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What my family learned from life after melanoma treatment

September 19, 2014

When Jennifer Martin's husband was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma, he was given six to nine months to live. That was almost three years ago.

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19 ways to help someone with cancer

September 17, 2014

Want to help a friend or loved one dealing with cancer? It can be hard to know exactly what you can or should do. That's why we asked the cancer patients, survivors and caregivers in our Facebook community to tell us the most helpful thing you can do for someone dealing with cancer.

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A stem cell transplant patient's tips for recovery

September 16, 2014

Early in his chronic lymphocyctic leukemia (CLL) journey, Harley Hudson learned to take things one day at a time. But it hasn't been an easy lesson, and it's one that he continues to learn as he recovers from his stem cell transplant.

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What to say to someone with cancer

September 15, 2014

When Amanda Woodward was diagnosed with melanoma, many of the people she encountered struggled to find the right words. So she and some fellow cancer patients got together to create a list of what to say to someone with cancer.

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Losing my hair during ovarian cancer treatment

September 12, 2014

After she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Brittany Hurst dreaded losing her hair during chemotherapy. But a new found love of makeup and some extra confidence helped her cope.

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Wisdom from a 5-time cancer survivor

September 11, 2014

Houstonian Beth Williams didn't come to MD Anderson when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in her mid-30s. But when she received a colon cancer diagnosis nearly 20 years later, she couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Now Beth refers to herself as an MD Anderson "frequent flier." She has been treated for colon cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer and skin cancer here.

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Questions people ask about my thymoma

September 10, 2014

Finding out you have cancer brings so many questions to mind. Finding out you have a very rare cancer, like thymoma, brings even more. Here are the questions others often ask Anna Masten Jackson.

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My bladder cancer journey

September 09, 2014

In June 2009, Susan Dixon Woods noticed a tinge of blood in her urine, but she quickly dismissed it. She never thought it could be a bladder cancer symptom.

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How MD Anderson clinical trials are helping cancer patients

September 08, 2014

Bringing patients new and better cancer treatment through clinical trials is what sets MD Anderson apart.

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What does a physician assistant do?

September 05, 2014

They've been called essential, a driving force and, in a nod to their adaptability, "the stem cells of MD Anderson." They're physician assistants (PAs).

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How my daughter's childhood cancer diagnosis changed our lives

September 05, 2014

In July 2012, Gaylene Meeson's 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, and her life changed forever. Now she's raising awareness for childhood cancer.

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What cancer survivorship means to me

September 03, 2014

Melanoma survivor Rachel Cruz rarely associated cancer with life until she attended the Anderson Network Cancer Survivorship Conference. Today, though, she feels like she has more control over her cancer experience.

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How a dragon sculpture fueled hope and community for our patients

September 02, 2014

For the past five months, Ian Cion has worked with more than 1,300 patients, family members, and staff at MD Anderson to create a monumental scale river dragon sculpture entitled Okoa the Wave Rider.The name, "Okoa," was selected through a vote by the patients and families who helped create the dragon. It's a Swahili word that means "rescue, save, redeem or deliver."

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How marathon running helped me through my CLL treatment

August 28, 2014

After he was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Alex Magdaleno decided to take up marathon running to prove to himself that he could do it in spite of cancer. Since his diagnosis in 2008, he has run 13 marathons and is training for another.

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Kyssi Andrews' 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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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

September 20

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

Roosevelt Island, New York, New York
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September 25

COLONTOWN LEARNS Virtual Roundtable


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September 27

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K in partnership with Chris4Life

Chicago, IL
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