus on breast cancer, and Dr. DeEtte Vasques, a gynecologic cancer specialist, in bringing the finest women's cancer treatment to The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Arlington. Learn more about Dr. Ojo or make an appointment with her using our online scheduling service or by calling 817.759.7000. 


August 18, 2014

Dr. Henry Xiong Chosen for Prestigious National Cancer Committee

National news! Dr. Henry Xiong, our colorectal cancer expert, has been chosen for the prestigious national committee on gastrointestinal education through the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  He will supervise research and education content for the national meeting and other gastrointestinal meetings during his three-year term. This is the leading organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. With nearly 35,000 members, ASCO is committed to improving cancer care through scientific meetings, educational programs, and peer-reviewed journals. 

"This honor reflects the esteem other cancer specialists hold for Dr. Xiong on a national basis," said Dr. Ray Page, president of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. "He has tremendous experience in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, has published numerous papers and articles on treatment and research, and is considered a thought leader by other cancer specialists. We are very proud to have him on our staff." 

Dr. Xiong has directed the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center of Excellence at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Fort Worth for the past nine years. He provides cancer treatment for patients diagnosed with colon cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, and other cancers of the digestive system. He also offers important ground-breaking medicines to his patients through clinical trials and is heavily involved in cancer research.

Dr. Xiong trained at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and also served as an associate professor at this facility. In this position, he treated patients with gastrointestinal cancers and conducted clinical research.  


July 25, 2014





July 24, 2014

Caring for cancer patients means healing lives in ways beyond medical treatment--like providing info on help with rent, food, and more. This list of local resources may help you in your journey with cancer. 


July 16, 2014

Cancer Survivor Video Series Offers Inspiration and Treatment Coping Tips

Watch a cancer survivor video series for inspiration and ways to cope with the physical and emotional challenges during cancer treatment and beyond. 


July 9, 2014

Dr. Ray Page discusses success with participation in national study on the effectiveness of reducing cancer care costs while maintaining quality of care.

The Center In National News With  Study To Reduce Cancer Care Costs

Dr. Ray Page, President of The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, was interviewed by the Dallas Morning News about our organization's part in a ground-breaking study to lower costs for cancer care. Results of the three-year study, published this week in the latest issue of the Journal of Oncology Practice, showed comprehensive care for about 100 cancer patients at our Fort Worth - Central Campus and for approximately 700 patients in four other cities led to a one-third cut in spending without compromising quality.

"By putting forth quality measures, we got much better at globally managing those patients," Page said. "We were much more attentive to patient side effects, toxicities, and trying to keep them out of the hospital and the emergency room."  

Read the entire article here.  


July 8, 2014

Prevent cancer by staying at a healthy weight. Download a calorie-controlled, 28-day healthy meal plan with a printable shopping list at  


June 24, 2014

Ayesha B. (center), a 41-year-old breast cancer patient and mother of two sons, canceled family vacation plans due to chemo, surgery, and radiation. Our patient navigators, Janie (left) and Lesley, felt even a short get-away would help--they worked out a one-night stay donated by the Great Wolf Lodge.

June 19, 2014

Dr. Niki Barr offers  emotional support tools to cancer patients through psychotherapy (free of charge), her books, and public speaking. She was recently recognized by Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, with an invitation to a selected authors seminar. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Barr at our Fort Worth - Central Campus location by calling 817.759.7000.


June 19, 2014

Geneva Jenkins, a breast cancer patient, longed to ride a 3-wheel motorcycle. Terry Purdom, a multiple myeloma patient, surprised her with a ride around downtown Fort Worth, courtesy of his employer, Fort Worth Harley Davidson. Taking care of one another!

June 17, 2014

Dr. Siobhan Lynch, cancer specialist at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in Arlington, recently wrote,  "Cancer Symptoms Women Might Miss," for Baylor Scott & White's website. The article provides helpful tips explaining how little things migh help you detect cancer early, when it is treated most successfully. If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Lynch, call 817.759.7000 or use our online appointment scheduling service.


 June 12, 2014


Dr. Vinaya Potluri (second from left), a cancer specialist with The Center in Burleson and at Fort Worth - Southwest, enjoyed a beautiful evening with her daughter, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, and her husband at the celebration opening this weekend of the Hindu Temple of Greater Fort Worth. Dr. Potluri holds board certifications in four different specialities: medical oncology, internal medicine, hematology and palliative care. 


