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Kyssi Andrew's three lessons on coping with hair loss

August 27, 2014

For 5-year-old Khyrstin Andrews, better known as Kyssi, and her mom, Marla, it was just as tough when Kyssi lost her hair the third time as it was the first. This is the third time Kyssi has underwent treatment for a Wilms' Tumor, a type of childhood cancer that affects the kidneys.

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What you should know about bladder cancer

August 26, 2014

This year, nearly 75,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer. For many, blood in the urine will be the first tell-tale bladder cancer symptom. But many patients don't come to MD Anderson until their disease is late-stage and the bladder cancer has spread. And that can make bladder cancer treatment more difficult.

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How we help cancer caregivers

August 25, 2014

When our patients undergo treatment, the focus is on them and their needs. But cancer often affects the entire family, especially caregivers. To help, we have employees and programs that provide support to cancer caregivers.

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Patients strut their stuff during holiday parades

August 22, 2014

Everyone loves a parade. And there's something special about the processions of patients that occur on Floor 18 (G18) in the Main Building four times a year -- at Easter, Independence Day, Halloween and Christmas.

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Spotting melanoma in children

August 21, 2014

Although rare, pediatric melanoma cases have increased 2% each year between 1973 and 2009. In 2013 there were 750 cases of melanoma in children alone.

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How a PACU nurse helps our patients, one smile at a time

August 20, 2014

For 33 years, Annamanna Thomas, a nurse in our Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, has been inspiring other nurses and lifting up our patients with her ever-present smile.

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Survivor raises awareness for breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma

August 19, 2014

Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 33 is unusual enough, but Raylene Hollrah was also diagnosed a few years later with an extremely rare type of lymphoma: breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

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What happens when you send a letter to a patient or your care team?

August 18, 2014

MD Anderson has 24 employees working behind the scenes to ensure that more than 268,000 pieces of mail each month are transported and received.

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Learning to let others help me through a mastectomy

August 15, 2014

Erika Archer Lewis underwent genetic testing and discovered she carried the BRCA1 genetic mutation, putting her at greater risk of developing ovarian cancer and breast cancer. "I was about to undergo a mastectomy, and I had an overwhelming urge to reach out to people in all areas of my life," she says.

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A day in the life of a stem cell transplant patient

August 14, 2014

Harley Hudson underwent a stem cell transplant as a part of his chronic lymphocyctic leukemia (CLL) treatment. He shares what a typical day is like for a stem cell transplant.

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The silver lining in a pediatric osteosarcoma diagnosis

August 13, 2014

After their daughter Caroline was diagnosed with pediatric osteosarcoma, the Richards relocated to Houston. While leaving behind friends and family was tough, they quickly found comfort and support at MD Anderson's Children Cancer Center.

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I just found out I carry the BRCA 1 genetic mutation, and I'm not freaking out

August 12, 2014

After undergoing genetic testing, Natalie Arneson found out that she carries the BRCA 1 genetic mutation, putting her at higher risk for developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. But she's not worried. She feels empowered.

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Surviving melanoma during high school

August 11, 2014

Taylor Nance was well on her way to navigating high school when she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma.

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Appendix cancer caregiver on learning to open up

August 08, 2014

When Victoria Nahas' mom was diagnosed with appendix cancer, she was told to never let her mom see her cry. But over time, she learned that opening up to her mom about the heart ache was exactly what the two of them needed.

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Waiting for my anal cancer scan results

August 07, 2014

Michele Longabaugh, an anal cancer survivor, doesn't start to worry until after her cancer scans. For her, that's when the"scanxiety" begins.

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Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?

  • 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
  • Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
  • 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
  • Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded

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September 20

2nd Annual Scope It Out 5k Run/Walk New York City

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September 27

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October 4

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