Dr. Heather M. King

Dr. King is fellowship trained in the surgical management of benign breast disease and breast cancer.

Operating as usual

Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing - Zoom 10/30/2020

Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing - Zoom

Here is the link to a talk with Dr. Sprunt about our unique oncoplastic surgery practice. Enjoy and pass on to anyone who needs breast cancer surgery! ❤️️❤️❤️

Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing - Zoom Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.

advances.sciencemag.org 08/14/2020

Low-cost measurement of facemask efficacy for filtering expelled droplets during speech

This study measured the effectiveness of different types of masks. Basically,gaiter/neck fleeces actually decrease the size of the droplets and spread droplets more.
Stick to surgical and cotton masks!


advances.sciencemag.org Mandates for mask use in public during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, worsened by global shortage of commercial supplies, have led to widespread use of homemade masks and mask alternatives. It is assumed that wearing such masks reduces the likelihood for an infected person to spread the disease, but....

eventbrite.com 08/12/2020

Help Us Relaunch the Big Pink Bus

Please consider joining this virtual fundraiser to raise money for The Big Pink Bus.
This program brings screening mammography to many women at their place of work and to the underserved patients in Travis County.
It's going to be a great lineup and is for an excellent cause!❤️🤩🙌

eventbrite.com A virtual celebration to fund Lone Star Circle of Care's Mobile Mammography serving those in greatest need

cdc.gov 07/29/2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

If you have questions about whether or not you should undergo COVID testing-the CDC has a online "chatbox" which will ask certain questions and may help guide you. Scroll down the page to the part labeled "Self Checker."


cdc.gov Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.


Everyone please wear a mask when in public and social distancing is not possible!

cbsaustin.com 05/08/2020

Air Force Thunderbirds to fly over Austin on May 12

Everyone get ready to see this!

cbsaustin.com The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will fly over Austin to honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights on May 12 as part of Operation America Strong! A formation of 6 F-16C/D Fighting Falcons will conduct these flyovers as salute to healthcare workers, firs...

washingtonpost.com 05/01/2020

Patients with certain cancers are nearly three times as likely to die of covid-19, study says

We need to protect the most vulnerable people in our community. Please wear facemasks when you go out to protect yourself and those around you!

washingtonpost.com Those with blood or lung malignancies, or tumors that have spread throughout the body, were at highest risk of complications and death.

cbsaustin.com 04/22/2020

Surgery restrictions loosened to help reopen Texas economy during coronavirus pandemic

I was interviewed by CBS/KEYE yesterday about returning to surgery😀


cbsaustin.com The next step in Governor Greg Abbott's plan to reopen the Texas economy is loosening surgery restrictions. On Monday, an executive order reopened state parks and on Friday retail stores can start offering pickup service. At midnight Tuesday, patients who had their surgeries postponed because of the...

dailynews.ascopubs.org 04/17/2020

Using Multigenomic Assays in Premenopausal Patients and Those With Node-Positive Breast Cancer

A commentary about the use of genomics to help determine benefit of chemotherapy in premenopausal women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer. Excellent article!

dailynews.ascopubs.org Using Multigenomic Assays in Premenopausal Patients and Those With Node-Positive Breast Cancer January 15, 2020 Michael Gnant, MD, FACS Dr. Michael Gnant is a professor of surgery at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Medical University of Vienna and a long-standing ASCO member. Dr. Michael Gnan...

kwtx.com 04/13/2020

COVID-19 ‘patient zero’ released from local hospital after 25-day stay

kwtx.com A 27-year-old Central Texas man whose dream trip turned into a nightmare after he contracted COVID-19 left the hospital following a 25-day stay to applause and cheers from those who saved his life.

ajmc.com 04/10/2020

Genetic Testing May Benefit Older Women With Breast Cancer

Here is an article demonstrating benefit to genetic testing in women of an "older age" based on a diagnosis of breast cancer.


ajmc.com The 2 main criteria that warrant genetic testing for breast cancer in women are age and having a family history of cancer. Postmenopausal women without any hereditary risk factors, however, often do not undergo genetic testing for the disease.

covid19.healthdata.org 03/30/2020

IHME | COVID-19 Projections

Here are is a website with a model for COVID-19 data.
The social distancing in Texas has flattened the curve! You can look at the entire country and each state.
Everyone please stay home and stay safe!


covid19.healthdata.org Explore hospital bed use, need for intensive care beds, and ventilator use due to COVID-19 based on projected deaths for all 50 US states and District of Columbia

artbraaustin.bcrc.org 03/12/2020

Art Bra Austin


artbraaustin.bcrc.org Art Bra®Austin June 6, 2020 | JW Marriott Presented by Breast Cancer Resource Center Thank You Art Bra® 2019 Is a Success! A record-breaking $682,000 was raised to support Central Texas women and their caregivers facing the life-altering challenges of breast cancer! Join the celebration Art Bra® ...

texasoncology.com 03/12/2020

COVID-19: Q&A for Texas Oncology Patients and Caregivers

Please be aware that COVID-19 precautions have been initiated here at Texas Oncology as early as last week. Our guidelines are being updated daily. Our patients on chemotherapy are vulnerable as they are immunocompromised. Everyone who visits will be effectively screened. At this time, no elective surgeries are being cancelled due to health risks.
Please check our website if you have an appointment for guidelines.


