Author and Cancer Survivor, June Hunt to Speak at Baylor Plano

You're invited to hear author, speaker, radio host, and breast cancer survivor June Hunt present Caring for a Loved One with Cancer on Tuesday, October 6 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Education Center on the Garden Level of Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, 4700 Alliance Blvd. In addition, Christopher Menendez, M.D., breast surgeon on the Baylor Plano medical staff, will be on hand to take questions. Lunch will be provided. To register, please call 1.800.4BAYLOR or click here.

Hope For The Heart Founder and CEO June Hunt is a dynamic Christian leader whose life work has yielded landmark contributions in the field of Christian counseling. An author, singer and speaker, she founded Hope For The Heart in 1986. Since then, the ministry has offered hope and help through biblically-based counsel and encouragement to people in more than 60 countries. June has written numerous books, including Bonding With Your Teen through Boundaries, and Caring for a Loved One with Cancer, which comes from her own experience as a cancer survivor. June is also a contributor to The Soul Care Bible and the Women's Devotional Bible. Her newest books are How to Forgive … When You Don't Feel Like It, the Counseling Through Your Bible Handbook—a distillation of 50 of the ministry's most popular Counseling Keys—the popular devotional Seeing Yourself Through God's Eyes, and How to Handle Your Emotions.

"I remember times throughout my life when I'd ask myself, 'What can I do? What can I say when someone I love is diagnosed with cancer?' During my own bout with bilateral breast cancer, friends and family taught me the answer. Their extraordinary acts of service and love strengthened me for the battle and helped me vanquish this formidable foe," says June Hunt, founder and CEO of Hope for the Heart. "Now it's my honor to pass along their kindness through simple, specific strategies that will help others express their heart and extend their care to anyone facing cancer, or any critical illness."

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Baylor Plano will also offer the following events. To register for an event, please call Please call 1.800.4BAYLOR or click here.

The Ovarian and Breast Cancer Link

Friday, October 2
12 to 1 p.m.
Baylor Plano Conference Room A/B, Garden Level 

Nirmala Vallurupalli, M.D., gynecologist on the Baylor Plano medical staff will discuss which women are at an increased risk for ovarian cancer, how breast cancer can increase one's risk for ovarian cancer, the role heredity plays in ovarian cancer and provide details on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. 

Celebrating Women and Fall Fashion Show

Thursday, October 15
The Shops at Willow Bend
2401 Dallas Parkway, Plano 

Physician Panel featuring breast cancer specialists on the Baylor Plano medical staff – second floor

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Reception – first floor

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Fashion Show highlighting this fall's hottest trends, modeled by more than 35 cancer survivors from Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. - first floor 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Your Health This Month

Wednesday, October 21
7:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

Baylor Plano Conference Room A/B, Garden Level Free blood pressure and scoliosis screening and education, breast cancer risk assessments and education, diabetes education, asthma screening, body fat assessments and nutrition education. Cholesterol and glucose testing will be available for $15. 

Breast Cancer Facts

  • According to the National Cancer Institute:
  • An estimated 192,370 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in females in 2009.
  • An estimated 1,910 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in males in 2009.
  • Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women in the United States.
  • Because of advances in technology and treatment for breast cancer, nearly 90% of women diagnosed with the disease will survive at least 5 years.
  • Several clinical trials have shown that screening mammograms can reduce mortality from breast cancer.

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is a 112-bed acute care hospital committed to serving North Texas residents with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms. Services at the not-for-profit, fully-accredited facility include treatment for advanced spine deformities at the Baylor Scoliosis Center, neurosciences, orthopaedics, medical and radiation oncology, surgical weight loss, women's services, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more. Patients have access to digital imaging onsite at Baylor Plano and at the Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, an outpatient department of Baylor Plano.

The hospital is the first in North Dallas and Collin County to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for gynecology and prostate procedures through the FDA-approved da Vinci® S Surgical System. The hospital has won several quality awards including the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence and has received a Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Jerri Garison is president of Baylor Plano. For fiscal year 2008, Baylor Health Care System reported $446 million in community benefit, which includes providing care for charity patients and patients enrolled in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the unreimbursed costs of medical education, research and community programs.

Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano or Baylor Health Care System.

About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: