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How MD Anderson made my breast cancer treatment journey quick

January 30, 2015

Fortunately, Dianna Ray's breast cancer treatment journey was quick -- just six weeks -- thanks to early detection and care from the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center's Multi Team Clinic in her hometown, Houston.

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Advice from four cancer survivors

January 29, 2015

We talked with four cancer survivors and caregivers and asked them to share their advice for those who've recently received a cancer diagnosis. Here's what they had to say.

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Facing infertility after testicular cancer treatment

January 28, 2015

Infertility, a side effect from chemotherapy, was the last thing on Shane Scott's mind when he began his testicular cancer treatment. But his doctor suggested he prepare for the possibility. Today, Shane has a 2-year-old son Kyson, one of his main motivations for getting healthy and beating cancer.

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How nurses helped me through my ovarian cancer recurrence

January 27, 2015

Brittany Hurst spent 70 days in the hospital following her second ovarian cancer diagnosis. It was one of the toughest times in her life, but the nurses who became some of her best friends helped her through it.

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How young adult cancer patients can find social support

January 22, 2015

Cancer is tough for all cancer patients, and young adults who feel like life is just getting started may face additional issues. But social support can help. Find out how.

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Looking back on a life-changing year

January 21, 2015

At 32, Jamie Bernard was a healthy, active mom. She never thought she'd be diagnosed with stage IIA ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive form of breast cancer.

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Opening up about my breast cancer journey

January 20, 2015

Gail Morse decided to keep her breast cancer diagnosis to herself and not tell her friends and family about it. But as she went through breast cancer treatment, she learned to open up.

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A large cell cervical cancer patient's first visit to MD Anderson

January 16, 2015

Stephanie Madsen had been to three other hospitals for her large cell cervical cancer treatment, but at MD Anderson she found support, passion, courage and, most of all, hope.

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After squamous cell carcinoma, appreciating the little things

January 14, 2015

After Phil Gonzalez was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in the left side of his jaw, he came to MD Anderson. But Phil says the toughest part of his head and neck cancer treatment was losing his ability to taste.

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How our pathologists help our patients

January 13, 2015

It's not unusual for a patient to arrive at MD Anderson with one diagnosis and to leave with a different one. And, our pathologists plays a big part in getting that second opinions right.

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Wearing my chemo-cut as a badge of honor

January 12, 2015

As a repeat uterine cancer warrior, Marcy Kurtz had devised a chemo and hair loss plan that worked for her. But when she came to MD Anderson for an appointment she decided to leave her wig at home and show off her chemotherapy cut. Read what she learned about cancer and hair loss.

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Putting family first after my dad's melanoma recurrence

January 08, 2015

Melanie Steel was devastated after her dad received a stage IV melanoma diagnosis. But soon after, she discovered a silver lining.

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What you should know about multiple myeloma

January 07, 2015

Each year, about 24,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with multiple myeloma, but we've made tremendous strides in treating this blood cancer, enabling patients to live longer.

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How prostate cancer brought my husband and I closer together

January 06, 2015

Vickie Gibson Poe is determined to find some good in every situation. Her husband's prostate cancer is no exception to this rule.

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Could home-based monitoring enhance your cancer care?

January 05, 2015

Imagine if you could monitor your health between cancer care visits and quickly share details with your doctors. That's the premise of research conducted at MD Anderson.

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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

Events in Your Neighborhood

March 22

10th Annual Scope It Out 5K Washington DC

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March 31

3rd Annual Chris4Life's Eat4Life

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April 12

5th Annual Cookies4Chris

Pittsburgh, PA
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