texasoncology.com Whether you’re a patient, a caregiver, or are close to someone with cancer, you may have questions about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

breastcancer.org 02/05/2020

Long-Term Follow-Up Suggests Estrogen-Only and Combination Hormone Replacement Therapy Have Opposite Effects on Breast Cancer Risk

Ladies, the jury is still out! Estrogen only replacement does seem to be safer for menopausal symptom management.

breastcancer.org Estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy seems to lower breast cancer risk, while combination hormone replacement therapy increases risk, according to long-term data from the Women’s Health Initiative.

wired.co.uk 02/03/2020

Think Goop is bad? It's only the tip of Netflix's pseudoscience iceberg

I think alternative medicine and Western medicine can be complementary...but always respect the scientific process and consider your sources!

wired.co.uk In The Goop Lab, Gwyneth Paltrow and her colleagues try out energy healing, psychedelics and cold therapy. But plenty of Netflix's documentaries take an equally dubious approach to science

bbc.com 01/06/2020

'I have one breast, would you like to see it?'

These women are very inspiring!

bbc.com Three women tell us why having a mastectomy never made them feel less of a woman.

therivardreport.com 10/31/2019

New Texas Law Cuts Out-of-Pocket Costs for Diagnostic Mammograms

Everyone should celebrate that Texas passed legislation requiring insurance to cover the costs of diagnostic breast imaging!!!!!

therivardreport.com Before the passage of House Bill 170, out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic mammograms could be unaffordable for patients, even those with insurance.


Make a difference during Breast Cancer Action Month

Here's a little video from the Komen walk❤️❤️❤️

Our 2019 Austin More Than Pink Walk drew 5,000 people all rallied around one cause — ending breast cancer and supporting those who currently live with it. Jo...


Dr. Heather M. King's cover photo


We have free registration!!!
Search for the Texas Breast Specialists/Texas Oncology team. Then enter the code
We will have a tent to meet at this year. Coffee and treats to get started. Please join us!!!


Dr. Heather M. King's cover photo

info-komen.org 09/04/2019

Susan G. Komen® Greater Central and East Texas - 2019 Komen Austin MORE THAN PINK Walk

It's that time of year again!!!
Please join our team. This year we have free sign up for our survivors! Join the team and use the code D19-TBS!

info-komen.org I am supporting Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk. Come join me!

facs.org 08/22/2019

Recommendation to Omit Radiation Therapy after Lumpectomy for Some Breast Cancer Patients Is Frequently Not Implemented in Clinical Practice

There are some women who can safely avoid radiation after lumpectomy. This study showed that as of two years ago, the national guideline was not being followed. Everyone please speak with your surgeon and radiation oncologist. Understand whether or not you fit the criteria and would truly benefit from post-lumpectomy radiation.

facs.org New National Cancer Data Base study finds that most elderly breast cancer patients who could skip radiation still get it.




This is a scientific poster presented at the ASCO conference. This examined Mammaprint results in relation to race and overall risk and results of chemotherapy.

Mammaprint is a test of tumor DNA to determine whether a patient will benefit from chemotherapy.


link.springer.com 07/11/2019

Psychosocial Functioning in Women with Early Breast Cancer Treated with Breast Surgery With or Without Immediate Breast Reconstruction

This is an article examining patient well-being based on surgical decision making...making sure you have all of the options is incredibly important.

link.springer.com Purpose To compare psychosocial function outcomes in early breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving surgery (BCS), mastectomy alone (MA), and mastectomy with immediate breast...




The ASBS has released a comprehensive statement recommending personalized screening for breast cancer. Click the above link to access the statement.


nsabp.pitt.edu 05/01/2019

National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)

If you are ever looking for high quality research that defines the management of breast cancer, please refer to the NSABP website. This organization has continued to produce high volume trials that have changed the practice of oncology care.

nsabp.pitt.edu NSABP Web Site

manchester.ac.uk 02/11/2019

Annual screening detects breast cancers earlier for women aged 35-39 with a family history

Ladies-please spread the word! Risk assessments can be done to estimate your lifetime risk of breast cancer. Based on this, we can make recommendations for regular screening mammograms or additional studies. This study supports customized breast cancer screening as is recommended by the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

manchester.ac.uk Annual screening for younger women aged 35-39 who have a family history of breast cancer would be highly effective in detecting tumours earlier, a major UK trial has found. The trial, funded by charity Breast Cancer Now, found that annual mammograms for women aged 35-39 at ‘moderate’ or ‘high....

eshre.eu 02/04/2019

ART and cancer

This large, comprehensive study from the Netherlands shows no increased rates of cancer in children born from parents who required fertility treatments.😀

eshre.eu ART and cancer

news.vumc.org 02/01/2019

Study finds patient messages help predict medication adherence

news.vumc.org Around two-thirds of patients treated for breast cancer will have had hormone-sensitive tumors and, after their initial treatment, will be advised to undergo hormone therapy for five to 10 years to prevent recurrence.

forbes.com 01/14/2019

Researchers Uncover Major Clue In Predicting Response To Immunotherapy

forbes.com Immunotherapy continues to be one of the most talked-about therapeutic approaches in oncology, but one niggling issue has been puzzling researchers even since the early clinical trials: Why do patients with seemingly similar cancers respond markedly differently to these drugs?





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