June 9, 2014

Help fight cancer along with the Careity Foundation! We appreciate this organization's ongoing support of our patients in many different ways.


June 2, 2014

Congratulations to Melissa Bagwell (left) and Lori Schroedter for successfully completing the Certified Clinical Research Professional exam - another step forward for our clinical research department. 

Clinical Research Department Advances

Great things are happening with our Clinical Research Department! We are delighted to celebrate with Melissa Bagwell and Lori Schroedter on their successful completion of the Certified Clinical Research Professional exam. Their accomplishment is another step forward on the path of success for our Clinical Research Department. 

In addition, the department recently achieved a new milestone with 800 patients enrolled in clinical trials since the 1998 inception of the program. 

"We give our patients convenient local access to experimental therapies because it reflects the highest standards of care that a cancer center can achieve. Not all cancer centers can accomplish this, particularly community cancer centers. We do this to provide hope, benefit, and a higher level of care for our patients," said Dr. Ray Page, founder of the Clinical Research Department and President of The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.

The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders has offered participation in 171 studies in 16 different tumor types of all stages during the fifteen-year history of the research program. Our cancer patients and cancer specialists have helped develop more than forty experimental drugs. Many have contributed to FDA-approved medications for cancer treatment including Abraxane, Neulasta, Aranesp, Ramucirumab, Everolimus, Kadcyla and others.

To learn more, visit our Clinical Trials page, talk with your cancer specialist, or call our Clinical Research Department at 817.759.7000. 

May 29, 2014

Our breast cancer patients benefit from the Ultimate Healing Kit - helping promote healing in comfort and dignity after surgery. Hope you'll join us at Pink in the Park - a fun and worthwhile event!



May 28, 2014


May 27, 2014

Mind Shift Helps Fight Cancer - Cancer and the Case for Gratitude

Not grateful for cancer, but a gentle mind shift may help fight it. Video at

"Perspective is everything and gratitude is like a shaft of light in a dense forest. It helps us remember the big picture, but it also gives us fortitude of spirit."



May 16, 2014


May 14, 2014

Meet Dr. Sheila Page - Super Mom, Super Physician, and More
Wife of Dr. Ray Page, Pres., The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Article and photos courtesy of Parker County Today magazine


May 14, 2014

Gotta Hat It Designer Hat Auctions Supports Skin Cancer Fight

"Gotta Hat It" celebrity designer hat auction raises money to fight skin cancer and awareness about protecting your skin as summer approaches - check it out at:


May 7, 2014

Colon Cancer Patient Rides With Patriot Guard - Honoring Others

Floyd, a colon cancer patient and rider in the Patriot Guard, is wished well by Dr. Reddy, as he heads out to escort a fallen soldier after his appointment. Now, that's focusing on others - we salute Floyd and the Patriot Guard! 


April 25, 2014

Picture Your Life After Cancer: Photos and Insights On Living Today

Are you enjoying these beautiful spring days? Picture Your Life After Cancer, photos and insights sent in by readers of the NY Times may help you do just that. 

April 18, 2014
Help Our Relay for Life Team Raise Funds To Fight Cancer

Join our staff and patients to raise funds to help fight cancer at American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at LaGrave Field in Fort Worth on Saturday, April 26. Support our fundraising efforts by purchasing raffle tickets to win gift baskets and handmade quilts/blankets. Tickets $1 each/12 for $10, contact Kim at for ticket purchase.


April 17, 2014 Komen's Race for Cure May 10
FREE registration for all patients of The Center

Free registration for any CCBD patient - must email Amanda at to register for our Simply the Breast Team. Help fight breast cancer!


April 15, 2014

Update on I30 construction and exits to The Center Fort Worth -Central Campus: Summit/8th Ave exit from I30 PERMANENTLY closing on Friday, April 18, same for Forest Park exit. Use Rosedale exit to reach 8th Ave., then left on Magnolia to The Center Fort Worth - Central Campus.



April 14, 2014

Help us raise funds to fight breast cancer AND enjoy a great meal!



April 11, 2014

Tips for Parking at Fort Worth - Central Campus

Help for parking at Fort Worth Central Campus - Every day free valet (no tipping allowed) and free garage just a few steps away! Check out map below - do not park in lot behind or beside Paris Coffee Shop - they will have you towed!




