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Facing pancreatic cancer and the Whipple procedure head on

April 24, 2015

When Shannon Magee was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her friend told her that if she needed to have the Whipple procedure, she should come to MD Anderson.

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Coping with lymphedema after sarcoma treatment

April 22, 2015

After completing sarcoma treatment, Cara Sorrell thought she was leaving cancer behind, until she started noticing the symptoms of lymphedema.

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Get to know Nova Sprague, cardiac ultrasound technologist

April 22, 2015

Nova Sprague, an ultrasound technologist, always has had a passion for animals, especially dogs. And she never thought she'd work with them instead of people. But MD Anderson drew her in, she says.

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First person: Getting to know Ferran Prat

April 21, 2015

A globe-trotting chemist turned-lawyer-turned businessman, Ferran Prat, Ph.D., J.D., sees himself as an agent for some of cancer medicine's biggest stars. As vice president for Strategic Industry Ventures, he helps connect our researchers with pharmaceutical companies, resources and tools to help in their efforts to end cancer.

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How I'm coping with thyroid cancer as a photographer and a mom

April 20, 2015

For the past five years, Amanda White has been living with thyroid cancer. To help her cope, the mom of two young boys and professional photographer is taking photos of moms with cancer.

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How we work to prevent infections

April 17, 2015

Our highly specialized Infection Control team is committed to making sure germs don't reach our patients.

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4 questions about advance care planning, answered

April 16, 2015

Many Americans are beginning to talk about their medical care wishes. This process of making decisions about your future health care is called advance care planning.

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Do women with dense breasts need extra cancer screenings?

April 15, 2015

Recent news headlines suggest women with dense breast tissue need specialty care and exams to detect breast cancer. But Therese Bevers, M.D. says the news is ahead of the science. Bevers answers some common questions about dense breasts and screenings.

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A survivor's advice for single parents facing cancer

April 14, 2015

Constance Charles, a single parent, was afraid to tell her daughter she had breast cancer. Today, she's a proud survivor and the face of Jason's Deli's Strike Through Cancer campaign. Here's Constance's advice for other single parents facing cancer.

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How patient services representatives help our patients

April 13, 2015

Working as a patient services representative at MD Anderson is a little like doing a puzzle. But there's a catch: new pieces keep appearing, some disappear, and sometimes you get handed several identical pieces.

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How a basketball coach beat rectal cancer

April 08, 2015

Drew Long, a rectal cancer patient, didn't recognize the rectal cancer symptoms at first. Now with treatment complete, he's learning to adjust to having an ileostomy.

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Houston breast cancer survivor: 'You don't have to be brave and strong all the time'

April 07, 2015

After she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Stacy Sugg decided to undergo a mastectomy at the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center's Multi Team Clinic.

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Finding hope after triple-negative breast cancer

April 06, 2015

After finding lumps in her right breast, Delia Stroud was diagnosed with stage three triple-negative breast cancer. This was a tremendous shock because she'd had a clear mammogram only six months earlier.

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How my coworkers helped me through chemo

April 02, 2015

When Kate Boone started chemotherapy for her melanoma treatment she knew she'd have to take a lot of sick days. Thankfully, she got by with some help from her coworkers.

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Finding my identity as a cancer spouse

April 01, 2015

Ever since his wife's cancer diagnosis, Matt Madsen has felt more like "Stephanie's husband" than himself. Finding his own identity as a cancer spouse wasn't easy.

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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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