April 7, 2014

Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal - Tips To Help!

Cancer patients often lose their appetite because chemotherapy can cause nausea. But it does something else to make food unappetizing – it changes the way things taste. Check out this article to  find ways to enjoy eating and feel better during chemo.  


March 14, 2014


March 13, 2014

Dr. Potluri Gave Me More Than Help, She Gave Me Hope

Charles Burgess, a cancer patient of Dr. Vinaya Potluri at our Burleson office, shares his story of cancer treatment and more in a recent edition of the Burleson Connection newspaper. Read more below: 



March 3, 2014

All offices opening at 10 am today due to difficult weather.  Call our weather hotline at 817.333.0110 for more info. 


Feb. 21, 2014

Dogs trained to help detect ovarian cancer
Another reason dogs are our best friends!

Watch video below to learn more about this fascinating process


Feb. 10, 2014

Arlington Women Cancer Patients  - Be Beautiful Event on Feb. 12

Arlington women cancer patients are invited to learn ways to be beautiful, inside and out this week. Look Good Feel Better class for you and a friend happens this Wed., Feb. 12, from 11 am to 1 pm. More details on event list at


Feb 6, 2014

No Delays or Closings for Our Offices At This Time

No office closings or delays at this time due to cold weather.  Check back for updates or call 817-333-0110 - our bad weather hotline.  


Jan. 29, 2014

Yoga May Help With Cancer Treatment-Related Fatigue

Yoga may help with fatigue after breast cancer treatment - likely other cancer treatment, too. Read more at


Jan. 27, 2014

Terry Purdom, Patient at The Center, To Speak at Lung Cancer HOPE Conference in Southlake


We're proud of our patient, Terry Purdom, sharing his encouraging message at the HOPE Summit this weekend for lung cancer survivors/patients/caregivers/friends, as keynote speaker. Dr. Gus Gonzalez, cancer specialist at our Arlington location, will also speak on advances in lung cancer treatment.  All details for this event at

Jan. 17, 2014

Smoking Results In Colon Cancer, Liver Cancer and More
New Study Shows Worse Consequences Than Ever Before

A new study released today by the office of the Surgeon General shows smoking is more deadly than previously thought including causing colon cancer and liver cancer.  Read more here.  



Jan. 8, 2014

Lung Cancer Survivor Event On Jan. 31 

Dr. Gus Gonzalez

Dr. Gus Gonzalez, our cancer specialist in Arlington, will speak at the Dallas HOPE Summit, a free lung cancer conference hosted by LUNGevity in Southlake on Jan. 31. Hotel & meals included for lung cancer survivors and their caregiver. The Dallas HOPE Summit is about the celebration of survivorship. Please reserve your space & meals by REGISTERING today! **Space is filling up quickly.***. More info at



Jan. 2, 2014

Resolutions Worth Keeping

Welcoming 2014  with a resolution worth keeping! Like us on facebook to receive more messages like this and more news including encouraging tips, upcoming events, breaking news on cancer treatment, and more!


Dec. 29, 2013

Flu season is here! 

Cancer patients should talk with their doctor about getting a flu shot - nobody wants to risk the flu while dealing with a serious illness. Locations for shots here:


Dec. 9, 2013

Evening clinic closed Monday, Dec. 9

All locations open on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Granbury and Weatherford locations opening at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Bad Weather Line For Office Closings

Our evening clinic has been cancelled for Monday, Dec. 9. We offer a bad weather hotline at 817.333.0110 for info on closings and delayed opening times. The first update takes place at approximately 6:15 a.m. 


Nov. 21, 2013

Dr. Robyn Young Discusses New Breast Cancer Drug on Ch. 33

Watch Ch. 33 video of Dr. Robyn Young and Angie Goellner, breast cancer patient, discussing the new cancer drug, Perjeta, and new hopes for success. 
Video link:





Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Dr. Robyn Young On WFAA Television
New Drug Use Approval To Help Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer

Watch video of Dr. Robyn Young as she explains the good news about FDA approval for the use of Perjecta to fight an aggressive form of breast cancer:



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New Hope Elevated E-Newsletter Focuses On Cancer Patients

Several times a year we publish a salute to our cancer patients in a special Hope Elevated newsletter.  In this issue, you'll find a compelling story of hope from a lung cancer patient, info on a new pain management physician, availability of a new counselor to help with emotional issues, photos of our patients and staff participating in cancer-related events, and a list of upcoming activities.  We hope you enjoy it! 


Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Hours for Patients Covered By Traditional Medicare

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
"Meet the Cancer Doctor" Open House in Arlington
9 am to 10:30 am
We hope you'll drop by to meet our cancer specialists in Arlington at our newest location. Dr. Siobhan Lynch, Dr. Gus Gonzalez, and Dr. DeEtte Vasques (gynecologic cancer exclusively) will be on hand to welcome you and answer your questions about cancer or cancer treatment.Arlington doctors

We're also hosting the ambassadors from Mansfield Chamber of Commerce and kicking off our opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and continental breakfast. 

The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders - Arlington
300 W. Arbrook, Suite A   Arlington, TX 76014
Office: 817.333.3300



April 24, 2013

Dr. Robyn Young and Dr. Shadan Mansoor  Named Hometown Heroes

Dr. Robyn Young and Dr. Shadan Mansoor will be honored as Hometown Heroes for Parker County and Johnson County, respectively.  Both cancer specialists will be celebrated along with other honorees at  "Hats Off To Heroes" dinner events sponsored by the Careity Foundation. To learn more, visit


April 23, 2013

New, Improved Telephone Answering Service Announced
for The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

old-fasioned switchboard operator photo 

We're excited to announce a new, improved telephone answering system for our ten locations. Telephone numbers will not change, just the manner in which calls are answered.  This will help us get you and your loved ones to the right person more quickly.  Here is a letter with tips about the new telephone answering system:

April 24, 2013

For All Patients and Caregivers of The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders,

In order to better respond to your needs, we will upgrade the manner in which we answer the telephone in the coming weeks. Here are quick tips about the changes:

1. Telephone numbers will remain the same, but all calls will be answered by our staff at the Fort Worth - Central Campus location. 

2. If you are calling because you are sick, please let us know immediately. A registered nurse will assist you.

3. To quickly get you to the correct person, the operator will ask a few questions.

4. The operator will ask the location at which you normally see your doctor. We have ten locations.  

5. We can help you more quickly if you are specific about reason for calling, such as, "I need to change my appointment" or "I have a question about my bill."

6. If you ask for a specific employee, the person may be with a patient and unable to take calls. We may direct you to another employee who is available to assist you. 

We ask for your patience during this transition and hope you understand we are working hard to improve service for our patients and their loved ones.

Thank you for your time and understanding,

The Physicians and Management Team of The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.



March 23, 2013

Dr. Lance Mandell Notes Good News for Leukemia Patients
Gene Therapy Progress Holds Great Promise

"The gene therapy (immunotherapy) described in an article in this week's Wall Street Journal, holds great promise for our leukemia patients. The therapy, developed over the past few years, harnesses the patient's own immune system to actively attack their own leukemia.  It was originally shown to be of great benefit in adults with advanced CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia), later in a child with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) and most recently in adults with ALL," said Dr. Lance Mandell, hematologist with The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.  "We should celebrate every ounce of progress--more good things are on the way for our patients." 


March 1, 2013
Dr. DeEtte Vasques Receives Heroes Health Care Award from Fort Worth Business Press

Dr. DeEtte Vasques was honored with the Heroes Health Care Award by the Fort Worth Business Press for her outstanding accomplishments in helping cancer patients. Vasques, a cancer specialist with The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, focuses entirely on female patients diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, endometrial, or other cancers of the reproductive organs.  

"I am passionate about my patients getting what they need and deserve. I always, always treat a patient as I would want my mother to be treated...and I like my mother. I have had the great fortune of being the first to touch a newborn and the last to hold the hand of a dying patient...indescribable," said Vasques.

In addition to providing medical treatment for her patients, Vasques saw a need for emotional support and began the Teal Magnolias, a monthly meeting for those who have been affected by cancer of the reproductive system. The group was named for the teal color recognizing ovarian cancer and for the strength shown by women in the iconic movie, Steel Magnolias. For more information on upcoming meetings, check out our event list or sign up for our e-newsletter via the home page of this website.


February 25, 2013
Dr. Young Says New Drug "Silver Bullet" For Breast Cancer 

Dr. Robyn Young says, " We're celebrating FDA approval of Kadcyla, a "silver bullet" drug targeting only certain types of breast cancer cells. It's the future for cancer treatment and today may help about 20% of breast cancer patients." Learn more in this news release from the FDA. 


February 18, 2013
Our Doctors Named to Top Dr List 2013

We are very proud of the following cancer specialists,  at our Tarrant County locations, recently named to the Top Doctors list in the Fort Worth Texas magazine for 2013:

Matthew Cavey, MD (radiation oncology)

Prashanthi Ganesa, MD (medical oncology)

Lance Mandell, MD (hematology)

Shadan Mansoor, MD (medical oncology)

Ray Page, DO, PhD (medical oncology)

Vinaya Potluri, MD (medical oncology)

Bibas Reddy, DO (medical oncology)

Michael Ross, MD (medical oncology)

Mary Ann Skiba, DO (hematology)

DeEtte Vasques, MD (medical oncology - gynecological cancer only)

Henry Xiong, MD, PhD (medical oncology)

Robyn Young, MD (medical oncology - breast cancer only)




February 11, 2013
Dr.Robyn Young Speaks At Successful Weatherford Event

(photo from Weatherford Democrat)

Congratulations to Parker County's Texas AgriLife Extension Agency for recently hosting the very successful Friend to Friend Staying Healthy Together event, with Dr. Robyn Young speaking about breast cancer. More at:


January 26, 2013
"Love, Hope, Strength Bone Marrow Drive"

We are so proud of our patient, Jose Longoria, and Dr. Bibas Reddy, his medical oncologist. Watch as Jose shares his story on Telemundo Dallas. Special thanks to all who helped and participated in our bone marrow drive to help him and others.


January 10, 2013
Our Doctors Are Super!

Texas Monthly recently named Dr. YoungDr. PageDr. Ross and Dr. Mandell to their Super Doctors list, a statewide recognition.

December 20, 2012
Dr. Bibas Reddy Talks About Lung Cancer

Fort Worth, Texas - Dr. Bibas Reddy discusses lung cancer prevention and new treatment options on KTXD Texas Living. View the story now.




Healing Lives Through Spa Therapy

Fort Worth, Texas ? The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has partnered with SPAtaneity, a local natural nail salon, to offer oncology spa services to cancer patients.

The Center now offers oncology manicures, pedicures, facials and skincare to patients. Patients can opt to receive onsite spa services during or after their chemotherapy infusions and oncology appointments.

?At The Center, our focus is on cancer treatment and support programs and services to restore health to our patient?s entire life,? says Dr. Ray Page, president at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. ?Oncology spa services are designed to help relieve some of the stress and anxiety associated with treatment and is a nice way to pamper a loved one going through cancer.?

The new spa packages are an expansion to existing complementary therapies, such as reflexology and acupuncture, already offered to patients at The Center.

?Cancer treatment puts a tremendous toll on one?s body and mind,? says Missy Malone, certified medical nail technician and founder of SPAtaneity. ?Our goal is provide patients with relaxing, compassionate services to assist them in their journey to reclaimed health.?

Spa services are customized to meet specific needs of cancer patients and are performed by oncology-certified estheticians. Services are also available to patient?s caregivers and gift certificates are available. For more information, call 817.759.7000 or contact SPAtaneity at 866.338.4880.


December 7 - Celebrity Cutting Event

Celebrity Cutting Event Logo

Since 1995, Careity Foundation’s Celebrity Cutting Horse event has brought together international celebrities from all walks of life for an evening of fun, thrills and philanthropy. Sports figures, physicians, outstanding performing artists and more come to try their hand at the fast-growing sport of cutting, held in one of the world’s leading cutting horse centers in the heart of Texas. You’re invited to join the fun while you support Careity Foundation’s work in the cancer care community! Click here to order tickets.

Click here to visit the Careity Foundation website for more information.


Watch Dr. Young's Video - Prevent Breast Cancer - Protect Yourself!

NEW! Watch Dr. Robyn Young's video, "Prevent Breast Cancer - Protect
Yourself!" Learn easy tips in this 20 minute presentation
that could save your life! Prevention tips and tools are available for download
after video.
Click here to watch the video.


November 16, 2012 - Free Breast Cancer Event and Lunch

Free Lunch & Learn Presentation - Breast Cancer and the Environment: Clear As Mud

Join us for lunch and a presentation from Dr. Robyn Young, followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.  Dr. Young dispels myths about environmental factors and breast cancer, plus offers valuable info on preventing breast cancer. 

Register here before 10 am on Thursday, Nov.14, or by calling 1.877.THR.WELL (1.877.847.9355). Seating is limited.



November 13, 2012 - Shine a Light on Lung Cancer to Honor Survivors

Fort Worth, Texas – The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will host a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil, as part of the largest internationally coordinated awareness event for lung cancer, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is one of only two vigil locations across Texas.

“Lung cancer is a serious disease, but there is tremendous new hope in this area,” says Dr. Ray Page, cancer specialist and president of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. “The vigil will provide hope, compassion and support to those affected by the disease.”

The Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil will take place at The Center’s Fort Worth Central Campus, located at 800 W. Magnolia Ave in Fort Worth, at 6:00pm. The community will gather to honor all those impacted by lung cancer and connect in a call to action lead nationally by the Lung Cancer Alliance.

Dr. Page will speak at the event, along with two inspiring lung cancer survivors, Beth Becker and Robert Freeman.

“Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers,” says Dr. Page, who has been providing lung cancer treatment to patients for more than 15 years. “The Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil will empower patients, survivors, caregivers and the community to join a historic movement.”

For many participating in the vigil, the most special part will be the recognition of those touched by lung cancer through a moment of silence, an acknowledgement of survivors and the culmination of a lighting of glow sticks.

According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 400,000 lung cancer survivors in the US today. An estimated 226,160 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.

Registration for the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil is free. RSVP to Colleen Hayes at or call 817-759-7077. For more information, visit


October 25, 2012 - Prevent Breast Cancer - Protect Yourself

Free webcast and live call-in with Dr. Young personally answering your private questions. Prevention tips and tools will be sent to all participants. Register today!


September 13, 2012 - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Event

Fort Worth, TX - The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will host an Ovarian Cancer Awareness Luncheon on September 20th in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

In women age 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths.The ovarian cancer awareness luncheon will be held: Thursday, September 20th from 12:00pm-1:00pm at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders located at 800 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104. More...

August 22, 2012 - Tough Choices, New Hope

Fort Worth, TX - As if hearing you have cancer is not devastating enough, Brandi Duran heard those words when she was 15 weeks pregnant. Brandi and her oncologist had several tough decisions to make, including the choice of terminating her pregnancy or exposing her baby to the risks of chemotherapy.

Read Brandi's story of hope in the August issue of Hope Elevated.





July 24, 2012 - Celebrating Life

Fort Worth, TX - Ed Silva will celebrate a special birthday next week. There was a time last year when he didn't know whether he would live to see 55 years. However, the grandfather of four completed chemo this month and has a lot to celebrate.

Read Ed's story of hope in the July issue of Hope Elevated.



July 9, 2012 - Family Dealing With Cancer Creates Summer to Remember

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient and mother of two, Misty Garnand, was featured on NBC Channel 5, sharing her story of a summer to remember. This North Texas mother with a rare form of cervical cancer is creating lasting memories with her family with the help of her Johnson County community. View the video clip.

July 5, 2012 - Fort Worth Teen Finds Pride in 'Graduation' from Chemo

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient, Chelsie Watts, was featured on WFAA Channel 8, sharing an important milestone - her final round of chemo. As a recent high school graduate, Chelsie's most important milestone has nothing to do with academics, but everything to do with survival. View the video clip.

June 21, 2012 - Living on Faith

Fort Worth, TX - Karyn Murillo has had her share of rough days in the past year. Still nothing compares to the day in April when she was diagnosed with Stage 2A rectal cancer. Despite battling rectal cancer, Karyn is still living on faith.

Read Karyn's story of hope in the June issue of Hope Elevated.



May 30, 2012 - Gary's Reel Recovery

Fort Worth, TX - Gary McCraw's outlook on life changed one weekend after attending a weekend long retreat called Reel Recovery for men recovering from cancer. Gary is a Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor. 

Read Gary's story of hope in the May issue of Hope Elevated.



May 9, 2012 - Think Being a Mom is Hard? Try Doing it with Chemo

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient, Christine Garcia, was featured on WFAA Channel 8, speaking about her role as a mother while battling breast cancer. Inspired by Garcia's strength, employees and volunteers at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders put together a surprise gift basket, then treated her to medically-approved spa treatments to make her life a little easier. View the video now.

April 24, 2012 - A Mother's Inspiration

Fort Worth, TX - This Mother's Day, Christine Garcia will receive something special from her son that cannot be bought in any store -  the gift of inspiration. Her son, Eduardo, will give her this gift, just as he has done every day since she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Read Christine's story of hope in the April issue of Hope Elevated.


March 28, 2012 - Specialized Workouts Keep Cancer Patients in Fighting Shape

Weight management class photoFort Worth, TX - The Center's weight management program for cancer survivors was featured in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article.

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Specialized workouts help keep cancer patients in fighting shape.

For more information on The Center's weight management program, call 817-759-7000 to schedule appointment.

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February 29, 2012 - The Center Hosts Free Ask the Doctor Event

Fort Worth, TX - The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will host a free 'Ask the Doctor' program focused on colorectal cancer as part of National Colorectal Awareness Month. Learn more in the February issue of Hope Elevated.

February 23, 2012 - Joni Brown Joins Gynecologic Oncology Team

Fort Worth, TX - The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is pleased to welcome Joni Brown, Physician Assistant, to our gynecologic oncology team. She will assist Dr. Vasques in serving patients with a focus in ovarian cancer treatment, uterine cancer treatment, cervical cancer treatment and other cancers of the female reproductive organs. More...

January 25, 2012 - Chelsie's Story of New Year's Hope

Fort Worth, TX - While most high school seniors look forward to graduation, one 17-year-old Midlothian High School teen looks forward to beating cancer in 2012. Chelsie Watts has had anything but a routine senior year. She was diagnosed with appendiceal adenocarcinoma as the school year started.

Read Chelsie's story of New Year's hope, along with the latest news from The Center, in the January issue of Hope Elevated.





December 26, 2011 - Roxanne's Story of Holiday Hope

Fort Worth, TX - Imagine starting the holidays learning you are pregnant, then being diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer days just later. That was the predicament Roxanne Martinez found herself in.

Read more about Roxanne's story in the December issue of Hope Elevated.





December 1, 2011 - Four Physicians Included in 2011 Texas Super Doctors List

Fort Worth, TX - Four of our physicians were included in the 2011 Texas Super Doctors list published in the December issue of Texas Monthly. Congratulations to:
·         Gregory Friess, DO
·         Ray Page, DO, PhD
·         Michael Ross, MD
·         Robyn Young, MD

November 1, 2011 - Fighting Cancer (CBS 11)

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient, Roxanne Martinez, was featured on CBS 11, discussing preventative measures she took to fight breast cancer. The report also featured Robyn Young, MD, and highlights our Breast Cancer Prevention Quiz. View story now.

October 4, 2011 - Robyn Young, MD, Featured in Breast Cancer Awareness Video

Watch our video on breast cancer headlines featuring our own breast cancer expert, Robyn Young, MD, speaking at Northwest ISD. Forward it to a family member or friend to help raise breast cancer awareness among those you care about most.

October 2011 - Breast Cancer Prevention Quiz

September 22, 2011 - Major Changes for Some Breast Cancer Patients (NBC 5)

Fort Worth, TX - Robyn Young, M.D., was featured on NBC Channel 5 about new breast cancer research that is changing the way doctors prescribe anticancer drugs. Find out how the new protocol is saving the lives of breast cancer patients. Watch the story now.

July 7, 2011 - Con C?ncer y Embarazada (Telemundo)

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient, Roxanne Martinez, shares her inspirational story of battling breast cancer while pregnant with Telemundo. Shanthi Ganesa, M.D., discusses treating breast cancer with chemotherapy during pregnancy in the report. Watch the video now (Spanish).

May 3, 2011 - Fort Worth Cancer Patient Tackles Chemo, Pregnancy (WFAA 8)

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient, Roxanne Martinez, was featured on WFAA Channel 8, sharing her  experience with breast cancer, pregnancy, and the birth of her daughter, Serenity.  Dr. Robyn Young, cancer specialist focusing entirely on breast cancer, talks about how chemotherapy and having a healthy baby are miracles of progress in cancer treatment.  Dr. Young, medical oncologist, provides breast cancer treatment at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in Fort Worth and Weatherford. Watch video now.

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